Learning Curriculum
RISE provides hands-on culinary training and a paid internship for refugees. The program includes 3-months of curriculum programming and 6-months of paid internship at our partner restaurants. The trainees are paired with case managers from the Utah Refugee Center to address basic urgent needs, establish a baseline of stability in their lives and set personal goals. The participants work their way through all areas of a restaurant, learning legal employment, social skills and life skills. Case management works to round out the ecosystem of support including; ESL education, nutrition education, educational assistance and career exploration.
Eligibility Requirement
  • At least 18 years old
  • Either unemployed or underemployed
  • Availability from 10am-4pm Mon-Thurs
  • Strong interest in a career within the food/hospitality industry
  • Must have reliable transportation to class (TRAX, car, bus, etc.)
  • Able to lift 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation