Food, tourism, hospitality and events industries are expected to benefit from a $12.1 million dollar investment made available for students at the Melbourne-based William Angliss Institute.
The investment, which will focus on eLearning, will allow the specialist institute to continue to expand culinary, tourism, event and hospitality course offerings and deliver content in new and relevant ways.
William Angliss Institute chief executive officer Nicolas Hunt said the investment would make a major difference to students – who will now be able to access programs through a range of different technologies – and to the industries that rely on hospitality graduates.
“Ultimately it means when our students move on to work they have the latest practical skills and up-to-date theoretical knowledge needed to be productive employees in thriving businesses,” he said.
“We will be able to target on-campus, regional and industry-based students both on and off shore more readily.”
In addition to access funding for William Angliss, the state government has provided an additional investment to help the school improve efficiency, operating performance and sustainable business development activities.
“This investment will accelerate our capacity to deliver wider access to eLearning models to continue to deliver the exceptional outcomes achieved by graduates of William Angliss Institute,” the institute’s CEO said.
In the latest survey by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 90.4 per cent of William Angliss Institute graduates went on to employment or further study.