We’ve had an inspiring and busy Term 2 in the Future Pathways Department!
Our new Coffee Cart arrived during the last school holidays, and we eagerly set up the new coffee machine ready for Term 2.
The coffee cart allows us to offer a Barista course giving our students real work experience opportunities to hone their Barista and Customer service skills to enable them to get a part-time job in the hospitality industry while studying.
As part of the Barista Work Experience programme, the students participate in a two-day Advanced Workplace First Aid course, an excellent skill/qualification to have in any workplace, and one employers value.
The students who have participated in the programme have responded positively and happily to complete their rostered shifts before school, during morning tea and lunchtime, selling Barista coffee to staff and visitors to the school.
The coffee cart is a great resource that we intend to utilise to expand our Gateway Work Experience Programme in the future. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to the warmer weather in Term 4, when we can offer an outdoor sidewalk coffee shop vibe.
Our Futures Academy students studying at Toi Ohomai have been achieving great results in their respective courses with great feedback from their tutors. Some of the practical skills were showcased in the recent Stage & Film Makeup day as part of the Hair & Beauty course assessment.
We’ve had two Year 12 students, Tui Ngatai & Eric Hunt participating in the LOAD UP Gateway Work Experience course in conjunction with the Port of Tauranga Ltd and associated companies involved in the port.
This has proven to be a great insight for all students involved offering a variety of experiences around the Port from Stevedoring, Freight & Transport logistics and Crane operation. The boys are loving the programme and gaining a lot of learning and confidence.
We’ll be taking all year 10 & 12’s on Friday 30 July, 10am – 1.30pm
Canterbury – Weds 10 August, 11.30am in room 34
Victoria – Thurs 12 Aug, 9am in room 39
Keep an eye on Facebook and your school emails for more information next term