LTCC receives grant for culinary apprentice programs

Lake Tahoe Community College is one of a handful of educational providers in the state to win a $500,000 grant from the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) to help build and launch culinary pre-apprenticeship programs in South Lake Tahoe.

The money will be used to help better prepare South Lake Tahoe’s workforce and to improve local residents’ ability to secure in-demand jobs and progress to higher-wage careers in the Tahoe basin.

LTCC will receive $500,000 over two years to create and implement pre-apprenticeship programming, including a heavy focus on expanding the culinary and transition offerings of the ADVANCE network and career center, which is housed at the college.

The CAI grant will provide the foundation for LTCC’s long-term plan to launch the Tahoe Culinary Academy, a registered apprenticeship program aligned to American Culinary Federation (ACF) standards.

A hospitality management program will be the next program developed at the college, also based upon the apprenticeship model. The proposed Hospitality Management program will be designed in alignment with the American Hotel and Lodging Association standards.

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