As part of our ongoing commitment to providing career and employment opportunities to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Opportunity Hub Campbelltown recently invited sixteen years 11 and 12 students from various schools to complete a 5-week Barista course at Campbelltown TAFE.
The students participated in the course one day a week and received practical, hands-on learning revolving around the hospitality industry.
While their coffee-making skills definitely improved, the students also gained skills in communication, collaboration, time management, customer service, and multi-tasking. All of which are extremely valued transferable skills for jobs in the majority of industries.
During the course, the students completed two accredited units are now considered to be qualified baristas. They will be able to use this experience to look for work as baristas or in the hospitality industry. These accredited units could also be used to progress to various Hospitality courses offered by TAFE NSW. and able to look for employment
At the end of the courses, the students held a small presentation where they invited guests to demonstrate their new barista skills to, resulting in many delicious coffees and milkshakes!
Congratulations to our Opportunity Hub students on completing this course, we can’t wait to taste what you have in store for us!