The Daily Grind course is made up of five sessions of learning at Eltham Training site, followed by up to 4 sessions of placement in a local cafe.
Dates for Training: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 April for training.
Dates for placement: April/May shifts TBC
Location: Eltham Living & Learning Training site, 905-907 Main Rd, Eltham 3095 (opposite the Burger Lounge, next to Eltham Kindergarten)
Enrolments close: Monday 10 April
Barista and hospitality training:
Participants are provided with 5 sessions of hospitality and barista training with a registered hospitality and barista trainer. Training content includes: learning how use an industry coffee machine, knowledge about how coffee is made from bean to cup, different types of coffee, cleaning and safety measures, food handling procedures and more.
Training sessions will run from 10am-3pm at the Eltham Training Site 907 Main Road, Eltham on the following days:
Friday 14 April
Tuesday 18 April
Wednesday 19 April
Thursday 20 April
Friday 21 April
Participants will be matched with a local café or restaurant for 3x 4 hour placement shifts. Placement shifts will be scheduled on weekdays between 24 April- 5 May. The days and times of the shifts will be different for each participant and will be based on your availability. Shifts will either be a morning (8am-11am), afternoon (11am-2pm) or late afternoon (2pm-5pm).
During placement, participants will work directly with a supervisor and will be able to ask them questions and take direction from them on tasks to complete during their placement shift. A Nillumbik Youth staff member will also check in on participants during their placement to ensure all participants are feeling good about the progression of their placement.
Job readiness session and celebration:
Following the end of placement, participants will come together for a final wrap up session. Participants will complete a job readiness workshop, receiving assistance with their resume, cover letter and interview skills from a Nillumbik Youth Development Officer. Following the job readiness workshop participants will get a celebration lunch and receive a certificate of completion along with a list of local hospitality businesses currently hiring.
This session will be held on:
Wednesday 10 May, 10-12pm at the Eltham Training Site.