Tourism and Hospitality Experience Schools Day
The CoE last week piloted an event to inspire school students to consider a career in tourism and hospitality. The inaugural Tourism and Hospitality Experience (T.H.E) Schools Day was held at Cupitt’s Estate in Ulladulla.
The program included presentations and activities, planned and delivered by industry experts who shared their career journeys with 80 students in Years 9 to 11, currently studying hospitality from eight high schools across the Shoalhaven.
Students were advised of the opportunities available to them from these experts and how they have built careers in tourism and hospitality that have enabled them to travel the world, work with famous and influential people, and attend extraordinary events.
Students were provided with information on the courses available to start them on their own tourism and hospitality career journey. Presentations on Commercial Cookery, Venue Management, Food Service, Outdoor Recreation, Event Management and Tourism Marketing made up the full day program.
The outcomes from this event will be reviewed, with the aim of repeating the program in the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley in 2023.
As part of the Educational Pathways Program, the CoE has identified more than 20 businesses across the Shoalhaven that have indicated they would be interested in working with the schools through school-based apprenticeships and traineeships and opportunities for work experience with local festivals and events. This initiative is a great opportunity for the students to immerse themselves in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Businesses interested in this program are encouraged to complete this short survey.