Trading Up: CTE programs prep students for workforce

Courtesy photo Amanda Oslizlo, left, and Hannah Kraemer roll out dough for fresh, homemade buns that will soon encase a chicken cutlet sandwich, one of the favorites that juniors and seniors enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Alvirne High School in Hudson learn to prepare in the two-year program, one that enables immediate employment in the foodservice industry, or a solid base from which to pursue further studies in the field.

Chef David Bressler, instructor of the culinary arts program at Alvirne High School in Hudson, looks over the simmering pots of soup stock and past the ovens wafting an aroma of baking bread. He is teaching 28 students the skills that will serve them well in the restaurant industry, or in many related fields.

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