From The Glass Gazette: February 2020
As the county strengthens its pipelines to workforce development, non-profit organizations like Sunflower Bakery are taking the lead by providing on-the-job training to adults over 18-years-old that struggle with learning differences. I recently visited the Sunflower Bakery’s new facility in Rockville and was amazed by the technical and transferable skills that trainees are acquiring. Participants can learn about pastry arts, production baking, barista service and front of house operations.
I saw students learning how to make cookies, cakes, pastries, tarts and many other baked goods. Depending on the program they are enrolled in, students are offered an in-house paid internship and receive help applying for jobs outside of the organization. Additionally, students learn interview skills, attend resume workshops and have the chance to obtain critical certifications needed to enter the workforce.
I am proud to know that we have organizations like Sunflower Bakery providing workforce development opportunities to valued members of our community.