NEW TOURISM AND ACCOMMODATION CAMP TARGETS ARMIDALE STUDENTS

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

HIGH School students from Armidale, who are studying hospitality or business, will soon have the opportunity to take part in an exciting new education camp tailored at those who are interested in pursuing a career in the tourism and accommodation sectors.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today that 20 students from the New England region, including Armidale, will be selected to participate in a two-day career exploration camp, held in Sydney.

“The camp will help students in Years 10 and 11 find a suitable pathway into further education and training and will also give them a better understanding of the skills required to get a job in the hospitality sector,” Mr Marshall said.

“While in Sydney, students will be introduced to the large variety of careers available in the tourism and accommodation industry and the different pathways which are available for them achieve employment.

“I think this is a fantastic initiative as it allows our teens the chance to make meaningful connections with employers which may end up influencing their career choice later on in life.

“As a result of attending this camp the participating students will return to Armidale to pursue local school-based traineeships and work placement opportunities with Accommodation Association members.”

Mr Marshall said the Accommodation Association was enthusiastic about encouraging younger people to enter into the sector.

“The tourism accommodation sector is one of our region’s biggest overall employers and it is determined to attract more innovative young people to the industry,” he said.

“The Sydney camp will showcase the amazing career opportunities available to students, while they receive mentoring and guidance from Accommodation Association members and are exposed to different aspects of hotel industry.”

Applications for the Tourism and Accommodation Camp will open late next month.

Applicants will be subjected to eligibility criteria – students should be in Years 10 or 11, studying hospitality or business at school and have interest in tourism and accommodation industry.

All schools in the Armidale will be notified about application dates and the application process.

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