Sheraton looks to indigenous
THE Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas has tapped into indigenous hospitality training, with a view to opening up career paths to more indigenous workers.
“We want more indigenous staff at the Sheraton because of their local knowledge and what they bring,” said the Sheraton’s head human resources, Robyn Frahn.
Last Friday a class of students of all ages were participating in a skills session being run by Bronwen Gratton, a trainer and assessor with the CapTA group’s own training arm, the Careers Training Centre. CapTA owns and runs prominent tourism attractions, including the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas.
Mayor Julia Leu was on hand to speak some encouraging words to the participants.
“I know many of your names and your families,” she told them. I want to commend all of you for participating in this program. You are all role models for your communities.