Heights Career Tech partners with Tri-C culinary program
Students in the Heights Career Tech program will soon have another professional pathway to choose from. Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the five-district consortium will partner with Cuyahoga Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program.
The two-year program will begin with 18 juniors taking two courses, Hospitality Fundamentals and Fundamentals of Food Production, at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in 2019-20. The following year, the program will expand to 18 juniors and 18 seniors. The senior courses are Restaurant Management and Room Service and Operations. Students will receive 10 college credits after completion of the program.
“We are excited to announce this new partnership with Tri-C,” said CH-UH Superintendent Talisa Dixon. “But we are more excited about the opportunities that the partnership will provide to our students.
"A culinary program was removed from our original Master Facilities Plan with the promise that we would explore a partnership for it in the future. This agreement with Tri-C fulfills that promise and affords our community’s students another viable pathway from which to pursue success in college or a career.”
Students who are interested in the program can learn more at the annual Career Fair on Nov. 15 during the school day at Cleveland Heights High School. There will be an informational session for parents that evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Heights Career Tech Consortium allows junior and senior students to explore potential career fields with hands-on experiences in the classroom. The courses are offered through a five-district consortium, which comprises Cleveland Heights, Bedford, Maple Heights, Shaker Heights and Warrensville Heights high schools. Heights Career Tech students currently have the opportunity to earn professional certifications, industry-recognized credentials and college credit in 23 unique pathways. For more information, visit www.heightscareertech.com.
Scott Wortman is the supervisor of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.