CORNWALL – A half dozen graduates from the Eastern Ontario Training Board’s Kitchen Helper program are now collecting a paycheque.
EOTB Project Manager Kimberly Vass-Lihou says the six students have landed jobs at area restaurants and conference centers after completing the 16-week program and six week placement.
“Employers are seeing first-hand how valuable they are,” said Vass-Lihou.
The Kitchen Helper program helps unemployed youth, between the ages of 18 and 25, get the experience in a kitchen setting to get a job.
After two successful runs in Cornwall, the program is underway in Alexandria.