The Clara White Mission’s one-stop community-development center restores and builds lives through our job training, employment placement, housing initiatives and more. Our 20-week Culinary and Janitorial curricula are designed to offer students an opportunity to practice their skills in an environment that will prepare them for a career in these industries. Our programs were developed for men and women 18 years of age and older with a priority focus on veterans.
Chef Keith Smith/Culinary Instructor James Coleman/OSHA Instructor Dennis Hill/NCCER Instructor
The program curricula are based on a prototype developed for Clara White Training Center. The training program is certified by the Florida Department Commission of Independent Education.
Potential students are requested to attend an Introduction Session for an overview of training programs. These sessions provide information regarding our vocational training, job placement, life management skills and transitional housing. Our next program introduction sessions are:
FRIDAYS – 9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM – CLARA WHITE MISSION DROP-IN CENTER
613 WEST ASHLEY STREET
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
JOHN STAFFORD AT 904-354-4162 EXT 1111
Diploma in Culinary Arts
20 Weeks – 600 Clock Hours
Combining intensive hands-on production with lectures to reinforce kitchen learning, this program provides students with a broad range of culinary experiences. Graduates will be able to secure entry to mid-level employment in the food service/hospitality industry. The program introduces students to the history of cooking and services, basic food preparation, menu development and culinary math. Students will learn commercial cooking and service, front and back of the house skills through catering, special events and restaurant operations.
The Clara White Mission Culinary Arts / Janitorial-Environmental Program provides students with a broad range of educational experiences, combining intensive hands-on job training, with classroom instruction to reinforce learning. Upon completion of program, graduates have the necessary skills to secure entry to mid-level employment. Curriculum for both vocational training tracks has been certified by the State of Florida Commission of Independent Education.
Diploma in Janitorial Services
20 Weeks – 600 Clock Hours, plus internship
Combining theory training for job knowledge with hands-on training that complements the learned theory with skill adeptness, this program builds skills that are necessary for advancement in the profession. The 460 hour janitorial training program will provide comprehensive instructions in commercial cleaning, academic and practicum aspects, in addition to providing customer relations and management skill development.