Canadian Forces Offer Advanced Standing and Financial Support to Members Completing Culinary Training at Loyalist College
Loyalist College is pleased to announce the recognition of the Culinary Skills – Chef Training program by the Canadian Forces (CF). Students enrolled in the one-year program who are planning to pursue a career with the CF can complete their culinary training at Loyalist through the Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education Plan—receiving tuition and textbook subsidies as well as a salary and benefits. In addition, graduates of the program may be eligible for advanced standing within the Forces as a Cook.
Dan Holland, Dean, Schools of Business and Management Studies, Biosciences, and Centre for Justice Studies, commented about the partnership opportunity. “Participants will be trained by exceptional culinary professors in a kitchen which would be the envy of many. Already embarking on their careers, they will be accumulating hours toward Red Seal apprenticeship, the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades. The Forces will be providing candidates with the chance to see the world, subsidize their education and enjoy the security of a regular income.”
“Loyalist joins 52 colleges across Canada who have achieved CF recognition,” said Paul Toupin, Manager, Canadian Partnership Programs, Association of Canadian Community Colleges. “Last year, nearly 500 CF members were students on campuses across Canada thanks to the Non-Commissioned Members Subsidized Education Plan. To date, Loyalist is one of four colleges in Canada to offer this great career opportunity to students pursuing an education and a culinary arts career with the military.”
Media Contact: Marilyn Warren, Communications, Loyalist College (613) 969-1913 ext. 2332; email: email@example.com or Dan Holland, Dean, Schools of Business and Management Studies, Biosciences, and Centre for Justice Studies, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2328