Tourism training: Marketing opportunities

Year: 1999

Author: Blair, Suzie

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The opportunity to provide students undertaking a Diploma in Hospitality with real life experiences is challenging. The high demand for work placement often means that students are not always able to gain experiences that enable invaluable management skills. This year hospitality students at Box Hill Institute of TAFE participated in the 1999 Tourism Student Business Initiative facilitated by Tourism training Victoria.

This paper will report on:

The learnings gained by the students who participated

How students gained skills they might not have, by participating in the project
How participation in this project facilitated a flexible learning delivery mode; and
The benefits to the Hospitality Industry from facilitating such opportunities for undergraduates.