Four former Cowra jobseekers are now skilled employees thanks to an innovative hospitality training program initiated between Cowra Bowling Club, JobLink Plus, Sureway and TAFE NSW.
The two-week intensive training program was designed to prepare participants with job-ready skills to be successful in gaining employment with the Cowra Bowling Club and forge a career in the hospitality sector.
It comes as Restaurant and Catering Australia suggests, the nation’s hospitality industry is facing a staggering 123,000 worker shortage.
Manager of Cowra Bowling Club, Marc Eisenhauer said he was thrilled to work with TAFE NSW, Joblink Plus and Sure Way to bring about a rewarding program for the community.
“There is a real shortage of skilled hospitality workers in the region and this program has helped those who were seeking employment develop the skills to be successful in the industry,” Mr Eisenhauer said.
“As part of the program students learnt skills in mental resilience, computer programs, interview skills along with preparing and serving coffee, food safety and hygiene and vital hospitality requirements such as RSA and RCG.”
“I’m delighted to be able to offer four local jobseekers with employment as a result of the program.”
TAFE NSW graduate, Hannah Brown said she has thoroughly enjoyed her studies and is proud to have secured employment.
“The program has provided a great opportunity for me to develop my practical skills and complete the qualifications needed to develop my career in hospitality,” Ms Brown said
“I’m enjoying putting the skills I have learnt, such as coffee making to good use at the Club.”
For more information about customised training programs available at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.
Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Communications Specialist, MediaRelease@tafensw.edu.au, 02 7920 5000.