More than 125 students from Western Sydney Institute (WSI) used the skills they have been gaining through their studies to help launch the NSW celebrations for National Skills Week.
Hospitality, events, massage and hair and beauty students were all involved in the August 26 event which was held near the Barangaroo South site for around 500 guests.
WSI hair and beauty students used their skills to ensure that hospitality students, who served food and beverages, fitted into the ‘rhapsody’ event theme. Catering students prepared 3,200 canapés for consumption at the event and massage students provided free back, neck and shoulder massages to guests. Event students were also involved in ensuring a smooth running of the event.
Tourism and Hospitality Head Teacher, Julie Gay said that the event demonstrated the high level of skills of WSI students.
“This was a valuable experience for our students and also a great showcase of the skills which they have been gaining,” Julie said.
Adrian Piccoli MP, Minister for Education attended the event to officially launch NSW's annual National Skills Week activities