Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hospitality Program Partners Service and Learning

The Hospitality and Facility Care program at Greenville Senior High School has been partnering with several Darke County organizations to provide community services while providing students with real-world learning experiences. The class of 17 juniors and seniors recently provided banquet setup services for the annual Youth for Christ of the Miami Valley fundraising banquet. The students entered the empty All Season’s Place and 90 minutes later had the venue set up for over 400 guests complete with linen, flatware and centerpieces. This event gives the students much needed practice in large-scale event planning, preparation and banquet set up skills. The students were then invited as guests of Catering by Michael to attend the banquet in appreciation for their service. The Hospitality Program also partners with the Darke County Nurses Council to provide catered meals for their professional development meetings. A new partnership has also been formed this school year to provide environmental services to the Grace Resurrection Community Center. Students assist in cleaning the facility, preparing clothing for the clothing bank, and in the food pantry.

The 2-year career technical program provides students with skills that will prepare them for entry level positions within the hospitality industry or to further their education in a hospitality related program. The students train in community hospitality related businesses that include the Brethren Retirement Community, the St. Claire Manor, and Wayne Healthcare. The students provide many hospitality services within the school district for professional and committee meetings. Any business or organization that would be interested in learning more about the services that the Hospitality program could provide should contact the program instructor, Toni Shellabarger at (937)548-4188 or contact the Career Technical Office at Greenville Senior High School.

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