Congratulations to Boon-Pin Law, one of FutureNow’s Hospitality Ambassador Program Chefs on winning the title of Crown Perth’s Apprentice of the Year. Well done Boon!
Boon has also been shortlisted as a semi finalist in the WA Training Awards for 2015.
The six organisations that will make up the new Industry Skills Fund Skills Adviser Network have been announced by Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham. The ISF Skills Advisers will provide businesses with their experience in workforce planning, training and working with businesses. The six organisations are:
The Teach Me Grammar professional development programs are funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and are open to all WA-based LLN teachers of adults (Year 11 and above). A scholarship to cover travel and accommodation costs is available for eligible applicants based in country, regional or remote areas. See documents below for further information:
The Western Australian Mountain Bike Strategy 2015-2020 has been officially launched, following extensive consultation with the industry. The strategy highlights the economic, tourism, environmental, health, social and community benefits of mountain biking - one of the fastest growing sport and recreation activities in the world.
Click here to view the strategy.
Project Manager for Tourism and Hospitality, Tracey Farrow was recently a member of the judging panel for Clubs WA’s Awards for Excellence. A gala dinner was hosted at Crown Perth on 13 June 2015 where winners were announced and clubs’ commitment to their communities was recognised.
For a full list of the winners, click here
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day has launched the Creative Regions - a program administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts with support from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program. Creative Regions consists of five schemes that will:
NCVER has released a paper identifying issues to be considered in ensuring the education and training system can respond to emerging skills demands in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
Chris Malone, a previous Hospitality Ambassador Program Chef was announced Unilever Chef of the Year as part of the Food Service Australia in Melbourne. Well done Chris.
Committee for Perth’s landmark report into gender equality in Western Australia’s corporate landscape was officially launched at a Perth in Focus lunch at the Hyatt Hotel in June. Project Manager for Tourism and Hospitality, Tracey Farrow was one of over 500 delegates (70 per cent of which were female) that attended the lunch. The report reveals Perth fares relatively poorly in terms of female participation in the workforce compared to other Australian cities but also outlines recommendations of how to address the imbalance.
For more info, go to http://www.committeeforperth.com.au/researchfillingthepool.html