Eden Hospitality Training Hub

The Eden Hospitality Training Hub project team have been successful in obtaining funding through the NSW Job Skills Program and Department of Education, Skills & Employment (DESE).

The project will be implemented by the Eden Community Access Centre, in consultation with the Local Jobs Program and the Eden Recovery and Resilience Alliance and seeks to address the current and predicted hospitality sector jobs and skills shortage in Eden and surrounds by providing access to high-quality, job-ready skills and industry training. Specifically, we will engage long term unemployed, Indigenous and young job seekers to undertake the training program to help secure employment.

Throughout the project development process, we have continually engaged with local hospitality businesses, Job Active organisations, Employment Agencies & Registered Training Organisations. The success of this application for funding is a testament to the degree of collaboration and has drawn on an amazing local knowledge base.

The training program will run over a 26-week period and will be broken down into a number of separate courses over this period. The courses will include some theory components, basic practical work (barista), customer service and supervised hands-on practical experience in a local hospitality business.

This is an exciting project for the Eden community and to assist in making this program a success, with the end goal being employment outcomes for program participants, we are seeking expressions of interest for volunteer Project Mentors.

The Project Mentors will be on hand during the training period to:

  • assist participants that may have literacy concerns or any special needs,
  • to help with any homework and,
  • to offer encouragement and support to the participants to ensure continued engagement

We would anticipate the Project Mentors would be available to assist for a few hours each day (potentially 2-3 days per week).

The Hospitality Training Hub will commence once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and rest assured the course will operate with a COVID plan in place. Anyone wanting more information about this opportunity can contact the Eden Community Access Centre directly on (02) 64963970 or email admin@eden.nsw.au.

To register your interest as a volunteer Project Mentor, please email the Eden Community Access Centre directly at admin@eden.nsw.au with a short summary of how you can assist as a volunteer Project Mentor. Please, don’t forget to include your contact information.

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