Torrens University Australia reveals hospitality jobs set to perform well
Torrens University Australia has revealed a list of study programs that have been developed to prepare students for jobs in industries which are expected to perform well in the years to come.
Among the industries is hospitality, with a particular focus on conferences, meetings, incentives, event management, resort management and guest services.
Recent data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals accommodation and hospitality are two of the industries experiencing strong job growth, with each segment adding 40,000 jobs in the year to May 2017. Statistics from the Department of Employment also indicate excellent prospects for the industry, with employment numbers in the conference and event management field predicted to reach 25,400 by 2020, up from 13,500 in 2005.
Torrens University Australia has developed a range of hospitality-related programs to target skills gaps in the sector, including the Bachelor of Business (International Event Management) and Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management) at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and the Bachelor of Business (Event Management) at APM College of Business and Communication.
Torrens University Australia vice chancellor Professor Justin Beilby said it is critical that students analyse study programs that will lead to genuine, relevant employment opportunities.
“All of the programs offered by Torrens University Australia have been meticulously researched to ensure there is strong evidence indicating there will likely be demand for professionals in the industry and its various occupations for many years to come,” he said.
“From hotel and resort managers to guest services professionals, event coordinators and conference managers, our hospitality programs offer extensive, and often paid, professional work placements to help our graduates secure those sought-after jobs as soon as they complete their studies – if not before.”