On Monday 31 July, Tourism Western Australia and FACET hosted the Tourism and Hospitality Connect. Participants heard inspirational stories and tips from mature-age people currently working in the industry, received information on funding and training incentives for mature-age workforce, and had opportunity to connect directly with a variety of tourism and hospitality employers for information on jobs and on-the-job training. The final part of the event provided participants with opportunity to join a tour “taster” of either a walking tour, a coach tour and a behind the scenes tour of a luxury hotel, to experience first-hand what the job roles are all about.
We are delighted that over 110 participants joined us in person and another 30 via Vimeo link to learn more about jobs and opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Congratulations also to our two lucky door prize winners Bee Addiss and Robert Davis who both won a $500 Gift Voucher to experience some of WA’s amazing tourism and hospitality, redeemable through the WA Visitor Centre.
There’s no time like the present to take up a role in WA’s tourism and hospitality community, with the many benefits and incentives on offer.
1. Pensioners to receive $4,000 boost to remain in the workforce
Changes to the Work Bonus give greater flexibility to work and earn more without losing income support payments This boost, announced in last October’s Federal Budget, will see the income cap lifted from $7,800 to $11,800 for eligible pensioners before their pension is reduced.
2. Support for Skills and Training- Commonwealth
Explore the Commonwealth Skills and Training Incentive to build and obtain new skills.
3. Up to $1,500 towards training
Explore the Western Australian Government Job Reconnect program , offering free training, career advice, job placement assistance along with to $1,500 to cover work related expenses.
Western Australia’s tourism and hospitality industry is your ticket to a job where adventure is always part of the job description and the opportunities are as vast as our sun-kissed State.