Coffee shop teaches skills to students
From Contributed Reports
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Students in Nash Community College’s Foundational Adult Basic Education program recently opened the Coffee Corner located on the first floor of the Continuing Education and Public Services Building.
The students are gaining skills in customer service and math as they sell coffee, juice and light breakfast food items.
The Foundational Adult Basic Education program is an extension of the local Occupational Course of Study activities designed for students with intellectual disabilities. The program allows students to continue their education and training beyond high school as they explore career pathways at the community college level. Students receive instruction in math and language arts and coursework in specific career pathways.
Through classroom instruction and internships, students are prepared to find work in hospitality and food service, gardening and lawn maintenance, commercial cleaning and retail sales.