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Tourism mentees announced for South Gippsland

THE future of the tourism industry in South Gippsland is in good hands.
The 2017-18 participants in the Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program were announced recently.
The program promotes skills and excellence among young people and new entrants into the tourism industry, extends their tourism networks, and provides a broader understanding of the industry, while contributing to the growth of tourism in Gippsland and Phillip Island.
The 2017-18 participants who are sponsored by their employers are: Nick Stephens  of Phillip Island Designated Driver, owner of his own small business; Jaci Hicken of Jacican Food Studio at Mirboo North, owner of small business; Jie Liu of Latrobe City Council and works in international relations and is keen to expand tourism knowledge; Cageon Loy of Bass Coast Shire Council Visitor Information Centre; and Dena Waters of South Gippsland Shire Council Visitor Information Centre.
Participants attend local conferences, spend a day with tourism leaders on Phillip Island and in Gippsland, and then spend a day in Melbourne meeting with Visit Victoria and Victoria Tourism Industry Council.
They will then undergo a six month mentor program with an industry leader who can provide insight into their area of interest.
The program is presented by Destination Phillip Island, Destination Gippsland and Bass Coast Shire Council.
The program honours the contribution made by the late Ken Hore to the Gippsland and Phillip Island tourism industry.
Mr Hore worked at Bass Coast Shire Council and had a long association with the Gippsland and Phillip Island tourism industry. He encouraged business and personal development with his generous support and commitment to others.

Going places: from left, Cageon Loy of Bass Coast Shire Council, Jie Liu of Latrobe City Council, Jaci Hicken of Jacican at Mirboo North, Nick Stephens of Phillip Island Designated Driver, and Dena Waters of South Gippsland Shire Council will take part in the Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program.

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