Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Students Tuck in to Host Taste of Spring; TAFE Event Management Class Testing Their Skills

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Students Tuck in to Host Taste of Spring; TAFE Event Management Class Testing Their Skills

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Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter

EVENT Management students from Wollongbar TAFE are getting first-hand experience in their chosen field by organising a fun-filled festival.

Several keen students studying a Diploma of Event Management have been busy preparing the Tastes of Spring Festival that kicks off at Wollongbar TAFE tomorrow at 10am.

As the title suggests, food and drink will be a main feature.

The festival aims to showcase the Northern Rivers' first-class produce while giving students essential industry knowledge.

aAs a part of the diploma, students need to gain experience in running an event,a Wollongbar TAFE teacher Andrew Habner explained.

aWe thought, a[approximately]Why not focus on local this year?'.a

This year is the first time the event has been held at the TAFE and students have tried to make it as sustainable as possible.

aTAFE, like a lot of government organisations, has made a big push for sustainability,a Mr Habner said. …

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