Cafe creates jobs hope for Peninsula youngsters

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Frankie’s Café has served up another round of success stories with eight students graduating from its Café Creations program last month. The Frankston South café began hosting Café Creations courses at its youth training centre in October 2018, and since then 42 students have taken part.

The pre-accreditation course was designed to help people aged 15-24 learn hospitality and workplace skills to enhance their employability and re-engage with the community.

Frankston City Mayor Michael O’Reilly congratulated the students on their graduation. “Frankie’s Café is a vibrant space which provides real-life training for young people undertaking hospitality courses and is another great café for Frankston South locals to enjoy,” Cr O’Reilly said.

The Café Creations program aims to assist young people who are not employed or engaged in education or training. Participants gain their Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate and Food Handlers Certificate as well as invaluable work experience in a café environment, support in finding future employment and help to maintain employment. The program also gives them training in interview techniques and writing resumes and cover letters. It’s supported by La Barista in Carrum Downs and Sustainable Building Concepts in Seaford.


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