Skills And Employment Forecasts Revealed For Baulkham Hills Electorate

As school leavers consider their career options for 2019, a recent study by TAFE NSW of the Baulkham Hills electorate has forecasted exciting employment growth areas in Hospitality, Technology and Business industry over the next three years.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said that the study predicted growth in full-time employment opportunities in the electorate as a result of the national skills shortage for qualified chefs, with 65% of position unfilled and 70% of job postings in this industry asking applicants to have a certificate level qualification.

The City of Parramatta Council has approved the development of 500 new hotel rooms by 2020, with the 27-storey Starwood Four Points by Sheraton, and the 17-storey QT Hotel and Resorts. The latter will also house two of Rockpool Dining Group’s premium restaurants which will provide numerous job oportunities for local residents.

“The Technology and Business Services industry skills area is the largest employer in Western Sydney, comprising 23.4% of all employment (around 275,970 jobs) in the region in 2018. It is forecast to have the second largest employment growth to 2021, with around 21,010 additional jobs created,” Mr Elliott said.

“TAFE NSW offers a range of qualifcations across industry growth areas including Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, Certificate IV in Hospitality and Certificate III in Business Administration  – just to name a few.

“TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest education and training provider and will conitnue to innovate and invest in courses to meet the skills needs of the Baulkham Hills electorate.

“TAFE NSW delivers the skills that drive a strong economy, support vibrant communities and help individuals, enterprises and industries to adapt and thrive.

“With more than 1200 face-to-face and online courses available for 2019, and with current and future job prospects for Baulkham Hills looking bright, I encourage the community to visit TAFE NSW to find out how you can upskill or reskill to pursue employment opportunities.”

Members of the Baulkham Hills community can explore course and career options by visiting the TAFE NSW InfoFest between 21 and 25 January 2019 or www.tafensw.edu.au.