Edith Cowan University Scholarship. Dr Edmund Goh has secured a $50,000 International Education Innovation Grant from StudyPerth to help increase international hospitality students’ employment opportunities in hospitality.
The project is targeted at 100 international hospitality/tourism students from various institutions across Western Australia who are members of StudyPerth. The purpose is to fast-track their job readiness and enter the hospitality industry immediately to address the urgent hospitality workforce shortage.
“This is a meaningful project to ensuring hospitality businesses can access skilled workers in the post pandemic recovery stage is critical to the national economy and survival of the hospitality sector,” says CEO of StudyPerth Phil Payne.
This project will involve 3 key hospitality industry partners: ACCOR Hotels, Australia Hotel Association WA, Australia Professional Skills Institute, and StudyPerth to provide the applied certifications and training. The 100 international hospitality students will be recruited from 10 institutions who offer hospitality and tourism programs including: Australian Professional Skills Institute, Edith Cowan College, Edith Cowan University, Kaplan Business School, Keystone College of Business Technology, Kingston International College, Murdoch University, SERO Institute, Stanley College, and West Australian Institute of Further Studies.
The successful 100 students will receive an applied learning experience with industry partner, ACCOR Hotels from September to December 2021. The key objective is to increase employability readiness and provide university hospitality international students with an applied working experience.
“The best way to learn about the hospitality industry is to immerse yourself through an authentic applied learning experience to gain a better understanding of hotel day-to-day operations,” says Nathan Frost, Area General Manager Operations, ACCOR WA.
All training expenses will be covered by the grant such as meals, uniforms, training materials and venue hire. During this period, students will work across key hotel departments (Front Office, Housekeeping, and Food & Beverage) to gain an in-depth knowledge about hotel operations.
Are you a student and do you want to get involved?
If you are an international student enrolled in hospitality or tourism at any of the above institutions, passionate about hospitality, and interested in jumpstarting your hospitality career, please send an expression of interest, a CV, and a 300 words statement as to why you should be selected for this learning experience, why are you passionate about working in hospitality, and what do you expect to learn out of this experience.
How to apply Edith Cowan University Scholarship
Please send this to your respective institutions, ECU students should send their applications to Dr Edmund Goh ([email protected]) by 13th Sep 2021.
For more information Visit official Webpage Edith Cowan University Scholarship