Aspiring chef Kristin Sherlock works the gas stove as part of the professional cook training program, new to School District #83 students as part of the ACE IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment Industry Training) programs. Through the program, Sherlock, nd Eagle River Secondary student, is earning credits for school and college. Course instruction includes online work, one day in a school lab, and 20 hours per week of work experience. For this, Sherlock has been volunteering at the Manor in Sicamous. This summer, she will return to her job at the Anchor/Sage Catering.
Fellow ERS student Chris Gagel is also in the program and is gaining his experience through his work at Table 24 in Salmon Arm. ACE IT programs give students a head start in the trades.