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TAFE training our locals

posted Feb 19, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

A new collaboration between TAFE, Mid-Western Regional Council & Destination country & Outback was launched by Tourism & TAFE minister Adam Marshall in Mudgee yesterday

TAFE Mudgee Hospitality Professional Program is designed to address a skills shortage in the hospitality industry locally

Minster Marshall says it’s made to suit the region’s needs.

“In collaboration with Destination Country & Outback NSW, Mid-Western Regional Council and local industry, we have identified the need for more specialised hospitality training, and there is nowhere more appropriate to launch this exciting program, than in a food, wine and tourism mecca like Mudgee,” Mr Marshall said.


“The purpose of the TAFE NSW Mudgee Hospitality Professional Program is to attract new employees to the industry and encourage locals who are employed in the industry to gain new, world-class skills through Australia’s largest education provider.


Mr Saunders said it was an important initiative to ensure the region was skilled for the future.


“Lifting the hospitality service standards in a region like ours, which has a growing demand for skilled workers, will provide a fantastic boost to our local tourism industry,” Mr Saunders said.


“We know Mudgee has an outstanding reputation for fresh produce and excellent wines and what better way to support it than to ensure local restaurants, cafes, wineries and hotels have a skilled workforce for the future.”


Mr Marshall said training for the Mudgee Hospitality Program had been developed by the TAFE NSW Tourism and Experiences Services SkillsPoint.


“TAFE NSW SkillsPoints specialise in pioneering new courses that optimise the existing TAFE NSW course offerings and ensuring consistent delivery of training to students right across the state,” Mr Marshall said.