Hospice of Hope and Regional Kentucky Works Program Join with Maysville Community and Technical College to Offer Hospitality Training

Maysville, KY (May 29, 2012) In preparation for a new state of the art assisted living facility set to open in Maysville Hospice of Hope is teaming up with the Regional Kentucky Works Program of the Cabinet for Health and Human Services and Maysville Community and Technical College to offer hospitality training.

The 80 hour training program is designed for Regional Kentucky Works clients in the Maysville and surrounding Buffalo Trace region interested in working for the Hospice of Hope facility or other hospitality businesses in the area.

Elizabeth Buckler who has 17 years of experience in the hospitality and catering business will serve as the instructor.

It is anticipated that up to 12 training participants will be accepted initially. The training will be held June 4 to June 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at the MCTC Culinary Arts Institute located at 22 East Third Street in Maysville.

Hospice of Hope initiated the partnership to address the growing needs of assisted living facilities.

With assisted living comes a whole new skill set, said Director of Development and Public Relations Michael Parker. It includes a range of customer service, maintenance, linen service, and food service.

Hospice of Hope joined with Regional Kentucky Works and MCTC to provide this unique training option for individuals seeking employment in the hospitality field.

The curriculum will include an overview of the hospitality industry focusing on real world applications and case studies, food safety to prepare individuals for the ServSafe Certification exam, the culinary techniques of pleasing plating and presentation, and career preparation.

We selected the applicants from within our clients enrolled in the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program, also known as K-TAP, to attend this training, said Regional Kentucky Works Director Retha Mullins. It is our hope that employers within this field will hire them once they have been trained. Our Employment Specialist, Katie Jones, helped the applicants get to the point where they could receive this training.

The material costs for the hospitality training will also be paid for through the Regional Kentucky Works funding received from the Cabinet for Health and Human Services.

We are pleased to work with Hospice of Hope and Regional Kentucky Works to help people develop the service skills and knowledge they need to work successfully in the new assisted living facility and other hospitality businesses in the area, said MCTC Workforce Solutions Chief Officer Barb Campbell. Its a win-win for all involved.

For more information contact MCTC Workforce Solutions at 606-759-7141 extension 66120.