New Baking Facilities Go on Show
GOTAFE’s new baking facilities went on show to local industry members on Thursday 19 September, 2019.
The new equipment was made possible due to funding from the Victorian State Government’s Regional and Specialist Training Fund (RSTF). GOTAFE is working collaboratively with multiple bakeries across the Hume region who have reported a critical shortage of qualified bakery staff to fill roles in baking, front and back of house and pastry cooking.
GOTAFE CEO Travis Heeney says, “The RSTF funding allows GOTAFE to provide a fully upgraded simulated baking facility that students can learn and hone their skills in. By doing so, our students are learning the skills industry requires to help meet the critical need for staff.”
The afternoon tea will saw the baking department throw open its doors to industry with trainers on hand to showcase the facilities and provide information about courses on offer including the Certificate II in Baking.