Tweed needs tourism workers
THE Tweed needs skilled people working in tourism and other industries, and a memorandum of understanding between Destination Tweed and North Coast TAFE is designed to ensure just that.
The two bodies aim to work co-operatively in promoting education, skills and workforce development within the Tweed community.
Destination Tweed Inc, formerly Tweed Tourism, is a not-for-profit, membership based, marketing organisation set up to promote the Tweed region as a leisure and business destination.
Destination Tweed chief executive officer Phil Villiers said the memorandum was important and beneficial to all parties involved.
“We are committed to getting a good outcome for Tweed, for both Destination Tweed and for the TAFE students,” Mr Villiers said.
TAFE Tourism and Hospitality director Geoff Baldry said the memorandum promoted the importance of skilled graduates.
It would help people successfully complete North Coast TAFE programs and achieve career objectives.
“It is important for the Tweed community to have skilled people working in our industries,” Mr Baldry said.
“What this memorandum does is ensure we have skilled people providing formal training.
“The key to a successful industry is to have trusted people train the youth who are coming through.”
The official signing took place at the Kingscliff TAFE campus, attended by Mr Villiers, Destination Tweed chairman Neil Mason, Mr Baldry and Kingscliff TAFE campus manager Fran O’Hara.
“It is important for the Tweed community to have skilled people working in our industries”