International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is investing $250,000 into professional development for its workforce. ICC Sydney is partnering with TAFE NSW—Sydney Institute to deliver nationally recognised qualifications to staff.
The innovative approach will shine a spotlight on part-time and casual workers, and facilitate career opportunities for both staff and selected TAFE students, who will now be trained to ICC Sydney’s world-class standards. Over the next 24 months, up to 2,000 ICC Sydney team members will receive training through this initiative.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the partnership with TAFE NSW—Sydney Institute reflects ICC Sydney’s belief that its people are the venue’s number one asset.
“ICC Sydney will be Australia’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct and we want to ensure our team is ready to be part of something extraordinary,” he said.
“Our work with TAFE NSW—Sydney Institute will see tailored education programs developed for students across hospitality, commercial cookery, audio visual, business administration and security.”
Anne Cazar, assistant faculty director of Tourism, Hospitality and Service Industries at TAFE NSW—Sydney Institute, said ICC Sydney is a true business role model.
“By investing in all workers, including casual staff, ICC Sydney is demonstrating a strong commitment to its workforce and we are very proud to be associated with them,” she said.
As part of the partnership, a TAFE NSW—Sydney Institute representative will be assigned to ICC Sydney to ensure all courses are aligned with its standard industry benchmarks.
Mathew Paine, director of Human Resources at ICC Sydney, said the venue is currently undertaking a comprehensive recruitment drive to fill 1,500 casual and 300 full-time roles ahead of the December opening.
“ICC Sydney is committed to strong on-the-job training,” said Paine.
For more information on ICC Sydney, visit www.iccsydney.com