The Carnegie School of Home Economics has added a new program to its curriculum.
It is called the Nutrition for Dietary Assistant Programme. The program is aimed at creating a skilled labour force that will meet the local demand for Dietary Assistants. The programme, which spans two years, will require student participation in training in the areas of Food Safety and Hygiene, Basic Nutrition, Meal Management and Catering, Nutrition in Life Cycle, Food Service Management and General Education among other courses.
She said that at the end of the programme, graduates will obtain a diploma that will allow them to further their studies to the degree level at a university. Further, she said that the diploma will qualify them to work in the kitchens of hospitals, hospices, colleges, universities and universities.
Prospective students must first obtain Four CSEC subjects with grades one to four inclusive of Mathematics, English, Food and Nutrition and one science subject; OR Persons over 25 years with experience working in the fields who need to be certified; OR successful completion of the one-year Household Management course; OR a CVQ Level one in Commercial Food Preparation.
The next batch of students for the programme will be for September 2019