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Aoraki programmes cater for skill shortage areas

Aoraki programmes cater for skill shortage areas

It may be a good idea to look at which industries have the greatest skills shortages and focus your study choices towards a career in those industries.

Head of school for Hospitality Iain Bamber said there is a shortage for hospitality workers in the region, and we are hearing from industry they are struggling to find workers to fill vacancies for a range of positions particularly in hospitality service. Some Christchurch hospitality outlets are even considering advertising overseas to meet demand to find workers.

“By taking up training at Aoraki Polytechnic graduates not only gain the practical and theoretical knowledge to gain employment in the industry, they also come out with an internationally recognised qualification that they can use to take up employment opportunities both locally and overseas.

Last year Aoraki Polytechnic gained fantastic academic results, with over 40 hospitality distinctions. There are still places available on programmes starting in February, and with industry demand job outcomes are almost guaranteed.”

Aoraki Polytechnic Hospitality Team Leader and Captain of the New Zealand Culinary Team, Steve LeCorre, along with his team beat Australia to win gold at the Fine Foods Culinary competition in Auckland this year. Steve
was also awarded the Culinarian of the Year award by industry. “It’s quite humbling; it’s quite a big honour. It’s a little bit of recognition for time spent with students and in the industry”.

Steve’s high involvement in the industry internationally is of real benefit to his students at Aoraki. “I travel to lots of competitions around the world and see some amazing stuff that I bring back and pass on to students.” Aoraki Polytechnic’s award winning bakery students were at the same event for the competition, “It was great to see the students there and it was probably good for them to see one of their tutors in competition mode – to show them we do know what we are talking about.”

For further information or to enrol contact Aoraki Polytechnic on Freephone 0800 426 725 or visit www.aoraki.ac.nz

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