Two well-deserving WPC Group apprentice chefs headed off to Tokyo this year after both received the Wisenet International Learning Experience Scholarship.
Wisenet funded the scholarship award, which the Skilling Australia Foundation administers. The foundation aims to help disadvantaged young Australians who have started or will soon start an apprenticeship or traineeship. It works closely with the WPC group.
This year’s contenders were of such high calibre, Wisenet, a learning software company, couldn’t decide between the two finalists so handed them both a scholarship award. Those teenage apprentice chefs are Ben Caulton, who works at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School, and Alison Collins from Plenty West End, both of Brisbane, Australia. Ben and Alison received the award on Friday 27 October and jetted off to Japan the next day for a vocational education and training ‘flavoured’ experience.
Between visiting Tokyo’s top restaurants and a visit to the Tokyo Fish Market, Ben and Alison stopped at the famous Nissan Crossing in downtown Tokyo and snapped some pics of a futuristic concept car (pictured) to show off to their auto apprentice colleagues back home.