OCCC’s PDI offers entry-level program for commercial food equipment technicians

PDI provides the necessary training for success

    (Published: 10-4-17)

Commerical Food Equipment

Oklahoma City Community College’s (OCCC) Professional Development Institute (PDI), a center of excellence for continuing education and workforce development, offers entry-level training for the Commercial Food Equipment Service Technician (CFEST) program. 

The CFEST program at PDI is an employer-based training program that focuses on the technical requirements of the industry. Developed in conjunction with area employers and the national Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA), the CFEST program offers a blended learning environment, including instructor-led training, online training, computerized and hands-on simulation, and hands-on troubleshooting. Technicians can expect to earn $11 - $30 per hour.

For more information about the entry-level CFEST Program, contact Joel Penuel at 405-682-6220 or joel.t.penuel@occc.edu. Follow the program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OCCCcfest. To enroll, visit http://www.occc.edu/cfest/index.html.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.