With Southport Sharks being located in the City of Gold Coast’s Health and Knowledge Precinct, a Southport Sharks Community Study and Development Program was established in 2016. The purpose is to build and foster community relationships with highly regarded education institutions, providing an opportunity for local and international students to pathway into the hospitality industry.
Study Gold Coast
Study Gold Coast is the peak education and training body for the Gold Coast, promoting it as the ideal destination for education on a domestic and international scale. It not only markets the Gold Coast as an ideal education and training destination, but is an active advocate for the tourism industry. Sharks participates with Study Gold Coast on the Major’s International Student Ambassador Program to offer the domestic and international student an insight into “Aussie culture” and the Southport Sharks precinct as a whole.
In 2016, Southport Sharks continued it’s partnership with Study Gold Coast on the Major’s International Student Ambassador Program by offering an internship to one of the international students, Diego Gomez Marcos with the Sharks Management team.
“My internship at Southport Sharks is allowing me to boost my leadership skills while establishing significant connections within both the Club and the community of the Gold Coast” said Diego Gomez Marcos
Working with Study Gold Coast, Southport Sharks Community Study and Development Program provides an opportunity for local and international students to pathway into the hospitality industry.
Southport Sharks has partnered with Griffith University to offer undergraduates the opportunity to gain practical on-the-job experience. In 2016, Sharks presented four students, from the School of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, the opportunity to undertake 75 hours of work placement within the club, learning skills on reception, gaming, bar, and fine dining in Carmody’s Restaurant.
Griffith University students Arisa Takahashi, Beatrice Zhao, Taewoo Kim (Rick) and Tyler MacDonald undertook their placement in September and October. Sharks is pleased to have offered Tyler a casual Bar Attendant position in the Lounge Bar upon completion of her training and we welcome her to the team. All four students were given the opportunity to experience one of the biggest events of the year at Southport Sharks working during the Melbourne Cup – the club offers three different event options which showcases the clubs facilities to the students.