WHEN Levi Moore walks into the Q1 Hotel at Southport for the shift of a two-week trial next week, it will mark the culmination of many months of patience, perseverance and commitment.
A former Capalaba State College student, Levi struggled to find direction and purpose when he quit school in 2015 at the completion of Year 10.
“Levi found it difficult to decide exactly what he wanted to do as a career choice, and he continued to get frustrated with the requirements of job searching,” Sarina Russo Job Access Team Leader Rachael Kroll said.
“Then our Indigenous Co-Ordinator Jessica Drummond suggested the Kidz Foodz Program which allowed Levi to gain a Certificate 1 in Hospitality and Kitchen Operations while working for 20 weeks with Icon Cookery School.”
With his appetite suitably whet for a career as a chef, Levi, 19, excelled throughout the program and he has now secured a two-week chef’s apprenticeship trial at Longboards Laidback Eatery & Bar in the prestigious QI Hotel at Surfers Paradise.
“We assisted Levi with the costs towards transport, knives, boots and chef’s attire and we are all very proud of him,” Rachael said.
“Levi excelled in the Kidz Foodz Program and we are all confident this will result in full time employment for him.”
Kidz Foodz Inc was established to develop an early intervention program to address poor eating habits, malnourishment and increase education and awareness among primary school aged children on the nutritional value of food.