NewsSunday 29 Jun 2014

North Coast TAFE TEACHing at topmost levels

At the state’s prestigious NSW Tourism Awards ceremony on Monday night in Sydney, Wollongbar TAFE took out a silver in the Tourism Education and Training category, only to be just beaten by returning champions Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.

The tourism category, sponsored by Sydney Airport, is open to individual tourism businesses, tourism education and other training providers working to raise the standards within the tourism industry by delivering tourism training. The state-wide awards which reward high performing businesses, individuals and training providers in the increasingly competitive tourism industry in NSW.

Mary Allan, Head Teacher of TEACH (Tourism, Events, Aviation, Cookery and Hospitality) at Wollongbar TAFE campus along with Events teacher Andrew Habner completed the extensive application which was reflective of the section’s motivation and dedication to the highly competitive industry.

The Wollongbar TAFE TEACH section remains the leading trainer of the competitive field on the NSW North Coast. “The tourism industry is an important part of our local economy and area, we pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and will continue to try to strive to make a difference to the industry one semester after the next.” Said Mary Allan.

“Without our industry leading facilities and the support of my incredible staff we wouldn’t have been able to receive such an incredible award, or continue to benefit the community by providing such excellent teaching and support to the students.” Continued Mary.

North Coast TAFE Events teacher from Wollongbar Campus, Andrew Habner, received particular commendations on the dedication to both his astonishing work with the students and efforts developing awards submission which achieved the exceptional result. 

Image caption: Head Teacher Mary Allan with Events Teacher Andrew Habner with award in front of Nightcap ranges at Wollongbar campus.

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