One Cup at a Time employment training program & social enterprise
One Cup at a Time is a employment training program within a fully operating social enterprise cafe located in downtown Kelowna that trains and reconnects people to the workforce who were otherwise removed as a result of their disability, mental illness, or other self-identified barrier to employment.
The program consists of 6 months of employment readiness and skill development, industry certification, and paid hands-on café employment. Participants develop a range of skills related to the food-service industry including but not limited to, customer service, point of sale (POS), and barista training. Participants will also receive the following service industry recognized certifications:
Occupational First-Aid Level 1
Food Safe Level 1
Serving It Right
What is a social enterprise?
"A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders" - Wikipedia
Any adult experiencing barriers to employment as a result of disability
Ineligible for Employment Insurance
Motivated to become employed in the food service industry
Reasonable communication/comprehension skills
Capable of meeting the physical demands of barista work (i.e. standing/sitting for extending periods of time and able to life 25 lbs)
Can commit to the whole 6-month program
ReferralWe accept referrals from community agencies and self-referrals from any individual
When: We try to run the program once a year. We're planning to have the next start Fall 2016. Please complete the referral below to get yourself connected to the next One Cup at a Time orientation.