Filipino women in Calgary urged to join food service training program

/ 11:00 AM February 13, 2020

A CIWA session in Calgary; Filipinas are being encouraged to join the association’s food service training program. CIWA

CALGARY— Filipino women are being urged to join the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) “Food Service Training” program for 2020-2021.

Filipino women who are permanent residents in Calgary, above 18 years old and can attend training on a full-time basis for three months can enroll in the program.


The trainees must also be available to work in the food service sector for six months or more after the training.  During the three-month training, CIWA will provide the trainees with job search, childcare and transit support.

Among the skills that the trainees are expected to learn are knife skills, barista and beverage skills, cash register operation, customer service, and interview and resume skills.  Those who complete the training will be issued an Advance Food Safety Certificate.


CIWA’s “Food Service Training” will take place in four batches on the following dates:

Intake 1 on 06 April – 26 June 2020, Intake 2 on 06 July – 25 September 2020, Intake 3 on 05 October – 18 December 2020, and Intake 4 on 04 January – 26 March 2021.

Filipino women who are eligible to join are advised to contact CIWA’s Myla Felipe at tel. no. 403-263-4414 (ext. 250) or email: [email protected] or Ms. Jill Liu at 403-263-4414 (ext. 253) or email: [email protected] for an interview.

“It is important for our Filipino women permanent residents in Calgary to acquire skills that will open job opportunities for them so the Consulate General partnered with CIWA to actively promote CIWA’s food service training program to the Filipino community in Calgary,” said Consul General to Calgary Zaldy Patron.

Aside from promoting CIWA’s training program, the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary also regularly speaks at CIWA’s Family Reunification Workshop to help newly arrived Filipinos as they transition and adjust to life in Calgary. CIWA is a non-profit organization established in 1982 as a registered charity. END

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