Jane Renata - College Principal
My career in hospitality started over 30 years ago as an office clerk at Pancakes on the Rocks, and then I worked for various restaurants and cafes and even owned my own restaurant and cafe on the northern beaches. In 2000 I moved to the Gold Coast and started my career in training in the Vocational Education Training sector and just love it! I have completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate III in Business Administration and am currently studying a Diploma of Management. I have been with Ignite Education for over eight years and have watched the College grow, develop new course offerings and assist so many wonderful dedicated students to achieve their dreams.
All staff at Ignite Education have a passion for teaching and learning for both themselves and our students. I also have a passion for customer service and was instrumental in developing our own customer service training program called Boomerang Smiles which is highly sought after by employers. Check the program out at www.boomerangsmiles.com.au
As Ignite Education’s Principal I love leading our team and helping staff and our students achieve their goals no matter how small or big they are!
When not leading the Ignite Education team I love a good laugh and spending time with my two teenagers and husband. I enjoy life to the fullest, have just taken up bike riding and plan to do trips around the world on bike tours with my husband as our ultimate goal is to go watch the Tour De France one day!
We look forward to welcoming you to our team below and assisting and supporting you to ignite your passion for hospitality, business or management. See you soon at Ignite Education!
Sami Fletcher - Business Development Manager
I’ve been in the hospitality industry since 18 years of age when I started out at the infamous Stardust Room at Seagulls Rugby League Football Club. It was a great experience mixing with an abundance of performing artists and stars many of who have gone onto to become international stars. I even met my then husband from the Australian band 1927 during this time! After moving to Sydney I travelled around Australia as the band’s Fan Club and Tour Manager for over five years.
After returning to the Gold Coast I worked within the hotel industry in a diverse range of properties from the Greenmount Beach Resort, Outrigger Sun City Resort to the opulent Palazzo Versace Hotel where I worked for three years in a guest relations role.
In my role as Business Development Manager with Ignite Education, my main responsilbity and passion is forming strong relationships with schools, employment agencies, businesses and most importantly, our students.
My main aim is to ensure everyone has been given access to all our resources and to achieve results for students/employees and industry. I am also a Trainer and Assessor and specialize in training Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).
In my spare time I love keeping fit, going to the movies, having coffee with friends and spending quality time with my daughter Olivia.
Lorraine Williams - Receptionist
I started with Ignite Education as a work experience student and was provided the opportunity to undertake a Certificate III in Business Administration which I recently completed. Now working three days a week I love being here for students and their families and enjoy welcoming new students to Ignite Education and helping them settle in.
I feel very lucky to have had this experience at Ignite Education and have thrived in such a supportive and encouraging environment and in turn I provide lots of encouragement and support to our students.
As well as being part of the Ignite Education family I love spending time with my own family and grandkids, cooking, shopping and travelling overseas.