FRESHforce, a program of Feeding Tampa Bay, works with veterans, adults with disabilities, ex-offenders, and disconnected youth to break down common barriers to the workforce and give them opportunities for success. Feeding Tampa Bay selects the best-qualified applicants to participate in the FRESHforce Program.
In partnership with Blind Tiger Coffee Roasters, FRESHforce Barista Training is a one-week course teaching all the basics required to become a barista and work in the hospitality industry.
APPLYING FOR FRESHFORCE BARISTA TRAINING
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
Minimum 18 years of age
Authorized to work in the US
Must have the physical ability to perform the program requirements
Applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for the Program.
1. Completed and signed application
The FreshForce program will screen applications prior to making phone calls. Each applicant will be called at the number(s) provided on the application and invited to our one-day orientation, the final step in our selection process. This one-day orientation is mandatory in order to be considered for selection into the program. Everyone will be contacted within 24 hours of orientation and told whether or not they havae been selected for the training program.
After a decision has been made to select a candidate, a verbal offer will be made over the phone within 24 hours of the one-day orientation. On the first day of class, participants will be asked to sign an agreement confirming their acceptance into the program.