Caravan for food cravings and training


Frankie goes to…Frankston: Mayor Colin Hampton, left, junior mayor Gerard Felipe, Dave Helm, Sean Teer, Joe Di Pane, Keely Robertson and Jessica Bartlett at the official handover of the Envision Employment Services caravan. Picture: Yanni

EIGHTIES pop culture inspired Work for the Dole participants to convert a Millard Caravan into a food outlet for youngsters being trained in hospitality.

Seaford’s Envision Employment Services handed the food caravan, dubbed “Frankie Goes to”, to Frankston Council last week at Frankston South Community Centre.

The mayor Cr Colin Hampton said the mobile coffee and snack caravan will become a common sight at pop-up events and real life hospitality training sessions around Frankston.

“We are thrilled to receive this multi-purpose caravan, which will be a vibrant mobile space that allows hospitality students to gain experience working and interacting directly with the community,” Cr Hampton said.

“We have already seen this caravan used to up-skill community members through refurbishment works, including design, extensive woodworking including joinery, framing and construction, mechanical work and painting.

“We look forward to seeing the skills learnt within these courses, including barista skills, taken out to the streets, for the whole community to enjoy.”

Direct Recruitment partnered with Envision Employment Services on the project.

“Many of the participants on the activity had little or no skills in these areas and have together produced a visually pleasing and versatile space to support council projects and initiatives,” Direct Recruitment manager Jessica Bartlett said.

First published in the Frankston Times – 2 July 2018

This article was amended on 2 July to report the food caravan was handed over at Frankston South Community Centre and not Frankston North Community Centre.

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