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ProStart Students Complete Servsafe Certification Process

Six  students in the St. James Parish Career and Technology Center ProStart program recently completed the requirements and passed the test for ServSafe certification.

The purpose of the ServSafe program is to deliver consistent food safety training for employees and ensure that food-service employees have the highest standards in training and certification. The five sections are Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation. This safety- and sanitation-based certification means the students are licensed to work in any restaurant or food-service establishment.

The certification also makes students more marketable for employment, because Louisiana  requires at least one food-service manager in any restaurant or food-service establishment has completed the ServSafe training and passed the exam.

“We are very proud of these students,” said Rachael Schexnayder, ProStart Instructor. “The ServSafe certification exam requires a rigorous study effort. For those students interested in careers in the many jobs available in culinary arts, it is one of the most relevant work-ready credentials they can earn to give them an edge when applying for positions or seeking promotions.”

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Awards Scholarships to two CTC graduates!

These students will use the culinary skills acquired in our ProStart program (under the direction of Rachael Schexnayder) to further their education.
Marissa Bourgeois will attend Delgado Community College.
Christina O'Brien will attend the Louisiana Culinary Institute.
Only 24 scholarships were awarded across the state.

The Career & Technology Center offers courses in
Allied Health
Medical Terminology
First Responder
Culinary (ProStart)

Students also travel to River Parishes Community College for Automotive Classes, and to Louisiana Technical College in Reserve for Process Tech, Drafting & Design, and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.