A joint project with the Food, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Skills Board that addressed industry concerns of a skills shortage created by the developments at the Adelaide Airport precinct (new terminal, Harbour Town expansion and IKEA) that would create 1000 jobs.

 

2005 – 2006

Overview

A joint project with the Food, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Skills Board that addressed industry concerns of a skills shortage created by the developments at the Adelaide Airport precinct (new terminal, Harbour Town expansion and IKEA) that would create 1000 jobs. The project involved TAFESA training 344 participants for entry level retail and hospitality positions that resulted in 299 employment outcomes.

The project was split into three stages:
1. Stage 1 - Skilling for the Airport Precinct developments (August 05 to April 06)
2. Stage 2 - Distributing a workforce development guide (May to Sep 06)
3. Stage 3 - A state wide part-time employment website (March to December 06)

The two ISB’s, industry and government worked together within a tight timeframe to create the advertising, screening, training and employment assistance necessary to achieve the project outcomes. This process gave participants an accredited key entry level “skills set” and competencies in retail and hospitality to work in or around the Airport precinct.

The key figures relating to the training and employment outcomes from stage 1 were:-

  • 977 participants in total commenced the project.
  • 344 participants completed the training (88% success rate)
  • 187 of those trained have employment (67% of final survey respondents)
  • 112 ready to go participants have employment (72% of final survey respondents)

 

Contact

Graham Oades – SSSA Chief Executive Officer
graham@serviceskillssa.com.au

Links

www.fthskillscouncil.com.au

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