Four exceptional young women – Wendy Williams, Jaymee Wason, Ciolla Riley and Tatyana Hudson.
Role models in the Kuranda Community, these young ladies have been a close-knit team teaching and learning skills passed from one to the other.
Wendy commenced employment on 18/2/17 followed by Jaymee on 30/10/17 Ciolla on 5/7/18 and last but not least Tatyana on 10/9/18.
The girls all remain in employment at Frogs Restaurant and Catering. Owner, Terrance Pates, says he is “thrilled with their work ethics, skills, reliability, presentation and the response of his patrons who are eager to meet local indigenous people and enjoy the big smiles and friendly service on offer”.
These Jobseekers began in hosted, work experience placements that led to paid positions. Speaking to them all at Frogs they share their stories like when a German tourist asked what nationality they are to which they smiled and said Aboriginal. The girls say in unison that they are so happy to have been given the opportunity to work in their own town, with each other and are proud to be part of a great team, working for an awesome boss and learning heaps.
All four have learnt skills in waitressing, front of house, barista, food preparation and kitchenhand with three of the girls having gained their initial experience at Kowrowa Preparation activity which gave them a good understanding of the importance of daily attendance and a vast variety of kitchen skills including catering for community functions.
CONGRATULATIONS all round. You have made your Community and RISE PROUD.