Five hundred and ninety-four students enrolled in Years 11 and 12 in five state high schools from the Far North Queensland area were surveyed so as to ascertain tourism and hospitality industry work interest and post-secondary school education intention. Many students expressed a desire for employment in tourism and hospitality industry management, particularly within hotels, resorts, transportation and entertainment contexts. Most expressed a preparedness to seek post-secondary school education, with TAPE the favoured mode. Older students expressed a preference for TAPE whereas those with tourism and hospitality industry work experience preferred in-house training and a management work context. Finally Technical and Further education was generally revealed to be the preferred mode of management education for tourism and hospitality industry employment among students. The implications of these findings for students, career counsellors, various education bodies such as universities and for the tourism and hospitality industry are examined.
Ross, Glenn F.
"Tourism and Hospitality Employment and Career Perceptions Among High School Students,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
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