Faculty Advisor

Danielski, Althea Marie

Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Abstract

The city of Frankston lies an hour south of Melbourne and has some of the highest rates of social exclusion among youth in Victoria. The Brotherhood of St Laurence has identified a skills gap between the skills youth possess and the skills employers are looking for. Our project is to develop a training kitchen and social enterprise initiative for the Brotherhood that will help the youth develop the skills they need to succeed within the workforce. Through interviews with Brotherhood staff, youth within the programs, and the community at large, we determined the conditions under which a food truck would be successful. From there we determined the feasibility of a food truck social enterprise and presented a business plan outlining the conditions that must be met to be successful.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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