Celebration was on the menu at Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre recently as the centre-run Café Creations program welcomed its second round of graduates.
Frankston City Mayor, Michael O’Reilly joined the festivities where he presented certificates and wished participants the best on their future employment journeys.
“The Café Creations program is about giving disengaged youth the best chance possible of finding future employment by arming them with the industry skills and knowledge needed to succeed in hospitality.
“Council dedicates a large amount of time and resources to support local youth, and the Café Creations program is another shining example that it is money well spent,” said the Mayor.
The Café Creations program is hosted inside the fully equipped Frankie’s Café, located within the Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre. Café Creations students run the café and service café patrons as part of the program.
Haylee, who recently moved from Wilson’s Prom to Frankston City was introduced to Café Creations by her boyfriend and fellow graduate, Tristan.
“I’ve worked in hospitality before so I do have some experience, but working with the team at Café Creations really helped me to take my skills to the next level.
Haylee also found local friends through the program.
“Being new to the area, I didn’t really know anyone. Now, thanks to the program I have a group of awesome friends who I will to stay in contact with in the future.
At completion of the course participants’ gain:
- Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate
- Food Handlers Certificate
- Work experience in a café environment
- Support in finding and maintaining employment
- Interview coaching and help preparing their resume and cover letter
The Café Creations program is sponsored by La Barista in Carrum Downs and Sustainable Building Concepts in Seaford.
To learn more visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/FSCRC