Unique program links Hospitality school students to industry with outstanding benefits

ClubEDU, in association with MWLP, ran a pilot program recently for Hospitality students from East Hills Girls High School at Revesby Workers’ Club.

Students set tables, prepared, cooked and served a stunning three-course meal in the Bel Cibo Italian restaurant, under the expert supervision of staff from Revesby Workers’.
Diners consisted of Revesby Workers’ Board Members, Department of Education VIPs, ClubsNSW representatives and Careers Advisors.

East Hills Girls High Students with staff from Revesby Workers’

One of the objectives of ClubEDU is to address and improve current and future shortages of Hospitality staff by engaging with HSC Hospitality students, Schools and VET teachers.
It is also to build relationships with schools and local clubs to encourage the development of potential future employees and enhance the perception of the Hospitality industry.
Entrees were a choice of Salt and Pepper Calamari or Asian Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Soup, followed by either Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast Supreme or Chargrilled Lamb Loin with a Honey and Rosemary Jus. Dessert choices were Warm Chocolate Pudding or Rum and Raisin Bread and Butter Pudding.

Sharyn Buhagiar, Manager, People & Culture from Revesby Workers’ said “The ClubEDU Program will prove to be a tremendous benefit to the development of the students participating in the program and in preparing for the future employment demands of the Hospitality Industry.
Revesby Workers’ Board and Management were impressed by the students from East Hills High School, whose back of house and front of house teams delivered a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Congratulations to all involved in this initiative.”

Edward Camilleri CEO with Sharyn Buhagiar Manager, People & Culture from Revesby Workers’

ClubEDU partners are ClubsNSW, the NSW Department of Education and MWLP Linking Youth. MWLP is a work placement provider who, this year, will place some 6,500 VET students into industry for one week’s work placement.

MWLP CEO, Dr. David M. Williams, AM said “This pilot program featuring East Hills Girls High was an outstanding success. It was great to see these talented hospitality students connect with industry and learn ‘hands on’ more about the Hospitality industry. Thanks Revesby Workers’ for your invaluable participation. We look forward to the next one.”

Media relations contact: Sue Scobie Ph 0438 046 293 or email sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au

MWLP is a not-for-profit community organisation. Their work focuses on improving education and transition outcomes for all young people; especially in preparing them for the world of work, nurturing aspiration, career management and entrepreneurialism, whilst simultaneously addressing the ongoing needs of business.