New training courses to educate future industry leaders
Sydney TAFE’s Excelling in Exhibitions training program will run again, after being well-received by EEAA members last year. The five-day program, developed in partnership with the EEAA, will this year include a new course in marketing and social media management.
The College of Event Management will offer a half-day sales course for EEAA members in Melbourne and Sydney this March, which is designed to develop sales and communication skills for events and exhibition professionals.
EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said the EEAA is pleased to have the support of the NSW Government in delivering these programs.
“These courses are a practical and useful outcome of the Association’s proactive agenda to ensure the exhibition and event industry prospers well into the future by ensuring there are adequate training opportunities in the sector,” she said.
“These are important initiatives that engage and support young employees and those new to the industry and help to strengthen the industry talent pool for the whole sector.”
EEAA will again host its Young Stars program this year, which DiMascio said is “a critical component of our work in building a skilled and professional workforce and the leaders of tomorrow”.
“This program has gone from strength to strength and is recognised across the industry as one of the only effective forums for the industry’s youngest members to learn, grow and develop their knowledge and skills, be recognised for their talent, and build their networks in a supportive environment,” she said.