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City workshops teach teens how to 'Adult'

Posted on June 23, 2017
Making the transition into adulthood in today's fast paced world can be challenging.

So the City of Bayswater in conjunction with its Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is running a series of workshops in July which will focus on life skills for teens.

The workshops start on Monday, July 10 with a hands-on Barista Workshop at Esprezzo Café in Noranda.

It's aim is to teach teens life skills that they can then translate into job skills.

Other workshops in the series include Photography 101 workshops, Online Customer Service Workshops, a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) workshop and a Barista Basics online course.

"Learning how to succeed in today's world requires a range of life skills that aren't always taught in schools," Mayor Barry McKenna said.

"With limited free training opportunities for youth, and the national youth jobless and unemployment rates being the highest in 40 years we wanted to help young people as much as we could by providing them with some opportunities to upskill.

"Currently there's no Federal Government Minister for Youth, and that creates a definite gap in the youth skills market, that needs to be addressed."

The workshops will run for approximately three hours each, and are an opportunity to gain some useful skills in an engaging environment.

The workshops form part a new Noranda Town Centre Interim Activation Plan that the City recently launched for the area.

Register for the workshops online at www.cityofbayswateryouthservices.eventbrite.com.au

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