Food Bank accepting applications for free job training

Delaware State News
Posted 7/15/21

NEWARK — Food Bank of Delaware is accepting applications for the organization’s free workforce training program, Delaware Food Works. Classes are available in culinary arts and …

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Food Bank accepting applications for free job training

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NEWARK — Food Bank of Delaware is accepting applications for the organization’s free workforce training program, Delaware Food Works. Classes are available in culinary arts and warehousing/logistics.

Culinary classes begin Monday, Aug. 16 at the Food Bank’s Newark and Milford warehouses. Interested students should sign up by Friday, Aug. 6.

Logistics/warehouse training begins on Monday, Sept. 20. Interested students should sign up by Friday, Sept. 10.

The Culinary School meets in person for 14 weeks at the Food Bank’s Newark and Milford kitchens. Under the instruction of Chef Instructors Tim Hunter and Tish Badamshin, students will learn basic and high-end kitchen skills and participate in a two-week paid work experience. Participants also have the opportunity to earn ServSafe® certification.

L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations General Warehousing and Inventory Control) meets in person at the Food Bank’s Newark warehouse. This 11-week program includes a two-week paid work experience. Under the guidance of Warehouse Instructor Joe Cunha, students will learn how to use warehouse equipment like forklifts, end riders, pallet jacks and more. All participants have the opportunity to receive forklift and OSHA-10 certification.

In addition to accelerated training programs needed to start new careers in just a few months, the Food Bank of Delaware also provides students with:

  • Job placement
  • Transportation (students are picked up or student drivers receive gas cards)
  •  Uniforms and supplies
  • Paid work experience
  •  Textbooks

To apply online for the free training program, interested individuals may visit the website and select culinary or warehousing/logistics.