THE Cafe Creations program has served up its second batch of graduates.
The program, run out of Frankie’s Cafe in Frankston South, aims to give young people who are not employed or in the education system a chance to learn new skills.
Graduate Hayley, who has recently moved to the Frankston area, said the experience was a positive one.
“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,” she said.
“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 receive their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate and their Food Handlers Certificate.
The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “the Cafe 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,” he said.