Sixteen students from the Souths Cares program undertook training in both the Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Gambling Services, assisting them to be competitive in the summer holiday job market.
Recognising the importance of developing a sound work ethic Souths Cares arranged through their partner, Yulang Aboriginal Education Training Unit at Sydney TAFE, a tailor-made, two-day training package that will enable their students to secure work in the hospitality industry.
Souths Cares mentor, Rhys Wesser, said that the two qualifications are essential for any candidate seeking employment in the hospitality industry.
“Any person wishing to gain employment working in licenced premises or in and around gaming venues has to comply with State laws,” said Rhys.
“This training not only provides the students with the relevant qualifications, but it also gives them an insight into the hospitality and gaming industries, and skills needed to make them job ready.”
The initiative couldn’t be more timely, with Rhys adding that this time of year (early January), is the perfect opportunity to get into the job market.
“As Sydney’s summertime population swells over the coming weeks, so will the job opportunities and at Souths Cares we wanted to position our students to take advantage of that chance,” said Rhys.
“Yulang Aboriginal Education Training Unit did a great job in providing the competency based training and even assisted in locating a suitable training venue for our students.
Rhys said the students are now able to apply for work in pubs, clubs, hotels and gaming venues.
These jobs include work as:
· Cellar Hands;
· Food and Beverage Attendants;
· Bar Attendants;
· Bottle Shop Attendants;
· Bar/Restaurant Hosts;
· Cocktail Bar Attendants;
· Sommeliers (wine stewards);
· Room Service Staff; or
· Glass Collectors