Our first Teach The Need graduates, Fall 2013
The "Teach the Need" program was founded by Mickey Bakst of Charleston Grill and Michael Miller, CCSD School Board member, with the goal of training Charleston area high school students in the basics of professionalism, interview skills and how to perform all the duties required to work as a restaurant server. Our Wando teachers are Charlie Chance, Owner of Red Drum Restaurant in Mount Pleasant, and Kimball Brienza, General Manager of O-Ku Restaurant Downtown Charleston.
Interested Wando students are invited to learn more by visiting Mrs. Whitman in K-103. Students selected for the program take six classes over the course of twelve weeks (during the school day) and complete the course with "Teach the Need" front-of-the-house restaurant certification.
Teach the Need and Related Hospitality Industry News
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News Channel 4: Helping Students Find Service Industry Jobs
. Wall Street Journal article 12/31/13