Issue 7
Monday, 03 September 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
The Timorese delegation including Balsius Barreto and Maria Ximenes visited Darwin as part of the workforce development program
The Timorese delegation including Balsius Barreto and Maria Ximenes visited Darwin as part of the workforce development program

Timorese trainers enjoy CDU hospitality

By Danielle Lee-Ryder

A delegation of Timorese educators visited Charles Darwin University as part of the Timor-Leste Workforce Development Program.

VET curriculum developer Stuart Cooper, who lives in Timor-Leste, led the group of 10 hospitality trainers and two English language specialists to help build local workforce capabilities in the hospitality industry.

The trainers, from a specialist hospitality college in Tibar, joined classes and activities at Palmerston campus and visited local hotels as part of their first visit to the Top End.

Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor VET Nita Schultz, said the Timorese delegation experienced firsthand quality vocational training and assessment, and the delivery of some of CDU’s programs.

“These trainers are gaining skills and knowledge to build the Timor-Leste capacity to offer world-class service and enhance the experiences of visitors staying in hotels and dining in restaurants,” she said.

Ms Schultz said the program would prepare local educators and trainers to train the next generation of hospitality managers.