Career Training

The YWCA’s First Course: Certified Dining Room Professional training program provides free occupational training for jobs in the food service industry. Our program will prepare you for Server, Banquet Server, and Restaurant Server jobs. We use hands-on training to teach hard skills needed to fulfill the duties of any server position and soft skills required to get and, most importantly, keep a job.

Who is eligible:

  • Unemployed or underemployed and/or lacking a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Good physical health and able to lift 30 lbs.

For case workers wishing to refer a client or individuals who want to enroll: Download a Referral Form.

For businesses or employers who wish to partner with or support the First Course Program, please contact Tracy Wells, Vice President, Development.



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