Pizza and college kids, the most dynamic of duos in the world of higher education and food. A university in the U.K is taking the relationship to a whole new level by offering the chance for students to major in pizza. Pizza Hut recently partnered up with Manchester Metropolitan University to create an apprenticeship program offering 1,500 positions to learn the art of pizza and everything pizza related.
"Eager students will have the opportunity to learn all about pizza production as well as get experience in financial analysis," reported First We Feast, cementing the theory that high education is, in fact, important. Kaitlyn Austin director of HR and marketing at Pizza Hut, goes out to dish out the details on the burning hot new major for those lucky enough to reside in the U.K. “Over the next few years, we will work hard to provide our apprentices and team members with the best training and development so that we can equip them with skills for life, not just for working in a restaurant.”
Regardless of the fact that this feels like a B-story in an episode of Community, the higher-ups in England are all for the bizarre addition to Manchester Metropolitan University's curriculum. "These apprenticeships at Pizza Hut Restaurants will offer even more people the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge while working, says Skills minister, Nick Boles, "I would encourage more businesses to take the lead from companies like Pizza Hut Restaurants to start or expand their apprenticeship programmes."
No word yet on when bread sticks will become a class.
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and foolishly majored in tomato sauce.