South Metropolitan Tafe students get business liftoff from Perth Airport


Tafe’s Jose Daniele, Karen Williams, Sharon Briggs, Mayor Mick Wainwright, Josh Ferguson and Connor Lanwood.
Tafe’s Jose Daniele, Karen Williams, Sharon Briggs, Mayor Mick Wainwright, Josh Ferguson and Connor Lanwood.

PERTH Airport got on board last week’s National Economic Development Conference in the Swan Valley, sponsoring four South Metropolitan Tafe students to take part in the highly-regarded event.

Held in Perth for the first time, the three-day conference was hosted by the City of Swan at Mandoon Estate.

The themes were local Government leading the way in economic development and collaborating to achieve economic and infrastructure priorities.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the collaboration between Perth Airport, City of Swan and South Metropolitan Tafe was a fantastic opportunity for all involved. “This opportunity will not only allow the students to enhance their learning and business networks but give them a competitive edge in the job market,” he said.

Perth Airport executive general manager of external affairs Fiona Lander said the sponsorship was part of Perth Airport’s Community Partnership |Program. “The program offers funding for community initiatives that focus on youth and education,” she said. “Perth Airport is pleased to provide four business and finance students the opportunity to learn from industry leaders at this unique event.”

Head of programs at South Metropolitan Tafe Josie Daniele said the students would make the most of the opportunity being offered to them.

“They are all very keen and focused students, working hard to achieve excellent results in their chosen course of study,” she said. “Attending this conference will not only assist them with their future career and entrepreneurship, it will provide them with lifelong benefits that will also be passed on to the community.”