Graduates land catering jobs
Graduates of a restaurant server programme have been offered employment in the hospitality industry.
Lovitta Foggo, Minister for Labour, Cultural Affairs and Sports, congratulated the 12 individuals who graduated from Take Five Limited Training Academy in partnership with the Department of Workforce Development last Thursday.
Four participants were offered immediate employment with catering company Take Five Limited and the remaining participants were recommended to hotels and restaurants.
The three-week academic and practical programme was launched to prepare more Bermudians for current and future needs within the hospitality industry and offers participants exposure to entry level positions.
Ms Foggo said: “It's no secret, that within the next few years, two prestigious hotel chains will be opening their doors in Bermuda.
“This Government and all our relevant stakeholders have an obligation to ensure that local talent interested in careers within the hospitality industry are equipped with the skills needed to attract and retain gainful employment.
“I believe that more initiatives like this will foster the development of Bermudians to lessen the knowledge gap of local talent within the hospitality industry.”
Participants learnt skills including setting tables, placing orders and mixing beverages while learning about food allergies and dietary needs, wines, spirits and coffee.
Each successful participant will receive an international certificate as a restaurant server from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute and a Certificate of Completion from Take Five Limited.
Ms Foggo added: “I believe that this is an example of industry partnering with Government for the betterment of Bermuda and its people.”