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TAFE NSW and Northern Rivers Food will discuss training opportunities and job pathways in the agricultural, food manufacturing and hospitality industries at a ‘Skilling for Recovery’ breakfast tomorrow (June 3).

Held at the Nightcap Restaurant at TAFE’s Wollongbar campus, the event will provide the local industry with information about how TAFE can help upskill employees and provide industry-relevant training to support business recovery in the wake of COVID-19.

The food industry is gradually recovering in the wake of COVID. Image: BBC Good Food

‘We’re is assisting local industries to take advantage of the significant government support available and tap into training that can help them build capacity and resilience in their businesses,’ TAFE NSW Business Relationship Manager Derek Whitney said.

‘The team are working to be of maximum support and service to help local businesses flourish and continue providing local jobs and economic benefits for the whole Northern Rivers region.’

Information to be discussed at the Skilling for Recovery breakfast includes the range of TAFE courses currently available in agricultural, food processing including brewing and distilling, hospitality and other business-related training.

Also on the agenda will be how businesses can access wage subsidies of 50 per cent for apprentices and trainees.

Guests will enjoy an ‘international’ breakfast designed, prepared and cooked by TAFE NSW commercial cookery students.

Visitors will also undertake a tour of the commercial kitchen, orchards and gardens at the
Nightcap Restaurant.

The breakfast runs from 7.30am to 9.30am at TAFE NSW’s Nightcap Restaurant, 61 Sneaths Road, Wollongbar.

The event is free and bookings can be made at https://events.humanitix.com/nrf-

For more information email [email protected]

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