Eyre Peninsula career seekers will soon have the opportunity to participate in a new apprenticeship-ready course that will equip students in skills required for work in the state’s regional tourism sector.
The Tourism Industry Council of South Australia has received Skilling South Australia project funding to launch this trial initiative and will also promote training opportunities through their planned statewide Business Development Workshops.
The Skilling South Australia project aims to boost the number of skilled employees for the state’s tourism industry and provide fundamental training that will support fulltime tourism apprenticeships.
Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said the project is an exciting new model that will encourage business owners to take on an apprentice and attract young people into rewarding career pathways.
TiCSA are working with TAFE SA to deliver eight weeks of fundamental training before participants are supported into full-time apprenticeships with tourism operators across the Eyre Peninsula.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway said it is an exciting time for tourism operators in South Australia.
“Tourism is a critical part of the South Australian economy, employing over 38,900 people across 18,000 businesses,” Minister Ridgway said.
“South Australia’s visitor economy has grown to a record $7.6 billion – and the regions, in particular, have experienced fantastic growth, with visitor expenditure in non-metro areas, up 19% to $3.3 billion.
“With more people coming to visit our state, more workers will be needed to assist in providing them with world-class experiences.