Post Graduate Program
Registration: All Post Graduates are required to enroll online at Renweb.com.
Returning Post Graduates $100 Registration Fee, New Post Graduates $125 Registration Fee
Program Fees: $25/day No refunds are issued for absences
Program Dates: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ann Atkins, Director of Transition and Post Grads
Phone: 904-724-8323 ext.238
Monday, Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm – 6 spots available per day; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00am-3:00pm – 8 spots available per day – LIMIT TWO CLASSES PER WEEK
This program is located off site. The address is Arc Village, 3675 Kirbo Way. You must provide transportation. Training in culinary skills for the purposes of dinner service at the Berry Good Farms Café, meal prep for independent living, and food truck prep and line cook training. Post Grads will also be trained in food safety/food handling, sanitary guidelines and experience in harvesting & cooking with fresh produce. This class is designed for young adults with advanced culinary skills. Materials will be provided according to program.
Monday – Friday 9:00am-2:00pm – 8 spots available on Mon., Wed. and Thurs.; 5 spots Tues. and Fri.
Horticulture training includes planting, garden maintenance, and harvesting herbs, fruits and vegetables. Team members also assist in wheatgrass and micro green production and will create a variety of value-added items. They will assemble vegetable bags to go out on the food truck for mobile market distribution. Team members may be scheduled to participate in making deliveries of wheatgrass and produce each week, and/or working at occasional weekend festivals and markets.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am-2:00pm – 12 spots available per day; Wednesday 9:00am-2:00pm – 8 spots available per day
Training in all natural dog biscuit production; mixing, rolling, baking, dehydrating, and packaging for our Berry Good Farms Barkin’ Biscuits to be ready for the retail market. Post Grads will also have opportunity to go out in the community for deliveries and work at local weekend markets and festivals. Materials will be provided according to program.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am-2:00pm – 2 spots available per day
This training includes skills in trimming, mowing, edging, and weed control for maintaining grounds, aside from the garden. Team members will learn and assist in landscape beautification.
Wednesdays 9:00am – 2:00 pm – 2 spots available
Team Members are trained in washing the exterior and detail the interior of vehicles.
Tuesdays 9:00pm-2:00pm – 5 spots available
Students are responsible for general clean-up around the Zoo including sweeping and window exhibit washing. Students also participate in animal enrichment and spend part of their day making treats for the monkeys, birds and other Zoo animals.