BELMONT City College Year 10 Hospitality students hosted a morning tea (on November 16) to thank their schools’ partners and show off their newfound skills.
Each week about 160 students get real-world experience and practical skills from Belmont-based employers.
Employers also offer mentoring and traineeships, with high-achieving Year 12 students given apprenticeships upon graduation.
The students took advantage of the College’s Cafe on the Green, in the hospitality trade and training centre, to prepare and serve about 70 guests a selection of small cakes, savouries and barista-made coffee and tea.
Year 11 student Keinan Davis said the industry experience he received from the workplace-learning program helped him get picked for a business traineeship with Qantas.
As a young indigenous man, Mr Davis said he had faced “struggles along his journey” but with the benefits the work experience program provided and the direct industry experiences, he was more confident and had a much clearer picture of his future career path.