Healthy competition is the key ingredient for an enthusiastic group of TAFE NSW Cowra students who will hold a cake stall in Cowra Plaza on Friday 31 August 2017.
The exercise is part of the Australian Government’s unemployment Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire) Program and culminates three weeks of hard work for the students, who have planned, promoted and baked for the event while learning important employability skills along the way.
“The project is designed to give the students some healthy competition, inspire teamwork and collaboration, innovation, decision making and other generic work skills including basic digital literacy and work attitude,” TAFE NSW Management Teacher Catherine Player said.
“We wanted to give the group something fun and exciting to focus on, so we have split them into two teams – with the group that sells the most cupcakes claiming bragging rights for the day.
“The best part is that all money raised from cake sales on the day will be donated to Cowra Health Service’s Palliative Health Unit, so I’m encouraging the Cowra community to support these students and visit the stand outside Coles between noon to 2pm,” Ms Player said.
After the cake stall exercise, participants will undertake three weeks work experience at a range of businesses in the Cowra region, followed by a final three week block studying at TAFE NSW.
Federal Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, said that it was great to see the Youth Jobs PaTH program delivering practical skills and work experience that will help Cowra youth find and maintain a job.
“And palliative care is a fantastic cause to benefit from the competition,” Mr McCormack said. I wish all the competing students well not only in the ‘bake off’ but also in their future studies and careers.”
For more information about the Youth Jobs PaTH Program, visit https://www.employment.gov.au/youth-jobs-path or contact Cowra TAFE on 1300 823 393.