Fifteen students recently learned how to best handle food and earned special certificates.
The students in the Year 12 Programme at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre successfully passed the Basic Food Hygiene Certificate course, which the Department of Environmental Health organised.
The students, studying the BTEC Level Two programme in Leisure & Tourism, extended their portfolio by learning about personal hygiene, food poisoning, food-borne diseases, contamination, temperature control and refrigeration.
The qualification complements their work experience, which in most cases include working in the hospitality and food preparation industries. In addition, the course provides information that is suitable for and relevant to everyday life, for example understanding the ways how unsafe food can make us ill, the importance of personal health, cleaning and safe floor surfaces.
Student also learned how to present themselves when dealing with food.
Jonah Watson commented, “I use what I have learnt in my work experience with Icoa and when I prepare food at home. I know how to avoid food poisoning.”
And Kyshon Missick added, “It is a good course and I am glad that I had the opportunity to pass it. I am now going to apply to the Tourism Apprenticeship Training Programme.”