Boost for Tourism Will Benefit Victorian Food Businesses
William Angliss Institute has been awarded $4.47 million in funding from the Victorian Government to develop much-needed skills for hospitality industries.
The funding includes $2.72 million for a regional tourism employability initiative, which will provide highly skilled staff for Victoria’s regional destinations.
Chief executive officer Nicholas Hunt warmly welcomed the announcement, saying Victoria’s popular tourism spots need appropriately skilled staff in food businesses, hotels and restaurants to ensure the state kept a strong reputation for its culinary offers.
“The Regional Tourism Employability project will see William Angliss Institute partnering with regional TAFEs to provide cost-effective tourism and hospitality training in regional areas. Students will be able to continue living in the regions, while gaining the practical skills and specialist knowledge they need to drive regional hospitality and tourism to a more competitive level,” he said.
“We expect the program to result in 570 direct jobs in the first five years, and many of these jobs will be in regional Victoria.”
A second grant of $1.74 million has been awarded for the Institute to launch Melbourne’s first International Hotel School.