New training opportunity offered at Port Arthur

July 26, 2007

26/07/2007

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority will partner with the Drysdale Institute of TAFE Tasmania to offer an exciting new tourism industry pre-employment program.

PAHSMA Human Resources Manager Carol Armstrong said that the partnership was a new initiative and offered opportunities to a wider range of people than some previous programs.

“The Drysdale program is much less restrictive about who is eligible than our main previous program,” Carol said.

The course, to be conducted at the Port Arthur Historic Site over four weeks from mid-September, will offer participants training in customer service, cultural awareness, conflict resolution, communication and presentation skills and first aid. The training will be provided at no cost to the participants.

With the Port Arthur Historic Site and other major tourism operators recruiting during spring for the busy summer season, participants will be well-placed to gain employment when they complete the course.

“With a lot of investment and interest focussed on tourism in the Tasman region, this could offer a wonderful chance for people wanting to get a foothold in this exciting and growing industry,” Carol said.

People wishing to register their interest in the program or to find out more information should contact Jane Bale at the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority on 6251 2306 or email her.

The Port Arthur Historic Site offers training and employment opportunities in the tourism industry

The Port Arthur Historic Site offers training and employment opportunities in the tourism industry