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It's an awesome outcome. Finishing your TAFE course in December and
getting employment in January. It's something most TAFE students would
And this is exactly what half of Byron Youth Services (BYS) students
achieved after completing their Cert II in Hospitality last month.
Four of the eight students have now been employed by local business
in the Byron Bay area, something that BYS manager, Teeya Blatt,
describes as "an astounding success".
"It attests to the great support given students by BYS
co-ordinator Lindy Lou Smith and TAFE teachers Andrew Woodburn and Dan
Lange," Ms Blatt said to the Byron Shire News.
It also demonstrates the willingness of local businesses to support
local youth. "We hope that will be a growing trend," said Ms Smith.
The objective of the course, which runs three days a week over 12
weeks, is to provide local young people who are either unemployed or
studying with training that will lead to employment. One day each week
is spent at the Wollongbar TAFE Campus. The course also includes a
40-hour work placement.