ICON Training, situated in the heart of The Kitchens in Robina Town Cenre, is a hospitality training school that supports disadvantaged job seekers to find a career path in hospitality by offering traineeship positions at the training centre. The trainees then have opportunities to move into positions with the many restaurant connections at Robina and on the Gold Coast.
Recently, ICON Training pledged to partner with BUSY Ability as an Employ-Ability 100 organisation, dedicated to employing persons living with disability. ICON Training is a perfect ambassador for the campaign, their ethos is about empowering their participants with workplace skills and securing them employment in the hospitality industry.
Paul Morffew, Managing Director of ICON stated “BUSY and ICON have a great working relationship, we utilise each other’s strengths to get the best outcome for our students”.
“Two BUSY Ability participants recently graduated from our program, Kim Bonney who is now to be employed by ICON Training as a trainer in the KidzFoodz kitchen and Rachel Watling who has completed her Certificate 1 in Business Administration and will now undertake a Certificate III Business Administration traineeship, employed with ICON as our receptionist”, Paul stated.
Kim and Rachel, who both live with disability, are ecstatic to be employed by ICON Training. They will be instrumental in supporting future job seekers entering the program.
Jason Shield, CEO of BUSY Ability said “ICON Training is an incredible organisation that supports disadvantaged people with skills and employment pathways. We are proud to be partnering with them for our Employ-Ability 100 campaign. ICON really do practice inclusivity at work, along with changing lives, as they have done for Kim and Rachel, ICON is also incredibly important for the future skills needs of the hospitality industry.”
About Employ-Ability100 Campaign
The Employ-Ability 100 campaign launched today (June 1, 2021). An initiative of BUSY Ability, the campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage businesses in Northern NSW and SE Queensland to pledge to be an inclusive employer.
If your business would like to become an Employ-Ability 100 partner and promote inclusivity in your workplace, you can find out more and register for the community awareness campaign at www.busyability.org.au or call 1800 761 561 for more information.
Paul Morffew with Kim Bonney who recently graduated from ICON Training. Kim is now employed as a trainee, undertaking a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and will be assisting new intakes in the KidzFoodz kitchen, the charity arm of ICON Training.
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