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ServiceIQ Chief Executive appointment
ServiceIQ Board Chair Rick Christie has confirmed the appointment of Andrew McSweeney as its new Chief Executive. ServiceIQ is the industry training organisation (ITO) for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museums sectors.
Tasty new course on the school menu
The new canapé creation course offered by ServiceIQ is a great way to introduce cookery students to the exciting world of catering. The fun starter will help give culinary students confidence and inspiration to take an even greater interest in a cookery career.
Bidfood’s appetite for training delivers big returns
Bidfood in Queenstown is a fast-growing distribution business with 120 staff operating two warehouses 24/7. An entity of Bidfood New Zealand, the Central Otago branch has always been a big believer in on-job training to ensure top quality service to hundreds of restaurants, cafés, hotels, resorts, retailers and more, across the region, including Te Anau and the West Coast.
Cookery career-maker! Premiere cooking competition launches careers for every entrant
For the first time, the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC), the country’s premiere cooking competition for up-coming chefs, is offering a whole lot more than a prize for just a few.
MPs get critical skills shortage insights
New Zealand is suffering from critical skills shortages. Change needs to happen, and happen quickly. To help politicians advance this goal, this week every Member of Parliament was sent a set of valuable documents that articulate how to tackle this urgent need.
A brilliant idea on paper, and online
ServiceIQ launches new blended online learning for schools
Gateway to a high-flying career
An ambitious Year 12 student from Auckland’s Green Bay High School has won a valuable scholarship to help propel him towards his goal of becoming an airline pilot.
Superior skills win gold for famous Dunedin Brewery
The very best service is on tap at one of Dunedin’s finest breweries. Top-rating Emerson’s Taproom has taken out the coveted ServiceIQ Excellence in Training and Staff Development Award at the glittering NZ Hospitality Awards 2017 event held in Wellington.
ServiceIQ on-job training qualifications are airborne with Emirates Flight Catering in the UAE
ServiceIQ has successfully taken its workplace education programmes to an exciting new customer and market overseas. In September, the ITO for New Zealand’s aviation, hospitality and other service sectors, awarded internationally recognised qualifications to its first graduates in the UAE.
NZTalent: Start with skills but end with qualified
The open letter signed this week by 100 companies has been applauded by the industry training organisation for the nation’s booming service sectors, ServiceIQ. But it wants a postscript.