NSW Premier Perrottet’s reopening of the state of NSW has been met with jubilation whilst also underscoring the extreme shortage of trained hospitality staff. International borders remain locked for tourists, skilled workers, and migrants. The NAVARRA solution is a ‘train to retain,’ approach minimising staff shortfalls, with the creation of their in situ, certified, specialised Event Coordination and Styling course to provide training, a minimum of 40 hours work experience and ongoing work opportunities for participants. School leavers wishing to enter a career in the hospitality industry are presented with a golden opportunity, as is anyone interested in retraining, or entering the workforce.
“I am ecstatic to announce the NAVARRA solution to our current hospitality shortage, with the provision of a gold standard training package. The Navarra Event Coordination and Styling course aims to provide supported, specialist training in all aspects of the operational processes when planning events, weddings and corporate events, commencing with our twilight sessions on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, and concluding on Thursday 11th November” said Senior Managing Director Giovannino Navarra.
As part of the certified course, participants will be offered the opportunity to engage in a minimum of 40 hours formal work experience at live events with our team of specialist event coordinators, which is very desirable to employers. It is ideal for HSC leavers and VET students, who have missed opportunities to complete their NESA mandated 35 hours of work placement for the achievement of their qualification, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The scope of The Navarra Event Coordination and Styling course covers the practicalities of liaising with clients, organising floor plans, menu selling and costing, payment, liaison with external providers and legalities of their role.
“This is a win-win solution for course participants to be mentored by industry leaders, as well as for ourselves as employers. Outstanding participants will be offered internships to begin their hospitality career. We aim to train-to-retain as many staff as possible. I have two hundred jobs that I could fill immediately as wedding, corporate and social events are filling up our calendars along with those events already booked, meaning I need trained coordinators, staff on the floor, bar and kitchen to service these events along with our restaurants,” said Senior Managing Director Giovannino Navarra.
The inaugural course costs $550 and will be delivered over 3 twilight sessions. A second mode of delivery due to the high demand will see the course condensed and delivered over one day. To apply, email us with your contact details and our team will get in touch with you with more information about this one of a kind opportunity.
This course is perfect for all ages between 18 – 65 and will be available at Oatlands House with Montage coming soon. Interested participants need to be doubly vaccinated or have a negative PCR test as part of our Covid-safe plan.