Ariza Credit Union Sponsors Grencase Training

Ariza Credit Union was pleased to sponsor the  Grencase (Grenada Citizen Advice & Small Business Agency) Culinary Arts Training in Carriacou.  Grencase is a  non-government, non-profit organization, whose primary function is to seek to address the issues of unemployment and lack of economic opportunities in the State of Grenada. 

The training was held at the Hillsborough Secondary school, the Training targeted 25 persons and focused on the area of Cake and Pastry making.

Ariza is committed to enhancing the lives of our members and by extension members of the communities in which we operate, as a result, this worthwhile collaboration was right in keeping with what we hold dear.  When people enhance their skills and pursue their goals magic happens, and we love to be a part of these accomplishments.

The Chairman of The Board of Directors of Ariza Credit Union, Mr. Javan Williams took the opportunity to get the first-hand view of the trainees during their practical session. Coordinator for the training, Mrs. Jacinta Telesford along with Tutor, Ms. Theresa Bartholomew gave Mr. Williams an explanatory tour of each of the four workstations that the trainees were placed in. Each group was in the process of baking one cake and one pastry of their choice.

Mrs. Princess John, O/C Ariza Carriacou  Branch, noted that Ariza has been faithfully serving the people of the tri-island state form since 1947.  She explained how pleased the Credit Union was to partner withGrencase for the execution of this culinary arts workshop in Carriacou. She extended an invitation to all to become members of the credit union so that they can benefit from the products and services that are offered.

Franklyn Scott, the sole male participant indicated that

“Attending the culinary arts course offered by Grencase was interesting and beneficial.  I was able to meet new people, interact and share ideas and most of all obtain new knowledge.  The course was executed to my liking.  Learning materials and recipes were given to us so that we can follow with the tutor.  Every student was properly attired and the tutor made sure that students did everything to standard.

For each lesson, we were taught theory which helped a lot when we did the practical.  We were closely monitored so there was little or no errors and wastage of ingredients and miss use of equipment.  Thus most outcomes were successful.  I am very happy that I have taken this course; I am now excited about baking.  I learnt the different method, ingredients, and equipment for making cakes and how to prepare pans and test cakes and pastries.  Being the only male in the class, I felt welcomed both by the tutor and students.  Special thanks to Ariza Credit Union for this opportunity.”

Also attending was Ms. Myrtlyn Joseph who

I”…had a great week, made new friends learned new culinary techniques and enjoyed a good cake.

The training was very energizing, it brought a lot of ideas and knowledge of culinary arts and even about Grencase.  The venue, facilitator and sponsor was awesome.  I would like to see more businesses and organizations help non-profit groups like Grencase to have training which can help small businesses and unemployed people in Grenada Carriacou & Petite Martinique.

Again excellent training, please keep this training comingGrencase .”

A special thank you is extended to Managing Director of Grencase  – Mr. Selby Henry, Mr. Brian Lendore, Principal of Hillsborough Secondary School , Course Tutor  – Ms. Theresa Bartholomew, and Programme Coordinator – Mrs. Jacinta Telesford ,  who were instrumental in the success of this venture.

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