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Workforce Futures Program Workforce Futures

Workforce Futures Program has concluded with outstanding success

The Federal Government funded program – Workforce Futures – has now finally come to an end with over 300 businesses participated from the travel & tourism industry, ranging from major travel organizations to single business operators across the nation.

Led by Rick Myatt, Director of AFTA Education and Training for both AFTA and Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in this program with a team of some 30 industry professionals (Skills Advisors) including, Ian Carew Reid, Judith O’Neill, Trish Shepherd, Oliver Tams, Jessica Keen, Tim Poulter, Warwick Blacker, Julie Clifford, Don Jolly, Steve Rule, Robyn Willis, Martin Mitchell has provided a personalized business consultation to enterprises within the travel and tourism sectors using a specially designed diagnostic tool developed for this program.

An overwhelming number of highly positive client feedback of this program demonstrated the level of professionalism and dedication shown by the AFTA E&T team as their network has been deservedly branded by the Industry Skills Council, Service Skills Australia as an “industry leader” in workforce development and training.

Jayson Westbury, AFTA Chief Executive, has also commended Rick and his team for their efforts in this program in his NTIA Awards night’s opening speech.

Participant Feedback

“Thank you to AFTA Education for the opportunity to participate in the Workforce Futures program. It has been an enriching experience thus far and I cannot speak more highly of our Skills Advisor and her ability to take you up in her helicopter to give you a birds-eye view of your business. Never seen the view from up here before and it’s breathtaking. I feel so privileged to have the benefit of the knowledge and expertise available through this program. This will be a huge benefit to me in managing our business in the future. I am so glad I took the opportunity.”

Suzanne Cohen, Manager
Sydney Travel Company, JTW and AFTA Member

“I recently completed the Workforce Futures ‘Workforce Development Plan’ and wish to thank my Skills Advisor for a very professional and enlightening experience. The systematic processes and innovative ideas put forward over the past weeks will certainly assist in the future growth of Australia-Naturally Travel. I believe the new/revitalised skill sets will be of great assistance. Thank you AFTA Education for this very welcomed opportunity.”

Graeme King, Managing Director
Australia-Naturally Travel, NSW, ATEC Member

"Thank you to AFTA Education for providing the Workforce Futures Program. It has been such a valuable and timely opportunity for me. My Skills Advisor has helped me work "on" my business rather than just in it. It has been so reassuring to have someone who know our industry and has the experience to guide me in executing my vision. It is a fantastic program"

Juliette Robbins, Manager
Eastside Travel, Sydney, AFTA Member

"This program is awesome. I have never seen anything like it for our industry. We are now more than half-way through and we are so glad we took the opportunity. It has been an eye-opener and great help to us as a mid-size operator. Our Skills Advisor is a mature and highly experienced person with the industry background to really understand our business. Working with him has motivated us to refocus and work on the essentials."

Andrew Morgan, Director, Sydney AFTA member

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