Workforce Development

Empowering Employment

Vocational training, social enterprises and employment services for community members who face barriers to the workforce.

Vocational Training and Education

Chopping for Change ParticipantsTechnical education is offered in the culinary arts and hospitality fields, enabling individuals to earn credentials to validate their skills. LMM’s Certificate, Diploma, and Associate of Applied Science Degree programs are accredited by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges & Schools and the Council on Occupational Education.

  • Culinary Arts Training Program is licensed as a trade school by the Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools and validated by the American Culinary Federation. By completing this 6-month certificate, students participate in 144 hours of classroom learning and 280 hours of hands-on experience related to the food service industry, as well as 48 hours of job-readiness training. Opportunities for more advanced training are available upon graduation.
  • Chopping for Change empowers women in the criminal justice system by providing them with significant work experience and training. This innovative partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry also allows women to receive supplemental services including counseling and case management designed to facilitate their re-entry experience and decrease recidivism.

Career Services

Participants may receive academic advising, career counseling and coaching, job readiness training, resume workshops, interview advice, and job placement assistance.

Social Enterprises

LMM Food TruckThese revenue-generating ventures provide training opportunities and work experience for program participants. Our social enterprises include Central Kitchen, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen that produces up to 2,000 meals each day for distribution at shelters across the region, and Metro45 Mobile Kitchen & Catering, a food truck that brings quality food and community education to food deserts across the city.

LMM’s WD programming prepares students for and places them on rewarding career pathways.

Metro45 Mobile Kitchen & Catering


Additional Information


Program Location
The Richard Sering Center
4515 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103


Workforce Development Program Committee

  • Larry Boron
  • Molly McNally
  • Liz Pretzlav
  • Becca Ritterspach
  • John Selick
  • Megan Torres

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