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INDUSTRY NEWS

R&CA to deliver Commonwealth Games mentoring program

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has today been announced as a successful tenderer in the Commonwealth Government’s $60 million Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) program.

Originally announced as part of the 2017-18 Commonwealth Budget, the ISMAA program will provide apprentices and trainees with access to specialised, industry- specific mentoring and support during the first two years of their courses.

R&CA CEO Juliana Payne said that the Commonwealth Government’s investment in the ISMAA program would help to address high non-completion rates among apprentices and trainees in the hospitality sector courses, which traditionally peak during the first year of training.

“The current drop-out rate amongst apprentices which, depending on the specific course involved, can be as high as 60 per cent which is totally unacceptable.
“By focusing on providing apprentices and trainees with intensive mentoring and support during the initial stages of their courses, we are maximising the likelihood of them going on to complete their course successfully,” Ms Payne said.
Ms Payne also emphasised the importance of the link between improved retention and completion rates amongst apprentices and trainees and the pursuit of a long-term career path within the hospitality sector.
“The ISMAA program is about putting the necessary support networks and infrastructure in place to give apprentices the best possible chance at succeeding in their chosen course or vocation and setting them up for a successful career.
“One of R&CA’s major goals in its participation in the ISMAA program is to ensure that apprentices and trainees gain the necessary skills and experience they need through training to eventually pursue a long-term, fulfilling career within the hospitality sector.
“The current rates of non-completions amongst apprentices and trainees helps to fuel negative perceptions hospitality sector work as a short-term or transitory option. By ensuring the highest number of completions as possible, we are actively promoting careers within the hospitality sector as an attractive option for potential VET students.

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American foodies get a taste of Restaurant Australia

Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria showcased Australian food and wine at Los Angeles’ largest food festival in May, the Los Angeles Times Foodbowl.

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CAREERS

Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!

Interested in starting your butchery career? HTN is looking for individuals to undertake the HTN Aspire Program at Granville TAFE with the opportunity to score a butchery apprenticeship with HTN at the end.

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Savour Australia

Australia’s premium produce is being showcased in Hong Kong through a new “Savour Australia” campaign

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CAREERS

QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network

The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment.

Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry.

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HTN Apprentice Chef

Meet HTN Apprentice Abby Goodwin. Abby Goodwin entered the Proud to be a Chef Competition and was lucky enough to go to the Melbourne cook-off.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Boosting Business Events Bid Fund delivers first win

Tourism Australia's new multi-million dollar Boosting Business Events Bid Fund Program has helped secure the world’s largest public transport event, the Union International des Transports Publics Global Public Transport Summit 2021.

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Gold Coast Tourism Week

The inaugural Gold Coast Tourism Week from 1-7 July will celebrate the significance of tourism to businesses and residents of the Gold Coast economically, culturally, socially and historically.

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