Hospitality course trainees to begin work placements at seven local hotels
fIFTEEN people who have taken part in a 20-week course learning skills to help them find jobs in the hospitality industry, are about to begin 70 hours of work experience at the seven local hotels taking a leading role in the project.
Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB)'s Back to Education Initiative Programme (BTEI) worked with Kelly's Resort Hotel and Spa, the Farmers' Kitchen, Clayton Whites, the Ferrycarrig, the Talbot, Whitford House and the Riverbank House to deliver the programme.
WWETB delivered QQI Level 3 restaurant service skills, QQI Level 4 Customer Service, HACCP training, manual handling and basic first aid and during this time some of the managers from the hotels involved gave talks to the learners on the hotel industry. Now that they have completed their studies, they are about to embark on the work experience module which will include 70 hours of practical work experience in the hotels involved.
The BTEI programme's target is those who have not completed a leaving cert or are on a social welfare payment. For further information on BTEI courses contact Liz Duffy County Co-ordinator on 086-8533677.