Our programmes for
Open Cast CIC is a social enterprise using Taste Community Central to provide training, employment and community to the Young People of Doncaster. The young people we work with are those aged 16 to 25 who could benefit from our support to move on into employment.
We work holistically with our trainees, offering personalised training and support so they can overcome barriers in their search for employment. Our trainees achieve qualifications and gain experience that will open doors for them.
Trainees are given the opportunity to learn and gain experience by working with and serving our regular Community Groups. These groups use Taste Community Central on a weekly basis and benefit from our activities alongside our trainees.
Training & Qualifications that can be achieved
Level 2 Food Hygiene – Nationally recognised and an essential in the world of catering.
Barista Skills – Get an in depth view on coffee beans & beverages, latte art, machine care and all the best tips and advice to improve your barista skills.
Step Into Social Care – Gain a City & Guilds Certificate of Achievement whilst identifying and developing the skills needed to work in Social Care
Preparing for Work – Gaining transferable skills such as Time Management, Communication, Budgeting, CV Creation, Job Application & Interview Skills. This course feeds into our Move on Mentoring support to give trainees the best chance of getting a job.
All our training and support includes the attainment of vital experience through working in our bakery / cafe and providing support and service for our community group customers.This gives our trainees the essentials for finding a job –
EXPERIENCE – TRAINING – QUALIFICATIONS – SELF BELIEF – A REFERENCE – SUPPORT
A young person is referred to Taste Community Central because they have been identified as needing extra support in getting into employment.
Trainees enrol onto our training programme to benefit from a Taste of catering skills, transferable life skills, working in care and employability skills. Whilst gaining real experience and real qualifications.
Once they’ve completed their training and the employability programme, they’ll graduate and be supported in applying for and gaining suitable jobs.