Fijian workers studying with the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) recently completed a Certificate III in Hospitality – Patisserie, delivered partly on-the-job.
With support from their employers, the students maintained their work commitments whilst completing their training. APTC patisserie trainer Amanda Young stated that “the success of this course depended upon the co-operation of employers releasing their staff to meet training requirements in the kitchen”. Amanda also commented on the benefits of having a wide range of students from the hospitality industry in the class. She was especially pleased to have vocational teachers in class who can now transfer their new skills to their high school students. “We are creating a new generation of very skilled pastry chefs in the Pacific” she said.