Chee Ming was food shopping at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market when she stumbled on an employment-help stall staffed by Jesuit Social Services.
She’d recently moved from Sydney just two weeks before a COVID lockdown and was looking for opportunities to switch jobs.
After hearing about her interest in hospitality, Jesuit Social Services connected Chee Ming to Ignite Café, our social enterprise café where people experiencing barriers to employment and training can come to build skills and connections to find work. Our staff also helped her find casual work in events.
Once a week, Chee Ming volunteers at Ignite Café in Camberwell, Melbourne, building her skills to become a barista.