TAFE students ready for Amazing Race Wollongong challenge

PIE IN THE FACE: TAFE Wollongong students hold a trial Amazing Race Wollongong event, ahead of the main event on September 29. Picture: Sylvia Liber.
PIE IN THE FACE: TAFE Wollongong students hold a trial Amazing Race Wollongong event, ahead of the main event on September 29. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

TAFE Wollongong teachers were happy to be the guinea pigs in a trial Amazing Race Wollongong event on Tuesday.

But it was their students who had the better deal in the pie throwing challenge.

The fun trial was held ahead of the actual Amazing Race, to be held in and around Wollongong on September 29.

It returns bigger and better after a year’s break.

This year TAFE Wollongong event management, hospitality and travel and tourism students are planning and designing the charity event in conjunction with the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.

A pie in the face for TAFE Wollongong teachers Steve Atkins, Marcus Testoni and Jeanne Parker. Amazing Race Wollongong will be held on September 29. Picture: Sylvia Liber

A pie in the face for TAFE Wollongong teachers Steve Atkins, Marcus Testoni and Jeanne Parker. Amazing Race Wollongong will be held on September 29. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Diploma of Event Management student Kate Darby is really enjoying the hands-on event experience.

‘’It really is an immeasurable experience for us students,’’ she said. ‘’To actually work on a real event is too good an opportunity to pass up.’’

Ms Darby said planning the event allows students to showcase their talents in hospitality, event management and tourism. It also provides them with connections to more than 20 local businesses.

‘’The industry contacts that we make and the experience that we gain during the event can only benefit us in gaining future employment in our chosen fields,’’ she said.

Amazing Race Wollongong is looking to raise $30,000 for charity. Proceeds will go to the Kokoda Youth Foundation, Lifeline, the AIME Mentoring Program and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, as part of the AccorHotels Community Fund.

Register at www.racegong.com.au

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