Tatura Community House has launched into the coffee world with the opening of the Coffee Hub on Tuesday, May 8.
The project has been evolving at the Tatura Community House since last year when The Lions Club of Tatura offered funding that planted the seed for creating the Coffee Hub.
The funding was available through the John Wallis Foundation and has been managed by Learn Local students Daniel, Leilani, Tammy, Verena and Darlene, led by tutor Tom.
Since the project began, the Community House has worked with Generations Op Shop, Tatura Men’s Shed and the Tatura Commonwealth Bank — all of which have supported the project with furnishings, new flooring and other valuable resources.
‘‘The Coffee Hub will provide opportunities for adult learners to train and practise not only coffee making but also customer service and advance literacy and numeracy skills,’’ Tatura Community House manager Leeane Button said.
The launch introduced Brother Pablo and Clockwork Coffee owner Scott Parker, who began to show attendees how to make their own coffees.
‘‘We’re really appreciative of Scott being here today and passing on his skills, he’s only 22 and he’s got two businesses, which is very inspiring for our people,’’ Ms Button said.
The program offers three courses that run until until July including hygiene, food safety, coffee observation, prepare and serving coffees.
Ms Button said the program will enhance skills for people already working in the industry around Tatura and improve people’s chances of getting a job in the field.
‘‘It will be a safe place, the people who will be doing the course will be using this space to practice and it’s a good place to chill out and have a coffee,’’ she said.
■For more information on courses in partnership with GOTAFE and Scott, phone Tatura Community House on 5824 1315.