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Heights Career Tech To Partner With Tri-C Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program

Bedford City School District is part of the Heights Career Tech Consortium, which will soon provide Bedford High School Career and Technical Education students another professional pathway from which to choose. Beginning next school year, the five-district consortium will partner with Cuyahoga Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program.

The two-year program will begin with 18 juniors taking two courses, Hospitality Fundamentals and Fundamentals of Food Production, at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in the 2019-2020 school year. The following year, the program will expand to include 18 juniors and 18 seniors. The senior courses are Restaurant Management and Room Service and Operations. Students will receive 10 college credits after completion of the program.

"We are thankful for this opportunity and excited to be able to offer experiences to our students in yet another field,” said Bedford Superintendent Dr. Andrea Celico. “There are many opportunities for our students to use culinary skills at any one of the many great restaurants in the Cleveland area. Offering this pathway can help our aspiring chefs achieve their dreams or open up the door of curiosity for students who are still undecided about their careers.”

For more information on Tri-C’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program, visit their website at

Heights Consortium logo About Heights Career Tech The Heights Career Tech Consortium allows junior and senior students to explore potential career fields with hands-on experiences in the classroom. The courses are offered through a five-district consortium, which includes Bedford, Cleveland Heights, Maple Heights, Shaker Heights, and Warrensville Heights high schools. Heights Career Tech students currently have the opportunity to earn professional certifications, industry-recognized credentials, and college credit in 23 unique pathways. For more information, visit