Cooktown will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement today of a $40,000 commitment to Cooktown District Community Centre’s Social Enterprise Training Café.
Warren Entsch, Member for Leichhardt, announced the commitment with Kaz Price, the CEO of Cooktown District Community Centre (CDCC).
“This project aims to improve local community cohesion and participation by opening a facility that will focus on building employment skills for under-employed groups, such as at-risk youth and long-term unemployed,” Mr Entsch said. “CDCC will focus on vulnerable people, especially youth, to boost their skills in the hospitality sector, with their “Hands on Hospitality” programme.
“The goal is to employ, train and apprentice people to ready them for the food and hospitality labour market, retail trade market, arts work, event coordination and other regional industries that have high labour needs and challenges, and increase their chances of getting a job.”
The CDCC has a vision of empowering everybody in South East Cape York communities to achieve their full potential, by supporting their capacity and tailoring training to their needs.
“This is a great project for the local community of Cooktown and the electorate of Leichhardt, as it demonstrates how community-led projects have benefits on the ground.
“The Turnbull Coalition Team is dedicated to building stronger communities across Australia. We understand that by investing in projects like this, we help grow a more vibrant and viable community.”