Log on to Bakery School to supplement skills gap
02 May, 2008
An online training service for bakery staff has attracted interest from more than 300 companies and individuals.
The Bakery School - which will launch later this month at [http://www.thebakeryschool.com] - is a modular, interactive web-based course for bakery staff with little or no formal training.The course has been set up by Jean Grieves and Albert Waterf-ield MBE to combat the skills shortage, and profits will be reinvested in the business. The pair had a stand at last month's Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE).The course includes over 40 modules, divided into three main categories - ingredients, processes and methods and problem solving. Each module will include a multiple-choice exam, and personalised certificates can be printed. Modules will be updated according to industry needs.Access to the site will cost £250 for an annual licence, providing a password and username, with rates for multiple passwords also available. At the BIE, Waterfield said the course could complement work being done to set up a Bakery Academy. "This is training at little cost to employers," he said