February 14, 2020

Funded Program Building Foundation for Careers in Cooking

With Edmonton’s unemployment rate now among the highest in Canada, NorQuest College is looking to offer new careers to learners at no cost.

February 14, 2020.

EDMONTON – With Edmonton’s unemployment rate now among the highest in Canada, NorQuest College is looking to offer new careers to learners at no cost.

NorQuest College is offering the Foundations of Cooking program, a 20-week culinary training program taught by industry professionals starting in March, 2020. Upon completion of the program fully funded by the Government of Alberta, graduates can expect to find fast-paced employment in the food service industry.

“I love making people happy with my food,” said current Foundations of Cooking student Raven Cryer. “The program is helping me develop my passion for cooking and turning it into a career.”

Foundations of Cooking consists of essential skills needed for success in the industry and basic skills required by professional chefs and cooks, including kitchen safety, knife technique, and the practical elements of cooking from scratch. In addition to job-relevant training, candidates will also undergo six weeks of work experience, followed by support for job placement.

More details including admission requirement and registration can be found at NorQuest.ca/GetCooking.



Mike Reeves
Media Relations Consultant
NorQuest College
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About NorQuest College: NorQuest College is Edmonton’s community college serving more than 19,000 students annually throughout the province with full-time, part-time, online, and face-to-face learning options. NorQuest helps learners with diverse educational backgrounds complete or further their studies through foundational programs. Our post-secondary diploma and certificate programs and continuing education options offer rewarding career paths in health, community studies, business, environment, technology, hospitality, firefighting, and diversity and inclusion training. Our suite of customized and corporate training options ensure organizations and their workforces are prepared for the demands of the future. By collaborating with business, industry, government, and communities, we ensure our learners receive workforce relevant, inclusive, and transformative educational experiences.

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