Recognising that food services and accommodation are both in the top five growth industries in our region TAFE NSW has develped and will be providing a range of exciting, hands-on short courses in the booming hospitality industry available this year.
Industry expert and TAFE NSW Nowra and Moruya Hospitality head teacher Peter O’Kelly, who boasts more than 30 years experience, said industry growth and exciting employment opportunities in the region mean there’s never been a better time to consider a career in hospitality.
“Australian Government statistics reveal demand for skilled hospitality workers is high in the region,” he said.
“Accommodation and food services is classed as one of the top five industries in terms of opportunities and growth across the country, and is the leading youth employment section in NSW, with 300,000 regional workers employed in the industry annually – 45 per cent of which are employees aged between 15 and 24.
“Statistics also reveal that employers in the region have identified hospitality as one of the most difficult industries to recruit for, because there’s a shortage of quality workers.
“The exciting thing is that demand for qualified employees is not only high, but there are opportunities. A TAFE NSW short course is a great way to get job-ready skills to to start a career in hospitality, they are also perfect for those looking for professional development with an eye on career progression.”
Mr O’Kelly said enrolments were now open for hospitality qualifications that employers recognised.
For more information about the huge range of short courses available at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.