NEXTGEN Work Readiness Training

Published on 07 September 2020

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Young people aged 15 – 25 years are being encouraged to take advantage of the NEXTGEN work readiness training which starts this month.

Kiama Council has teamed up with Kiama Community College to provide the NEXTGEN work readiness package to help local young people get local jobs.

The NEXTGEN Barista and Cafe Skills programs give young people the training for local hospitality jobs.

The Barista training over two hours provides the basic skills and knowledge to make a great coffee.

 Alternatively, you can complete the Café Skills training over four days in the October school holidays, which provides accreditation in customer service, hygiene and food preparation for work in cafes and restaurants.

The NEXTGEN Digital program is available to Kiama High School students studying commerce, I.T. and business studies and provides students with digital technology, graphic design and creative skills a taste of working as a digital marketing consultant, working under the guidance of Glenn Haworth who built his own internationally recognised e-commerce store

Local businesses can also take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their digital presence whilst supporting local high school students by signing up for a low-cost digital media package.

Participants in all three programs can then take part in an employ-ability boot camp for personal presentation, communication skills and interview techniques.

Young local entrepreneurs and business leaders will also provide advice and inspiration to pursue local job opportunities.

The NEXTGEN initiative has received support from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Further information: Melissa Andrews, Youth Services Coordinator, (02) 42331276.