“The Academy, through it's support and training program, gave me the chance to prove myself to the Mantra Group. I wouldn’t have had that opportunity without this program and I would like to thank the Academy, Mantra Group and Chef Patil for all their support,” said Ba.
“My experience through this program has always been truthful, practical and realistic. From the moment I walked into the information session, it was made clear about what the expectations were of us while completing the course. A lot of what I learned and was told I have applied to my experiences at my workplace. Not only can I apply what I learned in just the hospitality industry but a lot of other workplaces that require the duties to be done.
I have been out of work almost a year now and have had not much luck breaking into the workforce, in particular the hospitality industry. The course provided me with the appropriate skills for working with food and beverage, etc. I physically would go into retail stores, cafes, hotels and even online to apply for available jobs but I was never lucky enough to be called back for an interview. I’m grateful to my trainers and the whole Accommodation Association team behind the hospitality program for getting me into employment to where I am now.”