Twenty students from the Souths Cares School to Work* program recently undertook training in both the Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Gambling Services arming them with extra skills for the workforce.

Acting General Manager of Souths Cares, Leellen Lewis said that the charity arranged the training for their students to better position them to secure work in hospitality.

“Souths Cares places importance on our students developing a sound work ethic and that is why we arranged a two day training package that will enable our students to secure work in the hospitality industry,” said Leellen.

“As Sydney’s summertime population continues to swell over the coming weeks so will the job opportunities and at Souths Cares, we want to position our students to take advantage of that chance.”

The RSA and RCG two qualifications are essential for any candidate seeking employment in the industry.

“Any person wishing to gain employment working in licensed premises or in and around gaming venues has to comply with State laws,” said Leellen.

“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.”

With their new qualifications, the Souths Cares students are now able to apply for 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.

“Souths Cares would like to thank our friends at Eora TAFE College for doing a great job in providing the competency based training, our students thought the training was very worthwhile,” Leellen concluded.

* The School to Work Program is funding by the Australian Government.