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Next Phase Begins for SCC Culinary Training Program


With the Wynn Casino in Everett scheduled to open next year, approximately 4,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the region. Many of these will be in the culinary and hospitality sector. 

For some, this is an opportunity to pursue a career in the casino industry. And this will, in turn, create employment opportunities as new vacancies appear in businesses in the surrounding area. The new Culinary Arts Training being offered by the First Source Jobs Program is connecting local people with these opportunities.

Ten program participants – from Somerville and neighboring communities – attended six weeks of job readiness training for the culinary arts at SCC in November and December. 

Their training included workshops on effective communication, mindfulness/stress management, leadership, worker’s rights, conflict management and goal setting. 

The participants also visited the culinary facilities at Bunker Hill and met some of the professors who will be teaching them in the second part of the program which began on January 16, 2018. They will receive college credit for this work. 

“The inaugural group of students is very engaged, motivated and smart,” states Danyal Najmi, the career coach in the First Source Jobs Program. “We are excited to support them as they continue their training at Bunker Hill this month.”

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