CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local association of chefs has launched an apprenticeship program.
The Skyline Chefs Association of Virginia has created an American Culinary Federation Education Foundation's apprenticeship.
The ACFEF's apprenticeship program combines paid on-the-job training with related classroom instruction.
Participants will complete 2,000 hours of on-the-job training in ten sections and also 240 hours of related instruction.
It will take one to two years to complete the program and earn the ACF Certified Culinarian level of certification.
People who complete the program will have the chance to earn certification as an American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian, a Certified Pastry Culinarian, a Certified Sous Chef, or a Certified Working Pastry Chef. Each of these certifications is a nationally recognized culinary designation.
The program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.
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