Community Kitchen Academy accepting applications

 

Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) is currently accepting applications for student enrollment in its successful culinary job training program.

 

The Vermont Foodbank, partnering locally with Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) is expanding the statewide CKA program to Barre, VT.  The CKA Barre program is scheduled to launch its first session in late July 2013 and will be located at the new CVCAC facility at 20 Gable Place in downtown.

 

Community Kitchen Academy is a 13-WEEK, Full-Time Job Training Program featuring:

  • Hands-on experience
  • Certifications
  • Attendance bonus and financial assistance
  • Job placement support
  • Potential to even earn college credits!

Program

Community Kitchen Academy prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for a career in the food service industry and lifelong learning through an intensive program of culinary skills development, career readiness and job placement. Students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals for those at risk of hunger using food that has been gathered from within our communities that may otherwise go to waste.

 

Students are eligible for an attendance bonus, culinary equipment and uniforms. Students can qualify for up to 9 accredited college credits, receive certified training for ServSafe Food Safety and are assisted in finding full-time employment.

 

Application and Requirements

Please see attached application and training requirements. CLICK HERE to complete an online application.

For more information about the CKA program go to www.vtfoodbank.org.

 

 

Michelle Wallace | mwallace@vtfoodbank.org

Vermont Foodbank Program Manager

33 Parker Rd; Barre VT 05641

office: 802.477.4125 | cell: 802.498.7833

www.vtfoodbank.org

 

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Clothing swap on Saturday, June 29th!

Mama Says is hosting a clothing swap on Saturday, June 29th from 10am-1pm at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier.
One item of gently used women, kids, or men’s clothing ‘buys’ you another item, or we are selling items for $2 per adult item and $1 per children’s item. We are collecting clothes in advance of the sale. $1 suggested donation at the door the day of to help cover our costs.

For more information, visit www.mamasaysvermont.org

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WCMHS CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES SUPPORT GROUPS & WORKSHOPS

Stress Management Group – This group will provide support, information and techniques on how to manage and tolerate stress on a day-to-day basis.  A time commitment is not necessary to join. Duration of group membership can be flexible.

When:  Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm

Where: Central Vermont Medical Center Complex (WCMHS Outpatient Building)

Contact Info:  To register, please call Karen McGinty or Lisa Schwartz at 479-4083

 

LINCS Recovery Skills Group for Women – This 8 week group is for women who have experienced trauma. This group offers a safe, supportive atmosphere in which women can learn skills that will help them cope with symptoms that interfere with daily living and develop healthy strategies for long-term recovery.  This group is offered as part of the LINCS program, an outpatient community-based trauma treatment program.  Pre-registration is required.

When:  Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm or Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

Where:  Central Vermont Medical Center Complex (WCMHS Outpatient Building)

Contact Info:  To register, please call Amy Handy or Mary Thompson at 479-4083.

Men’s Discussion Group – This open men’s discussion group explores what it means to be a man today, who defines and reinforces this and the impact it has on men.  Issues surrounding stress and anger are also explored as well as tools to handle reactions to life’s challenges. This group is open to men who have been involved with the criminal justice system, courts, or corrections.

When:  Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Where:  1st Presbyterian Church, 78 Summer St., Barre

Contact info:  Call Carl Stewart for info at 802-839-0387

Caregiver Workshop: A Parenting Group – This 6 week group is for moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents, and guardians – anyone parenting a child. The group will focus upon understanding children’s behaviors, actions, words, and feelings. Participants will learn about why children act out, shut down, or misbehave. Parenting styles and responding effectively and taking care of oneself will be discussed. There will be presentations, discussion, activities, encouragement, support and fun!  Pre-registration required.

When:  Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Where:  Central Vermont Medical Center Complex (WCMHS Outpatient Building)

Contact Info:  To register, please call Jennifer Taylor or Danielle Seymour at 479-4083

Women’s Recovery Group – This group will provide support for those going through the daily ups and downs of recovering from alcohol or drug addiction.  The group will help members develop sober skills for a sober lifestyle, and will provide encouragement, relationship building and FUN!

When:  Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Where:  Central Vermont Medical Center Complex (WCMHS Outpatient Building)

Contact Info:  To register, please call Amy Handy at 479-4083

Stop Smoking Group – Are you sick of how cigarettes make your home smell?  Are you fed up with the high cost of cigarettes? Do you wish you could stop smoking when your doctor recommends you should? Come join us in learning ways to manage cravings, use smoking cessation tools and nicotine replacement therapies, and utilize the support of the group to quit smoking.  Transportation can be arranged if you need a ride. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

When & Where:  Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (meets at Segue House, 7 St. Paul St., Montpelier). OR

      Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm (meets at Sunrise House, 157 Barre St., Montpelier)

Contact Info:   For more information, please call Bill Fagginger-Auer at 223-632

 

Self-Care and Stress Reduction Group –  In this group, the Wellness Collaborative seeks to provide information and experientially based techniques and coping skills in hopes that each member has the opportunity to develop individualized strategies for dealing with the stress of daily life.  A time commitment is not necessary to join, but each group runs in a 6 week series.

When:  Mondays 5:00 – 6:15 pm

Where: Central Vermont Medical Center Complex (WCMHS Outpatient Building)

Contact Info:  To register, please call Ellia Cohen at 479-4083

 

Introduction to Mindfulness – In this group, the Wellness Collaborative seeks to provide experientially based mindfulness techniques that focus on the human senses. These techniques can be used at home or in everyday situations to increase our self-understanding, and help us better manage difficult experiences and stresses of daily life. A time commitment is not necessary to join, but each group runs in a 6 week series.

When:  Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:15 pm

Where: Central Vermont Medical Center Complex (WCMHS Outpatient Building)

Contact Info:  To register, please call Ellia Cohen at 479-4083

* DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) groups and additional Substance Abuse Recovery groups also available. Call 223-6328 and ask for Sue Swindell for information on DBT groups and Bill Fagginger-Auer for info on Recovery Groups.

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Calendar of Events for June 2013

Calendar of Events

June:

7th – POSTPONED – Sadly, Savor the Summer tour has been postponed. We’ll let you know when a new date has been picked.

13th- 5pm- Food Safety 101 for Value Added Producers and Growers . Cost-$5/person or FREE/CAE members
18th – 5pm -Square Food Gardening Workshop. $10/person or $5/CAE members

20th – 4:30pm – Free tours of the Food Venture Center. Come on over! No appointment necessary!

20th – 6:30pm – Third Thursday’s Funding Your Dream – FREE and open to the public, courtesy of VTSBDC.

25th – 8am – ServSafe – $130/person or $100/CAE members. Group discounts available! Please contact us for more information.

July:

10th- 5pm – Knife Skills 101. Cost is $10/person or $5/CAE members

13th & 14th – Naked Table – All proceeds will benefit the CAE, so PLEASE, sign up!

18th- 4:30pm – Free tours of the Food Venture Center. Come on over! No appointment necessary!

18th – 6:30pm -Third Thursday’s Good Manufacturing Practices – FREE and open to the public, courtesy of VTSBDC

23rd – 8am – ServSafe – $130/person or $100/CAE members. Group discounts available! Please contact us for more information.
August:

2nd – 10am – Regional Food System Tour – $35/person or $25/CAE members. Email or call 802-472-5362, ext 214 to register.

15th – 4:30pm – Free tours of the Food Venture Center. Come on over! No appointment necessary!

15th – 6:30pm – Third Thursday To Be Decided

18-17th: Save the date for Kingdom Farm and Food Days! Tours, workshops, food and more. Join us for a 2 day event to celebrate food and farming in our region.

 

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