Hos­pi­tal­ity stu­dents love daily grind

Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

EM­MANUEL Catholic Col­lege’s very own cof­fee shop is not only pro­vid­ing de­li­cious bev­er­ages, it is also giv­ing a group of stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to pol­ish their hos­pi­tal­ity skills.

Hos­pi­tal­ity stu­dents con­verted a do­mes­tic kitchen space into the ECCs­presso Cafe, per­fect­ing their barista skills and serv­ing drinks to staff and stu­dents at re­cess and lunchtime.

Home eco­nom­ics co-or­di­na­tor Deb­o­rah Bar­r­a­clough said stu­dents fin­ished the course with a Cer­tifi­cate II in Hos­pi­tal­ity, which would open the door to jobs in the hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism in­dus­try.

“Our new restau­rant and cof­fee shop pro­vide an ex­cel­lent train­ing fa­cil­ity for the stu­dents to hone their barista and cus­tomer ser­vice skills, mak­ing it eas­ier to for them to ap­ply for jobs in the hos­pi­tal­ity area,” she said.

“With­out the use of the cof­fee shop or restau­rant, our stu­dents do not get to prac­tise in real-life sit­u­a­tions, there­fore do not meet in­dus­try stan­dards.

“The stu­dents re­ally en­joy the course, they are very proud of their new space and al­ways come to work with a smile on their face.

“As for the stu­dents who buy our pro­duce, you only have to look at the line at re­cess and lunchtimes to see that they too re­ally en­joy it.”

Rhi­an­non Bar­rett and Yol­unda Fazio are among 50 stu­dents hon­ing their hos­pi­tal­ity skills at the ECCs­presso Cafe.

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