Career Pathways Explained
When considering a career in the hospitality industry it’s easy for individuals to think about a role as a waiter or a chef, given they are central to a dining experience as families and friends gather to celebrate, commiserate and commemorate different occasions at their local hotel.
Taking a step back and broadening their hospitality horizons opens up a wealth of career opportunities and pathways for individuals at different stages of their careers, including school leavers, parents returning to work, mature aged workers, long term unemployed people, overseas workers, people with a disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tertiary qualifications from certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and degree level span food trades, culinary arts, hotel and hospitality management, tourism, travel, resort management and events disciplines and equip individuals with a useful array of skills and knowledge to embrace a range of career opportunities.
Hear Nicholas Hunt, Chief Executive Officer of William Angliss Institute, speak about the breadth of career options available within the hotel industry and how the Institute builds relationships with interested stakeholders to enhance the profile of the industry.
TAA (Vic) Talent Taskforce
The TAA (Vic) Talent Taskforce Steering Committee comprises representation from hotel general managers, major industry employers, key training providers, senior human resources managers and students. The Committee has undertaken an information gathering phase to address the challenge of ensuring there will be a sufficient number of appropriately skilled staff to meet the future demand for labour, forecast to 2025 by Visit Victoria, as visitor numbers to Victoria and related spending continue to increase.
Most recently, the Taskforce has discussed a series of priorities, including:
Priority One: Enhancing the perception of the hotel industry as an ‘employer of choice’ for individuals at various stages of their careers.
Priority Two: Helping to build a more responsive hotel industry training and development system.
Priority Three: Engaging in related advocacy activities.
To learn more about current TAA (Vic) Talent Taskforce activities, please call us on (03) 8631 7904.