Career training hots up for Logan’s youth

March 17, 2015 by  

A programme aimed at providing young people of Slacks Creek and surrounding areas in Queensland with an opportunity to train for various careers has kicked off in Logan.

In January the first group of 13 local youths took part in hospitality training as part of the Logan City Council initiative, which saw a partnership between the Department of Education and Training and local job services agencies.

The latest training has resulted in 8 of the 13 trainees securing jobs. A new Coffee Club at Meadowbrook Shopping Centre has taken on six of the youths.

The training process has been applauded by both the Coffee Club franchisee and the city’s Goodwill Ambassador Barry Lane, who praised the streamlined approach to the employment process of local youths.

Lane said the training would ensure local people enrolled in the programme were given a head start to finding a job in the career of their choice.

The latest job seekers all gained valuable hands-on experience within the Coffee Club outlet, and although not everyone secured a position at the outlet, Lane said the training would have given all participants a distinct advantage for the future.

Two other trainees have also been successful at gaining positions at Logan Central’s Harmony on Carmody Café.

The training opportunities could cover businesses in a host of local industries, ranging from hospitality venues to printing companies.