Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Retail Links Offer Opportunities

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Retail Links Offer Opportunities

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INTERNATIONAL student Koretaka Minami proves the strength of the link between TAFE and local business.

Mr Minami, originally from Japan, earned a casual job at the Sunshine Plaza Target store after completing a retail course through TAFE.

The course included 160 hours of work experience done in two blocks, one of which was carried out at Target.

C[pounds sterling]Target is delighted that Koretaka has joined our team after successfully completing his TAFE course,C[yen] store manager Greg Bury said.

C[pounds sterling]As part of his course requirements he completed work experience at our store, where he showed how well he fitted into our team and demonstrated outstanding customer service.C[yen]

Mr Minami has been living in Australia for 12 years.

He has done various courses in art and hospitality, but found his true calling in retail.

C[pounds sterling]It was a really good course,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]There were only six students in the whole class and the teacher helped me and supported me all the time. …

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