|The Work Ready Program seeks to eliminate barriers for qualified welfare recipients, identify strengths, promote problem solving skills, and provide services that will help stabilize barriers that may hinder them from achieving self-sufficiency. All participants enter the program through referrals from the County Assistance Office (CAO) and receive individualized case management. Participatnts are able to attend GED, prepare for driver's permits, obtain employment skills in vocational education curriculum, and serve the community to gain work experience. (Funding for the program is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare). |
|Area of Service: |
Adams County: Adams County Workshop is located at 153 N. Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA Contact County Coordinator Deb Little at 717-334-7634 ex. 194 Fax: 717-334-3173
Franklin County: Franklin County Workshop is located at 533 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA Contact Program Director Anita Cramer at 717-263-5060 ex. 232 Fax: 717-263-7060
|Chef Jeremy Schaffner created and teaches the food service program at SCCAP.|
The former owner of Seasons Bakery and Café brings years of expertise to the classroom. Jeremy was able to create an effective training program drawing from his experience as a Chef Instructor at the School of Culinary Arts in York.
The goal of the program is to teach students entry level food service skills so they can become more employable in the food service industry.
The two month program accomplishes this in two ways. The first four weeks teach core culinary skills, ranging from knife skills to mastering all of the fundamental cooking methods. The second four weeks of class involve serving a limited lunch menu to the SCCAP employees, which gives the students some real restaurant cooking experience.
Students in the program also take the ServSafe
certification course, which is a national certification which recognizes an individuals understanding and ability to safely handle food.
Upon completion of the course, students exit the program with two
certificates; a completion certificate from SCCAP, and the ServSafe certification. During the students training they are also provided with job placement assistance. The program has been well received by local restaurants
and currently former students are employed in locations such as: Garryowens’
Irish Pub, Perkins and Tommy’s Pizza.
“Chef Jeremy and the students have done an amazing job,” said Megan Shreve, SCCAP’s Executive Director. “The food has been excellent. “They’re not learning how to make simple dishes – it is things like Chicken Marsala, Cream of Leak and Potato Soup, Roast Pork and
Caramelized Apples. And they are using local foods – what they are doing is good in every sense of the word!”
The program is free for those who qualify
and space is limited. Please contact Chef Jeremy Schaffner at 717-334-7634 ext. 175, or at JSchaffner@sccap.org for more details.