Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Year : 2, Issue : 5
QUEENS: More than a handful of migrants in New York City will get the opportunity to learn new skills that could translate into a new career, thanks to a culinary school designed specifically for them.
Vicky Lopez, 23, graduated from law school in Nicaragua last year, but political unrest led her to New York where she is now learning how to dice red peppers. “The opportunities I have been offered by this program make me feel like it’s a good transition. I’m ready to move on to the next step,” Lopez said.
She is one of 10 migrants chosen for a new pilot program with C-CAP, which stands or Careers through Culinary Arts Program.
For the next five weeks, some asylum seekers from Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela will be taught the basics of food prep and hospitality.
If food is a universal language, the migrants are about to learn a new skill that could translate into a new career, in their new country.
Source: ABC7 News