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Top industry executive joins ServiceIQ
Top service industry executive Tony Laskey has been appointed as ServiceIQ’s new General Manager – Industry Engagement, from 4 February.
New ServiceIQ Gateway Scholar defies gravity
Tia Warwick from Oxford in Canterbury is living proof that a ServiceIQ Gateway programme gives secondary students the grounding they need to lift-off into a career they’re passionate about.
New Skydiving Diploma drops out of the blue
It’s landed safely! This week, NZQA approved a new qualification that will help people who enjoy jumping out of planes into mid-air, make the leap into an exciting commercial career.
Service industry workforce development revs up in the regions
Last year, ServiceIQ launched at Parliament a series of Regional Roadmaps to help address a looming skills shortage in New Zealand’s retail, hospitality, aviation, travel, tourism and museum industries.
Wellington Apprentice Chef tastes victory at New Zealand’s national cookery awards
Following an intense ninety-minute cook-off at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on the weekend, Wellington’s Liam Wilkie has been awarded the prestigious ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef title.
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.