International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has celebrated another key milestone this week, with 1,000 enrolees receiving nationally recognised industry qualifications via its unique training partnership with TAFE NSW.
Launched in August 2016, the initiative has seen the development of tailored educational courses across hospitality, commercial cookery, audio visual, business administration and security. It is open to full-time and casual workers, as well as select students from TAFE NSW, and has been designed to support training to the highest industry standards.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the venue’s dynamic approach to professional development is already paying dividends and empowering its staff.
“At ICC Sydney, we believe that it is our people who define our offering and underpin our success, and we are 100 per cent committed to their growth and development. To date, we have invested in training to ensure our team is not only operating to the venue’s world class standards, but to support them with strong career progression.
“We have now experienced more than 1,000 enrolments in programs delivering industry qualifications and I look forward to seeing more great talent developed through this program.”
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and Assistant Minister for Skills, Adam Marshall, said the innovative partnership will play an important role in helping to maintain Sydney’s reputation as one of the most desirable events destinations in the world.
“I applaud ICC Sydney and TAFE NSW for working together to create a program that raises the bar for vocational training in the business event and hospitality industries. NSW is Australia’s premier destination for major events, and having people with the right skills is vital to supporting this important driver for the local economy,” he said.