Loving Learning at Livvi's
NOVA Transition has a big focus on high-quality work experience that provides our trainees with a taste of the working world and the skills needed to thrive in it.
Livvi’s Cafe in Elara Estate is one of the fantastic businesses Rouse Hill Nova Transition has partnered with. Owners Brendon and Debbie have been teaching us some valuable skills about food hygiene, customer service and hospitality.
The cafe is part of the Touched by Olivia Foundation and a percentage of each coffee sold goes towards helping to build inclusive play equipment for children with disabilities. ‘Our reason for existence is to help the Touched by Olivia Foundation build inclusive play spaces,’ says Brendon. ‘We also have a goal to help young people with disabilities transition into open employment.’
First year trainee Lachlan did work experience at Livvi’s, working one day per week for a month. His tasks included: wiping down tables and bench tops, serving customers beverages, making milkshakes and hot chocolates, and completing stock take.
Lachlan said his favourite part was counting stock, making milkshakes and, of course, chatting to manager Brendon about his favourite NRL team the Cronulla sharks! ‘Livvi’s Cafe was a friendly place,’ Lachlan said. ‘Brendon and Debbie taught me how to do things in the kitchen like bag up the lollies and make hot chocolate. I loved talking to Brendon about NRL and learning why it’s so important to wash your hands while working in a kitchen!’
Livvi’s Cafe enjoyed having Lachy as part of their team so much they’ve asked another Rouse Hill Trainee Laura if she’d like to join them for some work experience as well! Laura was most excited about learning to make the sandwiches and milkshakes and meeting more of the friendly cafe customers.
Thanks so much to Livvi’s Cafe for their continued support. We can’t wait to be back for more work experience!