Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation full board (CCEDC) received a tour of the new culinary facility from Bruce Barker, President of Chippewa Valley Technical College and Instructors Kevin Brown and Jonathan Fike. The new kitchen features 24 cooking stations, an international cookery suite and a professional baking space shines with never-been used stainless steel equipment. A separate demonstration area can be used for interactive lectures and community education, or space for a small restaurant. The facility makes use of electronic technology. High-definition video screens will allow students to observe close-up an instructor’s demonstration while seated in the classroom. “And we have the capacity to record demonstrations and publish them on the web,” Brown said. This year’s first incoming class has 24 eager and ready to learn students, the first in the area to be educated in the new facility. CVTC programs are designed with input of business and industry to prepare graduates for today’s jobs, with 93 percent employed within six months of graduation and associate degree graduates earning an average annual salary of $44,000.
After the tour CCEDC held their monthly board meeting and heard more information on CVTC from Barker.