Prestige Service Training is all about creating career pathways, and they do this through industry-leading, innovative and inspiring training programs.
Tracy and her team develop strong relationships with their students and truly care about their successes – they’ve already helped thousands of individuals and businesses.
We sat down with Tracy to find out more about her business and her journey as a Queensland #FemaleFounder.
What inspired you to start your business?
Coming from the hospitality industry, my inspiration was about allowing hospitality professionals the opportunity to be proud of their chosen career, and not see it as just an ‘in-between’ or ‘filler’ job, but a satisfying and fulfilling career. I was working with TAFE at the time and thought there must be a better, more flexible way to engage industry and students.
What milestones have you reached?
Prestige Service Training started off around a kitchen table. That was our office, hub and life force. To evolve into an organisation with several campuses across Queensland, hosting over 70 staff who are passionate about supporting and sharing their story to help others is a major milestone.
From the love and labour of Prestige Service Training, our not-for-profit organisation was produced. The not-for-profit supports youth, disengaged and vulnerable individuals and Indigenous peoples, dedicated to building careers and offering opportunities for work and employment. Here, I work with other Registered Training Organisations to create success.
What business achievements are you most proud of to date?
Being able to grow Prestige Service Training from a kitchen table to the empire it is now, helping thousands of students reach their potential and kick-start their careers. We have recently been awarded two Department of Education, Skills and Employment contracts for Employability Skills Training and Self-Employment Assistance.
What’s your advice for other female entrepreneurs and businesses starting out on their entrepreneurship journey?
Work with your passion, do what you love and always be true to yourself and know your limits. We can’t all be amazing at everything; I surround myself with people who have complementary skill sets. If you’re doing what you love, that’s half the battle already won.