GAP Kitchen Culinary Training Program began in 2017. It is open to the young adults at GAP who are preparing to age out of the foster care system. This intense 10-week 40 hour per week certification class includes life skills and financial literacy training in addition to top-level culinary training.
The program is also open to adults coming out of incarceration, or those in addiction recovery or simply struggling to thrive. GAP graduated 19 students last year; 100% of graduates who sought employment are working at several highly-rated local restaurants such as Wildflower, Charro Steak, GRINGO grill+cantina, Senae Thai, and Sir Veza's.
400 hours of rigorous training covering everything from basic knife skills to proficiency culinary techniques.
• Earn national accreditation through Servsafe®
• Learn the “five mother sauces”
• Utilize various kitchen equipment including Combi Oven Technology.
• Southern Arizona’s only culinary school offering food truck service
• Accomplish cooking styles ranging from classic instruction to contemporary cuisine
• Study with Tucson’s highly acclaimed former Tucson Iron Chef champion John Hohn
The GAP Auto Tech Training program is a 40 hour a week automotive boot camp. We teach them everything they need to know to get a head start in the automotive field. Including an ALLDATA Training Garage certification. We also provide financial education with life skills. A holistic approach to change
If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, help us get the word out to those in need! And have them return the attached application to this email address. Or they can drop it off at 2395 N. Fairview Ave, Tucson, AZ. 85705.
Our instructors are Aiden Collins, Service Manager with over 20 years in the auto industry, Parker Lutz, Shop Forman, and Dallas Feurstock, Preventative Maint. Tech. Our life coaches are Peter Martin & Jorge Ruiz, a certified Grief recovery specialist and our financial guru James Kochman. All with a desire to help improve lives.
400 hours of training including everything from entry level fundamentals to advanced diagnostics
• Creating a solid foundation that prepares you for a
career in the automotive industry
• Learn theory behind automotive systems
• Explore multiple facets of the automotive industry
• Earn ALLDATA training garage certifications
• Prepare for ASE certification
• Life skills and financial literacy training
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