We recognise our youth are our future industry. Our Gaining through Training Initiative is a collaborative approach to connect school students and vocational education staff with our industry, taking them on an exciting and supportive experiential skills pathway. Students are taken into our local industry work environments, develop an awareness and passion for the hospitality career opportunities, and build their employability through targeted skills training and personal mentoring. The experience students enjoy exposes them to the best of our industry locally and internationally through the opportunity of our annual celebration of food events. The GAIN is breaking down barriers for students and employers, demonstrating results with the students gaining school based apprenticeships, full time apprenticeships, and part time employment as a result of the Gaining through Training initiative.
The initiative is supported by Regional Development Australia Far South Coast, working through the NSW Department of Education Regional Industry Education Partnership program to connect schools with our industry members.