Students in two premier programs offered at Tarrant County College Southeast have another opportunity to benefit from the College’s partnership with Delaware North, the company that runs the food, beverage and retail at Globe Life Park for the Texas Rangers.
For the second year, Delaware North is contributing $4,000 to fund scholarships for the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs. The ceremonial check will be presented Tuesday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in the North Ballroom at TCC Southeast, 2100 Southeast Parkway.
“Both Delaware North Sportservice and the Texas Rangers Ball Club have been long standing partners of our Culinary and Hospitality Programs,” said TCC Southeast President Bill Coppola. “The opportunity for our students to work these types of events is both a valuable learning experience and offers them the possibility of future employment.”
Employment outlook for chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 10 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according the U.S. Department of Labor.
The first year of the partnership, two TCC students distinguished themselves as Delaware North employees when they were recognized for top performance within a few months of employment.
“We feel that (the partnership is) a strategic way to staff our building while also supporting the local community. Over the last several years we have enjoyed our relationship with TCC, hosting students and classes at the ballpark and participating in events at TCC,” said Casey Rapp, Delaware North general manager.
“By investing in TCC and the local community we are able to get a better workforce and it helps us staff the stadium. The hospitality department at TCC is amazing and has made working with them easy,” Rapp said. “We are excited to donate to a scholarship to help students complete their schooling. We look forward to continuing the partnership by employing TCC students after they graduate as well as helping train them while they are in class.”