Illawarra school leavers are being offered a head start in the booming construction industry, with a free trade skills program being rolled out in the region.
With recent statistics revealing New South Wales would need to build 75 per cent more homes in the next five years to keep up with the need for housing1, demand for qualified trades people will continue to grow, opening up lucrative and secure career opportunities in the construction sector.
As Australia’s hospitality industry suffers from a nationwide labour shortage, a new program in New South Wales is skilling migrant people into the workforce.
HTN, part of the IntoWork Group, is delivering a one-of-a-kind digital migrant skills platform, Hospitality Without Borders, to address the hospitality skills shortage in NSW. The program will provide free support, personalised assessment, and further education across a number of different pathways to help migrants gain a trade qualification.
Lisa Frame-Hardy is a qualified Chef who has worked in the hospitality industry, cooking in the best restaurants in Melbourne for over 30 years. She has worked in establishments such as the Arts Centre, Hotel Sofitel, Menzies at Rialto to name a few.
Why is it so important to start thinking about my superannuation?
It might seem like thinking about your superannuation is something you only do as you get older.
The truth is, it’s never too early to take an interest in your super. Even though you might not be able to access it for several more years, the choices you make now can have a big impact further down the track.
3rd Year apprentice Chef Claudia Meoli was the deserving recipient of the Peter Howard AM Culinary Scholarship, which was awarded at the 2019 HTN Skills Showcase.
The scholarship awards the winning apprentice with the opportunity to design their own culinary adventure, offering return airfares to the UK or China plus $5000 in spending money to further their culinary education.
Winner of the HTN Peter Howard AM Culinary Scholarship 2019 Claudia Meoli
Over the relaxing Christmas break, I took to watching the numerous cooking shows that abound on TV these days. There are so many different approaches to cooking on TV and most are being filmed on location around the globe…these shows are exciting to watch and technically very good, even though some locations would have presented problems for the host and crew.
As I watched the guys cooking, I realised that so many of them were trained qualified Chefs. Rick Stein is the statesman of the TV Chefs and a brilliant Chef – I’ve eaten in his UK restaurant a few times when he was on the pans working. And he knows his stuff for sure – just watch his knife skills on TV!
The HTN Skills Showcase gave HTN’s apprentice chefs the opportunity to sharpen their knives and demonstrate their skills, preparing and serving a 3-course meal to almost 100 guests.
HTN apprentices at work in the kitchen
Two scholarships were awarded on the night – the HTN Peter Howard AM Culinary Scholarship and the Margaret Fulton Future Food Service Professional Scholarship. Each is designed to provide the winning apprentice the opportunity to create their own culinary adventure, learning from the world’s best with paid work experience and travel.