WA Training & Workforce Development Minister Kim Hames has announced this year's WA World Skills competitors, each of whom will put their skills to the test in the National World Skills event in September this year.
Sixty of the state's highest achieving apprentices and trainees will represent Western Australia in the World Skills competition, chosen from a field of almost 180 medal winners who took part in WA regional competitions last year.
“Each member of Team WA has been recognised as one of the State’s best trade and skill achievers,” Dr Hames said “This is a great opportunity that will challenge these young people to achieve their best in their respective trade and skill areas and be recognised for their ability on a national stage."
Notable inclusions from the Creative & Hospitality Industries include Kevin Senjaya (Cookery), Kiri Wals (Cookery), Allyana Goff (Web Design), Leisha Young (Restaurant Service) and FutureNow's very own Hospitality Ambassador program chef Chris Malone (Cookery).
Congratulations to all and best of luck for the September competition which will be held in Perth (for the first time since 1989!). Don't miss it!
FoodService Online is connecting apprentices with the nation’s finest chefs to inspire and share knowledge. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Mason is a third-year apprentice at Antoine’s Grill in Sydney's Concord and he is speaking with Aria's Matt Moran.
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The first term of the school year has drawn to a close but the Hospitality Ambassador Program isn't taking a holiday. Instead, the Program continues to grow.
WA's tourism industry is encouraged to promote the State's extraordinary culinary experiences as part of Tourism Australia's Restaurant Australia campaign. Visit Restaurant Australia and share your best food, wine or beverage stories. The most compelling and unique content that showcases people, produce and place will be featured on the website and promoted to a global audience via campaign activity in Tourism Australia's key markets. Visit Tourism WA's corporate website for more information.
The Immigration Department is evaluating a request from the hospitality industry to fast-track work visas for foreign chefs and cooks as well as review strict language requirements that require workers to have ‘functional English' under the 457 visa. If you would like to contribute to the review please click here to read more.
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) will be terminated and its functions transferred to the Department of Industry - anticipated to be completed by 1 July 2014. In a statement, the Chair of AWPA, Philip Bullock said that the move was in line with the Government’s plan to streamline its advisory processes.
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LSAY pivot tables for the 2003, 2006 and 2009 cohorts are now available from the LSAY website. Information is presented on employment, education, study and work, and social indicators from the first wave of collection up to the most recently collected wave. Selected demographics are presented in each of the pivot tables, including: sex, state, geographic location, school sector, country of birth and socioeconomic status.
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Every year Central Institute unleashes another constellation of dazzling graduates into the local, national and international arts sectors.
On Wednesday 9 April Central celebrated the best of the best - giving its highest achieving 2013 graduates a chance to exhibit their work in a curated exhibition at Central's gallery in Northbridge.
The exhibition was opened by Dr Ruth Shean, Director General of the WA Department of Training & Workforce Development, who spoke of her enduring love of music and its ability to inspire her, both in her professional and personal life.
It's a sentiment we can all relate to, and a testament to the importance of WA's creative Industries - being such a wealth of highly skilled practitioners, entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Congratulations to Central for its unwavering commitment to WA's Creative Industries and its achievements in training its graduates to the highest standard.
Training and Workforce Development Minister Kim Hames has launched three key initiatives to improve Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools during an event held at Woodvale Trade Training Centre on Wednesday 9th April. The key initiatives under way are:
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