Beginning this fall, Pulaski Tech will offer young adults with developmental and learning disabilities post-secondary education and pre-employment skills in the areas of culinary and hospitality.
The program - called Pulaski Tech 3D - is two-year program, during which students can earn certificates in culinary and hospitality functions. They begin with a core curriculum that teaches the foundations of hospitality and employability - hospitality skills, professional conduct and sanitation. Students can then choose to work on specific certificates. Some examples of certificates are Certified Prep Cook, Certified Banquet Server, and Certified Housekeeping Assistant.
Classes begin on Aug. 16 and will take place Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Arkansas Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute at the college's Little Rock-South site.
The Pulaski Tech 3D program name means new dimensions for people with developmental disabilities.
"Just as a 3D film adds a whole new dimension to the film experience, the 3D program is a whole new way to approach learning differences. It is fresh, limitless." said Pulaski Technical College instructor Linda Ducrot, who is directing the program.
In addition to classroom experience and hands-on skills, students will get help with planning, coaching and mentoring. Staff will help students improve their critical thinking skills, independent functioning and professionalism needed for the workplace
For more information or to get an application packet, visit www.pulaskitech.edu/3D or contact The Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute office at (501)-812-2885.