SOH TAKING CAREER PATHWAYS DIRECT TO HOSPITALITY ESTABLISHMENTS
With the hospitality industry booming in the light of today’s cosmopolitan lifestyle, and the rise and rise of reality TV cooking shows, consumer expectations have also grown. Hospitality establishments are now working even harder to ensure that staff are entering the industry with right skills for the job, and taking responsibility for developing careers to ensure their service offering is the best it can be.
When the NSW Government released the Smart & Skilled program in 2015, the CHP School of Hospitality began facilitating subsidised training that would provide people with the fundamental qualifications required for a start in the hospitality industry. Offering Partial Certificate III in Hospitality courses run on-site in their purpose-built facility at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club, they provide people the opportunity to acquire industry minimum qualifications such as RSA, RCG, Barista, Hygiene and Food Service. The courses are run over 7 -10 days of training, getting people the skills to start in the industry – fast.
The training department soon saw a broader need for the provision of funded training outside their facilities, and began offering the courses off-site at other locations. The program has run with great success at well established companies such as Magpie’s Waitara, Merrylands RSL, Club York, Chatswood RSL.
In line with the industry’s demand for continuing training, they identified the need to facilitate further funded training, and in 2017 they began developing ‘Customised Training Pathways’, directly servicing RSL and Sporting Clubs, Restaurants and Cafes.
‘Customised Training Pathways’ are proving to be a relevant industry training model, which facilitates funded staff development programs specific to each business’s needs. They are currently running successful pathway programs with Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club, Cabra Vale Diggers, Oatley RSL Club, Ettalong Diggers, Bankstown Sports Club, and Ruby Nik’s Café, to name a few.
The programs are continuing to bring positive outcomes for both employees and hospitality establishments. Whether it be individuals getting the skills for the job with a Partial Certificate III in Hospitality, or workplaces providing ‘Customised Training Pathways’ to their employees, everyone is gaining from the CHP School of Hospitality facilitating training via the Smart & Skilled program, in particular, the consumer.