National Skills Week Cooking Skills Showcase

TAFE NSW will celebrate National Skills Week at a pop-up kitchen in Stockland Shellharbour on Friday 1 September from 11am to 2pm, showcasing its innovative approach to high-quality education and training.

Since its inception in 2011, National Skills Week (28 August to 3 September) has recognised, celebrated and informed students and the wider public of the diversity, benefits and career pathways associated with Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Embracing the theme “More Than You Know”, the state-wide program will highlight the diverse course offerings, employer partnerships, world-class training and technology available at TAFE NSW.

The Stockland pop-up kitchen presents a great opportunity for one-on-one career and course advice, and to meet the teachers and past graduates to discuss VET opportunities with TAFE NSW.

TAFE NSW’s Master of Patisserie Chocolatier Glacier, Herve Boutin, will whip up some mouth-watering truffles, while Sandie Lysandrou, with his extensive knowledge as a chef and in particular of Mediterranean and seafood cookery, will create a Greek-inspired sumac crusted lamb.

Messrs Boutin and Lysandrou will enchant with tales of their travels and industry experiences from their dynamic careers in hospitality.

“National Skills Week is about engaging our community,” TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Kerry Penton said. “If we spark an interest in training, we can build skills that contribute to the development of our economy and the communities in which we live.”

Whether students are looking for a career they love, skills to score a promotion at work, or a vocation change, TAFE NSW has more than 1,200 on-campus and online courses. TAFE NSW offers flexibility that allows students to balance their study, work and family commitments, and provides skills for today’s jobs and future careers.

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