JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Things are cooking at Arkansas State University Newport.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Fowler Family Hospitality Services building on the ASU Newport campus in Jonesboro.
School officials hope that this new state of the art facility will lead students to instant jobs.
Division Chair at ASU Newport, Joe Campbell, says, "It has a full service commercial kitchen with all of the latest modern equipment. It has both gas and electric. It has all the commercial refrigeration, walk in freezers and everything you would find in a high end commercial restaurant facility."
Hospitality Services Instructor, Jessica Wrenfrow, says, "The food service industry is looking for skilled workers and having skilled workers are trained in food safety service and cooking techniques is just a staple for the food industry."
Classes for this program will kick off this fall.