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Vocational study boost

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

VOCATIONAL students in the Western Division now have a chance to learn catering and food preparation skills from Australian business owners.

Divisional education officer West Lorima Voravora said this initiative was started by the Ministry of Education as they felt a need to improve vocational studies in the West.

"The apprenticeship programs are not as effective as they used to be before so we thought it was best to enhance the vocational components in secondary schools," he said.

According to Mr Voravora, this initiative would help students learn more about catering.

"We have business owners based in up-market and metropolitan areas of Melbourne.

"This is where they have catering businesses and they come over and teach our students how to go about carrying out the best food preparation, which is of metropolitan standard.

"By doing this, we are not just incorporating the local curriculum for the students but also giving them knowledge of what working in other fields would be like.

"It prepares students so that they can join hotels and restaurants."








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