Member for Hinkler Paul Neville opens Riot Cafe as part of a Youth Services Bundaberg initiative, alongside Labor candidate Belinda McNeven, programs and community liaison co-ordinator Viki Hannah and employee Christine Keough.
Member for Hinkler Paul Neville opens Riot Cafe as part of a Youth Services Bundaberg initiative, alongside Labor candidate Belinda McNeven, programs and community liaison co-ordinator Viki Hannah and employee Christine Keough.

Cafe serves up skills

A BUSINESS venture that will help train young people in catering skills opened yesterday.

The Riot Cafe, off Maryborough Street, has been set up by Youth Services Bundaberg both for training and to provide an income stream.

It was opened yesterday by Member for Hinkler Paul Neville, with Labor Party federal election candidate Belinda McNeven as a guest.

“One of the aims is to create opportunities for education and employment for young people,” programs and community liaison co-ordinator Viki Hannah said.

Ms Hannah said young people could be referred to the project by schools or by other organisations.

“We have a model to give skills or employment to young people who might be facing employment barriers,” she said.

The cafe was now giving training to 12 young people in customer service and food preparation, Ms Hannah said.

“It will give them more skills to make them more employable,” she said.

Any revenue raised from the cafe will go towards a project to provide emergency accommodation for homeless young people.

It will give them more skills to make them more employable



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