Thursday, 22 February 2018
THE State Government has today announced a partnership with Australia’s peak industry body for business events, Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), to support aspiring event managers living the region get a head start in their career.
Member for Northern Tablelands and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the NSW Government and MEA will be offering a regional scholarship program with a Diploma of Event Management up for grabs across NSW.
“Whether you are young or old, this is a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to upskill and achieve their career goals within the events industry,” Mr Marshall said.
“It’s an exciting time in the events space in the Northern Tablelands at the moment, statistics show that more and more people are willing to travel to our part of the world to enjoy everything our region has to offer.
“The tourism and events industry has a strong future in the Northern Tablelands and I want to ensure we’ve got great local talent championing it on the global stage.”
Mr Marshall said the partnership is part of the $6 million Regional Conferencing Strategy & Action Plan, which he launched last year in Tamworth.
“Our partnership with MEA reaffirms our commitment to making NSW the number one choice when it comes to hosting conferences and business events,” Mr Marshall said.
“The scholarship program aims to upskill our rural and regional workforce in the hope that they will stay to contribute to the industry and help drive the State’s economy.”
The course will be delivered via MEA’s online learning tool allowing students to complete the tasks at their own pace and in their own time.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.meetinnsw.com.au/scholarships