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Fostering the Territory's future workforce

A key partnership has been formed between Department of Education and Territory company, Halikos Hospitality, aimed at creating employment pathways for students in the hospitality and tourism industries.

The first school to benefit from the partnership is Taminmin College, where a group of Year 11 students will commence structured work placements at H Hotel and H105 Hotel and Apartments.

Principal of Taminmin College Miriam McDonald said the Year 11 Tourism and Hospitality students will be gaining hands on experience working front and back of house in a busy hotel environment.

“We are delighted about this partnership as our students will have genuine pathways into work and the opportunity to learn in an international business environment,” Ms McDonald said.

“For Taminmin students participating in work experience with a well-established local business such as Halikos, is a fantastic partnership that will give back to the Northern Territory for many years to come.

“At Taminmin College, we are passionate about providing employment pathways and outcomes to our students and having Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs.

“Participating in VET not only gives our students real life industry experience, it creates long term employment opportunities for them.”

Geoff Weeks, Executive General Manager of Halikos Hospitality welcomed the new initiative.

“The new partnership for Halikos Hospitality to work with Territory schools is exciting as it means that we are reinvesting in the Northern Territory and fostering our future workforce,” Mr Weeks said.

“Halikos Hospitality is committed to employing locally and retaining future workers in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

“At times, recruiting staff in the hospitality industry has been challenging and this new partnership allows us to establish a local workforce at a grassroots level.

“This new initiative is a great opportunity for students and I look forward to further developing this partnership.”

Upon completion of work placement, students will be given the opportunity to participate in school holiday employment. There will also be the opportunity for full time employment at the completion of schooling.

The Department of Education and Halikos will work together to identify future opportunities in other areas of the Halikos business, including construction.

Media – for further information contact Joss Wyer 0401 119 215