Elements of Byron and ETC partner to upskill and recruit local jobseekers

Enterprise & Training Company (ETC) is excited to be working with Elements of Byron to provide workplace based training for sixteen local job seekers as part of ETC’s Hospitality pre-employment program.

The three week intensive training courses were designed to provide students with valuable insight into what it’s like working in the Hospitality industry as a kitchen hand or food and beverage attendant.

According to student Alex Baxman the practical part of the course had been a lot of fun.

“It’s less like a course and more like a bunch of friends getting together learning everything we need to know,” Alex said.

“The trainers have been really good and I’ve enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.”

The training was undertaken at the Sun Bistro covering skills such as how to operate a bar, clean and tidy bar areas, responsible service of alcohol, prepare and serve espresso coffee, prepare simple dishes, use hygienic practices for food safety.

Elements of Byron General Manager Leon Pink hopes the Resort & Spa will bring new business and create jobs for the local area.

“During the construction phase we’ve been able to employ around 200 local contractors for our building team. We then hope to create about another 100 local jobs once we’re up and running,” Mr Pink said.

Mr Pink said Elements was lucky to have partnered with ETC to assist with the recruitment and training of local jobseekers.

“It’s been a real pleasure working with ETC. Abby from the get-go has been a real delight to work with. Very engaging and reassuring, getting traction at key times for us,” Mr Pink said.

The official opening for the new Resort & Spa will be 1st February 2016. For more information about Elements of Byron visit: www.elementsofbyron.com.au

For more information about ETC visit: www.etcltd.com.au

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