By Linda Adzeoda, Communications Ghana
The YMCA in Takoradi through the vocational training centre trains over 100 young girls every year in cookery skills. This is to equip these young girls with employable skills so as to enable them start their own businesses or work for the hospitality industry.
A key aspect of this training offered at our centre is the practical examination, where these young girls set up individual working tables and cooking equipment all on their own without the aid of their trainers and are given a cutting list from which they develop a menu and present their dishes for awarding of marks/points for their overall certification by an external examiner, usually a professional in the area of cookery or an instructor from a higher institution.
On Wednesday 6th of June, 2018, ten (10) young girls who have been trained at the centre had their practical examination. It was an exciting and intense moment altogether for them. At the end of the day, they all presented their dishes confidently knowing they now have the skill set needed to work in the hospitality industry, having been trained at the YMCA Vocational Training Centre.