Vocational and Soft Skills Programme
The Vocational and Soft Skills Programme (VaSSP), was spearheaded by YMCA Project Bridge in July 2011 and aims to equip out-of-school youths and youths-at-risk between 15 to 21 years-old, with specific vocational skills so that youths can put to use in a job immediately.
Under the guidance of experienced bakers from a renowned baking institute, youths will learn how to create and bake their own pastries. Youths can also gain invaluable work experience in the food industry. Opportunities for further training and attachments can be facilitated.
This barista course is aimed at youths who are coffee enthusiasts and have keen interest to work in the growing coffee industry. The course will equip students with knowledge in operating the espresso machine, familiarise with the coffee-making process, as well as creating works of Coffee Art.
The basic culinary class exposes youths to different cooking techniques and a variety of local and western recipes. Youth will gain hands-on experience of operating in a commercial kitchen and dining environment which will increase their job opportunities in the Food and Beverage industry.
Build a good foundation in the art of hairdressing and trend styling. Conducted by an established hairdressing school, this course will serve as a stepping stone for youths who wish to pursue further training in the profession as they learn to build a foundation in the art of hairdressing and trend styling.
Youths will be trained to be an assistant groomer in the equine industry. During the training, they will pick up essential skills such as stable cleaning, grooming, horse health, leading, lunging, riding, showering and tacking. A love for horses is a pre-requisite in this vocation.
Learn the basics of customer service and gain exposure to operations in the Food & Beverage industry. On completion of the training, youths can communicate more confidently with customers and better understand customers’ needs and expectations so as to build positive rapport with them.
Learn basic skin care and make-up skills under the guidance of certified beauticians from an established beauty academy. Those who intend to pursue careers as professional make-up artists can be bridged to higher certified courses.
The manicure and pedicure course is conducted by a recognised and established beauty academy. This learning experience will help youths develop the knowledge and skills to provide services such as manicure, pedicure, nail conditioning, general nail care and create aesthetic nail art.
This course aims to equip youths with basic knowledge in graphic design and software. Youth will learn how to evaluate websites, create and maintain quality web pages, and learn web design standards in the industry. They will also learn techniques for digital image enhancement.
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