Beans Talk Coffee Cart
Gaining experience changes self-perception. Skills change an outlook. Getting a job changes lives.
Beans Talk provides work experience and registered training opportunities for participants, to support their transition into work.
This is a transformational opportunity, where lack of opportunity and poor experiences in learning and the workforce mean many of our clients have not worked for some time, and as a result face disadvantage. They may not have recent work experience or references, and often lose confidence and hope that their future can in fact be brighter.
The lack of opportunity combined with the barriers that exist to engage in the tough job market creates a perpetual cycle of homelessness. Society has a tendency to focus on the individual as the cause of their own homelessness, whilst ignoring wider social and economic forces.
Beans Talk aims to engage Hutt St Centre clients and provide a viable starting point to move into employment in the hospitality, customer service and retail industries.
The project is on track to provide training and work experience to 50 participants in the first year, as well as providing additional training and skill development opportunities to Beans Talk Support Mentor Volunteers who assist participants with their study, training and work experience engagements.
Photo: Intake 1 participants and volunteers
Beans Talk builds self-confidence and skills; an outcomes-focussed initiative. Simple idea, potentially big impact.
How you can help
If you are interested in hosting Beans Talk Coffee Cart at your next community or social event we would love to hear from you! Please contact:
Beans Talk Coffee Cart Coordinator
On email or 08 8418 2527
Beans Talk is supported by our incredible community supporters: Dawn Patrol Coffee, Wholegrain Studio, Finn Woodhouse Design, Career Employment Group (CEG) and funded through the 2016 Fund My Community Program.