“A huge skills shortage within the hospitality sector in Australia has shifted the industry to think outside the box on how to recruit and retain a high quality workforce to meet the requirements of a growing hospitality and tourism industry”.
Gary Coonar, Managing Director, Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE) who was said here today at a press conference that this programme offers recent graduates of hospitality to chance to build on their skills while earning a full time wage in Australia.
He said that as a training organisation, MCIE has been working very closely with the hospitality industry to device an internship programme which would allow host employers to invite interns from India and provide them work based training for two years and have an opportunity to hand pick the best interns for a continued career within their organisation.
Coonar who is in India and was in Chandigarh today to create a buzz for MCIE is also in touch with leaders in hospitality industry and institutes providing training in hospitality in India. He said that the best thing about the new programme is that it allows the candidates to work full time and avail of all the benefits of a full time employees under an Australian award wage such as four weeks annual leave per annum etc.
He said that the fee was just $ 12,500 per annum but the interns could earn $ 36,000 per annum, which was the minimum wage in Australia. He ruled out any incident of racial discrimination in Australia in recent past in view of stringent safety measures for the migrants.
About the MCIE, Coonar said that the company was ranked 29th amongst fastest growing companies in Australia this year.