Beacon and SKAL Hobart helping young Tasmanians enjoy a great career in tourism and hospitality

Skål International Hobart and  Beacon Foundation are working together to help young Tasmanians enjoy a great career in tourism and hospitality.

Skål International Hobart is made up of hundreds of local business people from the tourism and hospitality sector and by working with Beacon, they’re helping develop career education, training and job pathways for young Tasmanians.

Skål International Hobart President Dave Flower said it was vital the tourism and hospitality sector works with organisations like Beacon.

“By working together, we’re helping to build the workforce of the future for our industry,” Mr Flower said. 

“Tasmania’s tourism and hospitality industry is the best in the world.  We’re so good at it that we need even more people to work in our industry as it continues to grow.

“If you take a look at the business people who are members of Skål here in Hobart, you can see the huge range of opportunities.

“Skål Hobart is proud to support Beacon because we really value the work they do.  Connecting young Tasmanians to our businesses, and our industry broadly, means that we can show young people just how exciting the possibilities are in tourism, hospitality and all the other businesses that support that industry.”

Beacon’s Chief Operating Officer, Kath McCann, spoke to Skål Hobart members today to highlight how businesses can help give young Tasmanians the best possible start in life.

“We know that connecting young Tasmanians with businesses and industry helps create a brighter future for everyone,” Ms McCann said.

“Beacon works with students, schools, businesses and the community to not only educate young people about what options there are for them after they leave school, but also to help inspire them by showing them what they can achieve here in Tasmania.

“The more we connect young people with businesses and show them the opportunities in front of them, the more likely they are to go on and improve their skills, look for training opportunities or get real-life, hands-on work experience that will help them succeed in the future.

“We’ve had a great response from the Tasmanian business community, but there is always more we can do and that’s why it’s important to work with groups like Skål Hobart and their members to connect more businesses with young Tasmanians.”

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