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Local MP Sally-Ann Hart visits EFT

Last Friday, we had a visit from local MP Sally-Ann Hart and Southern Housing CEO Paul Hackett.

MY Sally-Ann Hart with work experience student

They were visiting projects in North-East Hastings which are part of the RISE Programme. The RISE Hastings programme is led by not-for-profit business support organisation Let’s Do Business Group in collaboration with Southern Housing, Education Futures Trust and Hastings Borough Council to encourage and reinvigorate economic growth in the town. In a bid to support local residents to learn new skills, secure employment and even run and grow their own businesses, Education Futures Trust is providing a range of workshops and courses covering events management, horticulture, carpentry, childcare, floristry, bike maintenance  and catering.

RISE Hastings, Let's Do Business, Southern Housing, Education Futures Trust, Hastings Borough Council, Levelling Up

Their visit coincided with a visit to our first RISE workshop 'Barista Training', which encouraged participants to come along and meet new people, enjoy a coffee and cake and learn about how to make a great coffee. MP Sally-Ann got stuck in and learnt how to use the coffee machine in our new Coffee Pod, and Paul Hackett got to try one of the participant’s first attempt at a cappuccino. The workshop was an introduction to our course which starts this week, and is the first in a series of workshops and courses that will run until Spring 2025.

Look out on our courses page and socials for information about future workshops and courses. 

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