THE enthusiastic year 11 and 12 hospitality class put their culinary skills to the test in a TVET luncheon experience, last Wednesday.
Members of the public were treated to a luncheon at Cooma TAFE, courtesy of the TVET students preparing a variety of food that they had learned to cook over the two year hospitality course.
Vibrant smells filled the senses of all who attended the event as parents, teachers, principals, deputies, career advisors and TVET section representatives.
Emphasis on the creation and sourcing of the menu is aimed to teach the students about budgeting and specifically how to be resource, and it was because of this that a variety of meals could be viewed at a buffet table.
TVET coordinator at Cooma TAFE Carolyn Ewart said through the luncheon, the TVET students were able to showcase their skills and put all they have learned into practice in a formal industry setting.
"It is most important for them to have a feeling of success," she said.
The TVET study pathway is open to high school students in their final years, and gives participants the chance to start or complete a nationally-recognised qualification while still at school.
It is through these annual events that the community is able to appreciate what the students have learnt.
The event was held in conjunction with National Skills week, which provides a platform to highlight the opportunities and career pathways available through Vocational Education and Training, with the themes this year being 'The Magical Mystery Tour of Skills.'
"An added benefit is that the students involved can use their hours spent staging the event as part of their placement," Mrs Ewart said.
"Furthermore, when it comes to TVET and hospitality, all the students can nominate to use their course as apart of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), which will help them with their university entry."
The buffet luncheon was a great success the enthusiastic Year 11 and 12 TVET students within hospitality should be commended on their brilliant work.