Sher­a­ton looks to indige­nous

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

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.

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