Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education Training Board, together with the Leitrim Development Company has been successfully running a continuous full time 10 month FETAC Level 5 Hospitality Operations Course in the Food Hubs Community Kitchen for the past 5 years.
There is an average of 18 participants completing the course each time, and the success rate for progression to further education or employment has thus far been exceptional. Many have taken up positions in the Hospitality Sector which has always been a good source of work even in recessionary times.
The need for better trained individuals is now more apparent than ever as we are slowly but surely coming back to economic recovery.
The modules participants undertake are:
The 2 tutors running the course are both qualified chefs and have a vast experience in the Hospitality sector.
The course also uses the Home economics facilities qt the Vocational College in Drumshanbo to run the practical Food Preparation exams.