Kolb Recognizes Start Bridge Program Graduates

August 4, 2009

Pictured, bottom row, from left, are Ranii McIntyre, Alivia Hand, Katrina Colbert and Patty Bakke. Pictured, top row, from left, are Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Thomas Coleman, Kasey Lyon, Lawrence Sullivan and Alfonso J. Whitfield, Sr.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb, (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured at a START Bridge Program recognition ceremony recently held at the Ramada Inn in Geneva, New York.

Offered through the Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), the START (Skills Tasks and Results Training) Bridge Program is a nationally recognized training initiative endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association.

According to FLCC’s website, the program prepares students for 12 major line-level positions within the hospitality industry including guest services, food and beverage, and housekeeping jobs for hotels, clubs, cruise lines, wineries, convention centers, spas, and recreational facilities. The training prepares students to test for an industry-recognized certification and offers additional certification opportunities.

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