As we draw closer to Easter, TAFE NSW has announced up to 65 of its students will help out at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest.
With event and hospitality jobs in the music industry highly sought-after, the chance to work at a large music festival is an opportunity for TAFE NSW students to gain valuable experience and become more desirable to employers.
Tourism, hospitality and events students from across the Northern Rivers region in TAFE NSW Wollongbar, Casino and Lismore locations are already preparing for their five days of behind-the-scenes work this April.
Catering for approximately 800 Bluesfest staff and volunteers across the festival, the TAFE NSW students are estimated to be handing out approximately 4,500 servings of food throughout the festivities.
Andrew Habner, Teacher for Tourism, Events, Cookery and Hospitality section at TAFE NSW says that the opportunity is giving students access and exposure to actual real life events. ‘Students will come out of this with hands-on experience and industry contacts,’ he said.
‘They will have career paths directly into the industries, whether they have studied at one of our TAFE NSW locations or through TAFE Digital.’
With spaces limited to work at the event and an influx of applicants, students who are selected to volunteer will be chosen based on attendance rates and application of themselves in classes.
Bluesfest runs from April 18 to 22 at Tyagarah.