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ECCA students earn ServSafe certification
Step could help students in future career path
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ECCA introductory culinary arts students who earned their ServSafe certification: front row, Brittany Ralbovsky, Ebony Hicklen, McKenzie Smith and Cale Shuman; back row, William Hiester, Timothy Burnsed, Kiara Taylor and Cole Kelly. - photo by Photo provided

Twenty-nine students in the Effingham College and Career Academy culinary arts program recently completed the requirements and passed the test for ServSafe certification.

The purpose of the ServSafe program is to deliver consistent food safety training for employees and ensure that food-service employees have the highest standards in training and certification. This safety- and sanitation-based certification means the students are licensed to work in any restaurant or food-service establishment.

The certification also makes students more marketable for employment, because Georgia requires at least one food-service manager in any restaurant or food-service establishment has completed the ServSafe training and passed the exam.

“We are very proud of these students,” said Barbara Prosser, CEO of Effingham College and Career Academy. “The ServSafe certification exam requires a rigorous study effort. For those students interested in careers in the many jobs available in culinary arts, it is one of the most relevant work-ready credentials they can earn to give them an edge when applying for positions or seeking promotions.”