Crews Cafe, Ashfield, is helping to break the cycle of poverty by up‑skilling the hospitality workers of tomorrow.

The Bill Crews Foundation has partnered with TAFE NSW to deliver a 12-14 week in-house program at the Crews Cafe, providing employment and skills opportunities for people who are unemployed or underemployed.

The program ensures those currently experiencing social disadvantage are not further marginalised as unemployment continues to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The partnership also highlights just how important education institutions like TAFE are at helping to pull people out of poverty by teaching them a job skill.

Graduates of the program will be qualified with a Certificate I or Certificate II in Hospitality and will have had hands-on experience serving customers at Crews Cafe.

The program also provides students with interview and resume writing skills to aid in gaining future employment in the hospitality industry.

Thank you to all the staff at TAFE NSW and The Bill Crews Foundation for your ongoing support in helping some of the most vulnerable inner westies get a fresh start and a new career.