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Our Hospitality Program, by the numbers

In the 2016-17 school year, 78 hospitality students had program completer* status based on the State of Michigan 12.0500 CIP code curriculum requirements. In addition, 4 students were certified by the American Culinary Federation as Certified Fundamentals Culinarians (CFC) and 3 were Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cooks (CFPC).

Forty three (43) Students receive their national ServSafe Certification from the National Restaurant Association. Sixteen (16) Students completed their Ferris State University certificate for Food and Restaurant Industry Management, Catering Management and/or Culinary Management. One Hundred Seventy Nine (179) students passed the Michigan State Cooperative Extension Service & Kent County Health Departments course Food Safety Training for Food Service Workers.

Students self-reporting of job placement as of May, 2017 indicated 35% of seniors were employed and 34% of juniors were employed in some facet of the local hospitality industry.** Annual departmental scholarship awards for post-secondary education was at the greatest dollar amount since the hospitality scholarship fund was developed.

*A student program completer is defined by the State of Michigan as an individual who has completed all twelve State approved segment of approved curriculum with a C or better grade. **As reported by students for State of Michigan requirement including military placement.