This morning Sydney TAFE and the Exhibitions and Events Association Australasia (EEAA) jointly launched the Excelling in Exhibitions Series.
The Excelling in Exhibitions Series targets individuals currently working in the Exhibitions industry seeking to add to their existing knowledge and skills to further their career.
EEAA advises that the business events and exhibitions sector contributes $23.1 billion to Australia’s GDP.
“There are five separate series involved in the Excelling in Exhibitions Program which have been developed to suit those newer to the industry as well as those with management and executive experience in exhibitions,” said Sydney TAFE Director, David Riordan.
Each Excelling in Exhibitions series will be delivered in one weekend workshop with additional webinar sessions to follow to provide maximum flexibility to participants so that they can balance study with their demanding industry commitments.
Collaboration is key in the successful delivery of the Excelling in Exhibitions Program. Sydney TAFE’s highly experienced exhibition management facilitators will bring together their expertise with EEAA’s industry member leaders to deliver specialised ‘closed sessions’ that meet the requirements of the identified skills sets.
“Each series offers a unique opportunity to network and reflect on current practices in the industry. The focus is on nurturing innovation and improving skills that are readily transferred into each business,” said Mr Riordan.
EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio, commended Sydney TAFE for this initiative and said the new partnership will help address industry concerns about skills and training in the sector.
“This new program recognises the specific training needed for delivering trade and consumer expos. It is a first and we welcome it” Ms DiMascio said.
“It comes at a time when Sydney is preparing for the opening of a new exhibition facility at Darling Harbour which is part of the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). It is an ideal time to be skilling up our industry with exhibition specific courses” Ms DiMascio said.
The five Excelling in Exhibitions Series will occur at Sydney TAFE conveniently located near Central railway station in the city. The workshops will commence on Saturday 30 April 2016.