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AN INITIATIVE TO BOOST THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN DISASTER-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

The Volunteers and Events Training Program (VETP) supports communities affected by disaster.

The aim of the program is to provide skills and build resilience, with a focus helping the tourism industry to recover and prepare for the future. The program includes the following initiatives:

Scholarships

Twelve scholarships of $5,000 each have been provided for residents of 39 eligible Local Government Areas towards studying one of six courses from Semester 1, 2020. 

Training Program

A bespoke training program has been created by TAFE Queensland to help paid and unpaid tourism event workers build their customer service, resilience and partnership skills.

Study tours

Two study tours involving 15 participants are planned to enable tourism industry workers to attend a major event to learn from leaders in hospitality and tourism across the state.

 

The VETP is funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

 

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