Monday, April 15, 2013

Starbucks 101

I'm this quickly in order to get my mind off of the events of this afternoon.

I think the Captain will agree with me on this, but what about you?  Don't you think these courses be mandatory for Liberal Arts majors
In Seattle, Starbucks workers take courses called Barista Basics and Barista 101. They can earn one and a half credits from City University of Seattle for each of the company's two barista classes, and three credits apiece for higher-level management courses.

Other colleges also recognize the Starbucks training for academic credit through the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service, an organization that reviews and puts its stamp of approval on workplace courses. It's up to colleges and universities whether to accept the credits, but Mary Beth Lakin, director of ACE's college and university partnerships, says 2,000 institutions did so last year.
It never fails - whenever I read one of those "meet the baristas" postboards at Starbucks or other coffee houses, they are always college educated artists.  Poor kids, 10s or 100s of thousands in debt and working at Starbucks.  Perhaps they should add more classes and offer this at a tradeschool instead of universities.  It would be cheaper anyway.

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