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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Graduates to bolster workforce

QUEENSLAND hospitality and tourism ventures will benefit from an injection of bright new talent after Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre celebrated the newest graduates of its National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) programs this month.

NITA delivers world-class training and employment programs in hospitality and tourism for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at its Mossman Gorge and Ayers Rock Resort sites.

The four newest graduates completed qualifications in a range of areas including food and beverage and tour guiding with many already being snapped up for positions at companies such as Back Country Bliss and Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre.

Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre is managed by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and CEO Matthew Cameron-Smith couldn’t be prouder of this latest batch of graduates.

“We’re immensely proud of this year’s NITA graduates and can’t wait to see what they achieve next,” he said.

“Over 60 per cent of our Mossman workforce is Indigenous and it’s our hope for these training programs to contribute to Indigenous training and employment nationwide.”

Guests who attended the academy graduation included Douglas Shire Council Mayor, Michael Kerr, Far North Training Consultancy CEO Toni Day, Back Country Bliss representative Michelle Nobes, Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre’s General Manager Rachael Hodges and the dedicated NITA training and residential team, as well as family and friends of graduates.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Entsch joins call against fishing ban and Gala dinner to honour veterans.

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