NIAGARA FALLS – Sixty Niagara Falls High School seniors will be eligible to take college courses this fall at the Niagara County Community College Culinary Institute, which is targeted at turning out graduates trained for careers in the hospitality and tourism fields.
The classes are part of associate’s degree programs in hospitality management, culinary arts and baking and pastry arts.
The selected students also will receive career coaching, academic tutoring and support in making the transition from high school to college. They will spend part of each day at the Culinary Institute in downtown Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark R. Laurrie said, “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for the students in Niagara Falls to partner with the world-class programming offered at NCCC. I am confident that this is just the beginning of a growing partnership with NCCC to prepare our students to be college- and career-prepared right in the City of Niagara Falls.”
NCCC is one of six community colleges in New York selected to offer a dual-enrollment program.