The “Student Pop Up Café” initiative provides an opportunity for an entire class of VET Hospitality (Food & Beverage) students to run a café for the morning and also be co-assessed under the guidance of industry experts and their teacher. Students will serve 200+ meals consisting of an espresso coffee and a bacon and egg roll during the service period. Vegetarian options are also available. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain real life experience and serve paying customers (and meet customer commercial ratios) outside of the school environment
‘Class Chefs’ and ‘Yamaha Student Grand Prix’ are only two of many partnerships that has assisted students gain valuable experience and skills in future areas of employment. But partnership programs could be a thing of the past if funding for School Business Community Partnership Brokers terminates at the end of the year.
It would mean severing the vital link Partnership Brokers provide young people striving to transit from school to work amidst a time when youth unemployment is in crisis.
ABCs Rebecca Barrett reports on successful partnerships that have helped prepare students for future careers, that may now be in jeopardy. The story was broadcast on the 7pm News 8th May 2014.