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Bartender & Food and Beverage Server Training Program

Program Start Date(s)
 - September 12, 2022


Start your career in bartending with this 7-week training program located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. You’ll learn the necessary skills and obtain the required certificates to become a bartender. Bartenders often work at restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, and other food service or recreation establishments.

The program includes 7 weeks of classroom training plus a 30 hour work practicum. (253 hours)

Your Training Investment:

Training Program $2,000
1% Training Completion Fund $20
Registration Fee $50
Total Training Investment $2,070

After completing the Bartender & Food and Beverage Server Training Program, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and have developed the knowledge and attitude to be considered competent in this occupation:

  • Food and beverage product knowledge
  • Preparing and serving mixed drinks
  • Learning tools and equipment for bartending
  • Processing payments
  • Customer service and tourism awareness
  • Professionalism and Interpersonal Skills
  • Handling difficult situations
  • Team building and conflict resolution
  • Handling difficult situations
  • Respectful workplaces
  • Occupational health & safety and WHMIS

You will also earn these certifications as part of the program:

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Why choose Manitoba Tourism Education College?

There are plenty of reasons to choose Manitoba Tourism Education College for bartending training in Winnipeg.

Interactive classes

Our small, interactive classes offer students an opportunity to learn directly from our friendly and helpful trainers. Our trainers possess extensive experience and expertise in training individuals currently working in the industry in Manitoba. Students also get the chance to put their new skills to the test in a work practicum placement.

Relevant curriculum

Our curriculum is current and relevant to the demands of the job. We use emerit National Occupational Standards to develop our curriculum. These standards are set by industry professionals and describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be considered competent in an occupation.

Modern facility

Our training centre is modern, welcoming, and conveniently located next to several bus routes. We also offer free parking for students. Watch a video tour of our facility.

Student support

We provide support for any students who require additional assistance during and after the training programs. All students registered in a training program also have access to free career counselling.

Prior learning recognition

Students who have previously graduated from one MTEC program will be given credit for prior learning and are eligible for a reduced rate to enroll in any subsequent programs.

About Manitoba Tourism Education College

The Manitoba Tourism Education College (MTEC) is a not-for-profit private vocational school located in south Winnipeg. It was established to meet current and long-term employer needs in the tourism, hospitality and retail industries in Manitoba by preparing future employees. MTEC is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI # O263386042822).

Manitoba Tourism Education College is an associated corporation of the Manitoba Tourism Education Council. The Manitoba Tourism Education Council was established in 1989 as a not-for-profit organization that receives provincial funding to assist the tourism industry in Manitoba remain sustainable, through training their managers, supervisors and employees.