When Shepparton's Adele Mapletoft finished Year 12, she thought about university but decided to enrol at GOTAFE to pursue hospitality. The News spoke to her for our Change of Preference guide in today's paper.December 10, 2012 2:08pm
Like many young people, Adele Mapletoft took on a hospitality job after finishing Year 12.
She had thought about studying at university but after working in the industry, she realised she wanted to pursue a career in hospitality.
In early 2012, Adele enrolled in the Certificate III in hospitality and Certificate III in Events and almost a year later has completed her initial qualifications. She recently started the Certificate IV in Hospitality at GOTAFE in Shepparton, with further study planned for next year.
“I researched various courses and qualifications and after speaking with GOTAFE teachers and attending an interview I knew hospitality and events was the career path for me, and I got to stay at home and continue to work,” Adele said.
“The training is really hands-on and it has been great that I can work and study at the same time because I can apply my learning at my workplace.
"When I finish the Certificate IV in Hospitality this year, I will start a dual qualification which will give me two Diplomas, a Diploma of Hospitality and a Diploma of Events.
“The dual qualification will support my career ambitions; it is like getting a two-for-one deal and it meant I did not have to choose between the two career paths I love.”
Adele said her GOTAFE studies have given her relevant experience and industry contacts that will help her achieve her career goals.
Don’t miss today’s Shepparton News for a Change of Preference 2012 guide to higher education. The feature profiles VCE graduates and provides information for students planning to pursue a higher education.
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