Joshua Foster has a simple yet important dream – to make his family proud.

The 22-year-old from Hervey Bay feels he can do so by working hard in his dream industry - the hospitality sector. And he is leaving no stones unturned to achieve that.

Currently pursuing his Certificate III in Hospitality, Josh is also in the process of completing his 12-month long traineeship with The Wandering Teapot, HBNC's social enterprise. 

Here, he is learning how to make all types of coffee and prepare cafe food. He is also learning cupcake decorating skills through Cupcakes for Change, The Wandering Teapot’s latest project.

Josh says he loves the positive environment of HBNC and feels a sense of belonging here.

This shy-but-hardworking bloke recently graduated from the 10-week long Our Voice program, delivered through the Reconnect Youth Centre, HBNC’s youth services hub. 

Josh says this program helped him build self-confidence and equipped him with the customer service skills needed to succeed in the hospitality sector.

He now hopes his younger brother and some of his friends will take advantage of the free programs offered by HBNC. 

We, at HBNC, have no doubts he will fulfil his dreams and make his family proud in the near future. And we are proud to be part of his journey.