Learn to sew

Posted on May 24 1999

The Family and Consumer Sciences Program of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Northern Marianas College is starting up their sewing program again. Class times are flexible in order to accommodate individual participant’s needs.

Classes will start on June 7th and are offered Monday – Thursday from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., and Saturday from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

For more information and to register please call Henara Ada at 234- 3690, Extension 1712.

Food safety training course

The Family and Consumer Sciences Program of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Department at Northern Marianas College will be holding an intensive two-day food safety training program.

This course will be taught by a United States Department of Agriculture representative from the U.S. mainland. The program is offered through the National Restaurant Association called ServSafe, and the instructor brought to the CNMI by the NMC Agriculture and Life Sciences Department is a certified instructor for the program.
Upon successful completion, participants will be certified food safety trainers.

The ServSafe Program is a food safety training program for anyone in the food service industry who wants to provide safe food for their clientele. This course is specifically designed for food service managers, food safety trainers, school food service managers, or any kind of institutional food service or quantity food service operation.

The workshop is free. However, participants will have to pay for their textbook, which they keep, and the national testing fee. Cost: $46.00.

The 16-hour course will teach how to purchase and receive food, protect food in preparations and serving, clean and sanitize equipment and facilities, pest management, and much more! It will help reduce the chance of food borne illness. In addition, the participants will learn how to design a food safety program in their establishments with their employees.

Dates of training: Monday, July 19, and Tuesday, July 20, 1999.

For more information and/or to register, please contact Kathy Pohl at NMC at 234-3690, Extension 1726 or 1700. Class size is limited, so please call early.

Canning and food preservation

The staff of the Family and Consumer Sciences Program/Agriculture and Life Sciences at Northern Marianas College are receiving excellent training this summer.

They have arranged for an expert in Home Canning and Food Processing from the United States Department of Agriculture to certify them in home canning and food processing. Their ultimate goal is to then “spread the word” throughout the CNMI on how to can fruits and produce safely. In addition, they will be able to teach about dehydration, freezing techniques, blanching, and special diets.

These programs will be offered in August.

For more information contact Kathy Pohl or Floria James at 234-3690, Extension 1726 or 1700.

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