Careers in crumbs
A vocational course at Alyangula Area School is outfitting 21 students with hospitality industry skills.
The Certificate I in Baking is preparing the years 7 to 10 trainees for entry level work or instruction in an allied business.
The three-week course, run by Charles Darwin University, includes food and work safety procedures, the operation of basic equipment, and bread and sponge cake production.
Miss Temira Wallis — part of the team instructing years 7 to 10 students — said the curriculum of written and practical assessments qualify course participants for “real employment, including local options”.
”Students are very engaged by a course with defined career pathways,” she said. “It is useful in getting any food industry jobs, including at the local bakery, four cafes, restaurants and golf club.
“Through their involvement in our kitchen garden program, many students are already familiar with cooking in the commercial standard kitchen at school.”