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Support for migrants into hospitality roles

HTN (Part of the IntoWork Group) 2 mins read

As Australia’s hospitality industry suffers from a nationwide labour shortage, a new program in New South Wales is skilling migrant people into the workforce.

HTN, part of the IntoWork Group, is delivering a one-of-a-kind digital migrant skills platform, Hospitality Without Borders, to address the hospitality skills shortage in NSW. The program will provide free support, personalised assessment, and further education across a number of different pathways to help migrants gain a trade qualification.

Within the program, participants are provided with an individualised insights report on skills, training pathways and occupational matching, with the objective of fast-tracking career competencies aligned to industry skills needs in NSW.

The program offers a wide range of apprenticeships, including baker, chef, pastry cook, waiter and more.  

With the latest data revealing 200,000 staff are needed nationwide to help the hospitality industry rebuild from pandemic lockdowns, HTN CEO Christine Zechowski says now is a great time to get into hospitality, “For over 25 years, HTN has been at the forefront of training, mentoring and developing world class apprentice chefs. The hospitality industry has been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 crisis, with the temporary closure of restaurants, cafes and bars,” Ms Zechowski said.

“Our program is designed to support migrants in developing the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in the hospitality sector. Whether you are new to the industry or seeking to enhance your existing skills, this program is the perfect steppingstone for their career.”  

Hospitality Without Borders is funded by the NSW Government Trade Pathways Innovation Fund. Trade Pathways Innovation Fund enables the delivery of industry-led projects that enhance pathways to trade qualifications.

For more information, contact HTN by emailing or call on 1300 139 108

About HTN

Launched In 1985, HTN, was borne from the vision of hospitality professionals to address industry training needs, develop skills and promote food services professions. Today, HTN continues that vision by partnering with industry stakeholders, employers and training organisations to create true skilled artisans of the industry. HTN, a not-for-profit organisation, has earned a reputation as the leading “industry specific” GTO in the hospitality and food services sectors in NSW. In total, HTN has employed and supported over 12,000 apprentices and trainees over the past 30 years.

About Training Services NSW and the Trade Pathways Innovation Fund

Training Services NSW works to improve training outcomes for the people of NSW. The Trade Pathways Innovation Fund is a NSW Government initiative enabling industry-led approaches to enhance pathways to trades. The Fund is supporting eleven projects to drive trade qualification attainment, worker capability uplift and industry-specific digital infrastructure.


Contact details:

Eilish Massie 0448 771 045 

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