Rose Cox, Year 12 student at Strathfield Girls High School, recently undertook her Hospitality work placement at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour and it was no ordinary experience.
It didn’t take long for Rose to impress her Supervisor Leigh Roberson. Leigh said “Rose got really involved and this is what makes work placement great. If the student shows interest, the Chefs will show the student much more than usual.
Rose was making omelettes for our guests in the open kitchen and doing a la carte lunch service.
It was exciting to see her belief in herself grow as well”, Leigh added.
It is compulsory for Year 11 and 12 students who choose to study a Vocational subject such as Hospitality to undertake one week’s work placement in Year 11 and one in Year 12.
The Novotel Darling Harbour is a valuable host and an important part of the MWLP Work Placement Program and offers two students every week the opportunity to work in their kitchens. They enjoy showcasing their industry to the students and giving them the chance to decide if Hospitality is the career path for them.
Rose is being nominated for the NSW VET in Schools Award and according to her teacher Miss A Da Silva she is an outstanding student.
Miss Da Silva says “Rose is a dedicated student who is committed to taking advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. She gives 110% in whatever she does and enjoys learning new skills. She is a gifted and hardworking student.”
MWLP’s Work Placement Manager, Michael Everett, says “It’s exciting to see such high calibre students being offered outstanding work placements, like those at Novotel Darling Harbour. The outcomes for both the student and host demonstrate the value of programs such as ours.”
MWLP coordinates work placement for over 6,000 students each year for the following frameworks: Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.
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