The Retail and Hospitality Indigenous Program Adelaide (RHIPA) is a new Indigenous employment program being run and managed by Service Skills SA providing participants with pre-employment support, skills training and mentoring with employment into the retail or hospitality industries.

 

July 2015 - November 2016

Introduction

The Retail and Hospitality Indigenous Program Adelaide (RHIPA) is a new Indigenous employment program managed by Service Skills SA to provide participants with pre-employment support, skills training and mentoring for employment into the retail or hospitality industries.  The program is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet through the Jobs, Land and Economy Programme.

Skills training has been undertaken by 31 participants with them completing units towards the Certificate II in Hospitality and their two elective units of choice in Kitchen, Bar, Housekeeping, Retail, Food & Beverage or Gaming.

A celebration of completion was held on Friday 23rd October 2015 that celebrated the participant’s achievements with government officials, participants, family and friends in attendance.

Employment

Service Skills SA has placed 20 participants into employment in various job roles within the retail and hospitality industries. Some of the roles include Food & Beverage Attendants, Customer Service Assistants, Housekeepers, Kitchen Stewards and Kitchen hands. There have been an additional 5 individuals placed into employment outside of the contracted employment period.

Lawrie Shem worked closely with the participants and employers to match the individual to the right job.

Contacts

Lawrie Shem Email: lawrie@serviceskillssa.com.au

Jemma Rippon Email: jemmar@serviceskillssa.com.au

Phone: 08 8362 6255

 

 

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