Culinary Arts and Community Healthcare Worker Training Program Outreach

*update as of December 2016. We are currently only offering the Food Service Upgrade training program. If you would like more information or would like to sign up for an application session, please follow this link to our application session page

Dreams AND careers begin here!

You can get a head start on your dreams, and onto a great career path by enrolling in one of our affordable Northeast Resiliency Consortium training programs through Kingsborough Community College’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development in Brooklyn. NRC training programs prepare individuals for employment and career advancement in the high-growth sectors of Culinary Arts, Maritime Technology, and Health Care.

November 20, 2014 - New York, NY - The 2014 Chefs for Impact Dinner at Studio 450 in New York. Photo by Kristyn Ulanday

The Culinary Arts program provides hands-on training in food preparation as well as the necessary skills to earn nationally-recognized certificates in Food Safety and Production. You will learn a variety of components in food service, including fundamental cooking terminology, techniques, and theories. Successful program participants will earn a NYC Department of Health Food Protection Certificate. You can apply credits earned toward a Culinary Arts A.A.S degree at Kingsborough. Fee: $75.

IMG_1630The Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) training program prepares you to work within your communities as a patient advocate, health educator, or liaisons among the community and existing health/social services. CHW students are introduced to a variety of health-related themes including the relationship between health and human behavior, and managing high-risk behaviors and disease prevention that help prepare them for this multi-faceted position. Fee: $75

This is not just ANOTHER training program!

Eligible students are only responsible for the program fee which provides the participants with the occupational training, all instructional materials, textbooks, and our enhanced supportive services at no additional cost. Here’s what you get:

  • Access to a full suite of employment readiness services
  • Job placement assistance
  • College enrollment assistance
  • Access to NRC’s textbook lending library
  • Job retention services

Contact us at 718-368-4637 to sign up, or visit our website at

To be eligible to apply for NRC, you must be 18 or older, hold a HS diploma or GED and be legally authorized to work in the US. Other eligibility requirements may apply. This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the of­ficial position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. The Northeast Resiliency Consortium program is an EEO program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.