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Skills development opportunities for the youth

Bergzicht Training, a Stellenbosch-based, non-governmental organisation dedicated to developing the skills of poor, unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals from the Western Cape, will once again offer three advanced skills development training programmes to individuals between 19 and 35 who are interested in hospitality, health care or working in the education sector. The advanced programmes are

2018-07-26T14:39:03+00:00 Graduates, News|

Goodbye to social worker with heart of gold

Bergzicht Training recently said goodbye to its volunteer social worker and Stellenbosch resident, Annette Scott, who will be relocating to Cape Town. Annette has been volunteering her services at Bergzicht Training since 2015 by offering wellness support and mentorship to beneficiaries studying at the NGO as well graduates in their first few months of employment.

2018-07-26T14:29:25+00:00 News, Volunteer Stories|

Frail care graduates trained for industry realities

Did you know that Bergzicht Training's graduates are not only trained by highly qualified and experienced health and frail care personnel, but also have to complete a 10-week work-integrated learning opportunity at one of 26 care institutions in the Western Cape before they graduate? This is the reason that graduates who complete our Health and Welfare

2018-01-22T14:24:42+00:00 News|

Are you looking for Educare graduates at your institution?

A total of 12 students from Bergzicht Training recently graduated from the institution's Edu Care Programme and are now available to take up positions as education assistants at a number of educational facilities. As part of their training our graduates complete a 13-week programme covering a range of important topics like child development, perception challenges, age-appropriate creative

2018-01-15T07:47:47+00:00 News|

Hanns Seidel Foundation’s new SA head visits Bergzicht Training

Hanns Bühler, the new Regional Representative Southern Africa for the German-based Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), recently visited Bergzicht Training’s campus in Stellenbosch to learn more about the organisation that the German donor has been supporting for the past 25 years. “We have a long standing relationship with the Hanns Seidel Foundation which stretches close to

2017-12-08T14:39:48+00:00 News|

Older underprivileged individuals prevented from falling through the cracks

For many older individuals who have grown up in impoverished communities and have minimal education and skills, job prospects are quite bleak. Add to that the fact that most government programmes focus on the skills development of the youth, which only includes persons between 19 and 35 years. Thanks to a generous donation from the

2017-12-08T14:43:22+00:00 News|

Gosani marries corporate and public sector knowledge to better serve Bergzicht Training

From the moment she walks into her office at Bergzicht Training, Placement Bureau Officer Sinazo Gosani, immerses herself in the massive task of pairing unemployed students who have graduated from the NGO with the most suited employers and vice versa. With a background in project management, data analysis and reporting, business development, training, evaluation and

2017-12-08T14:51:13+00:00 News|

Local man becomes coffee barista

Born and raised on a farm at the foot of Stellenbosch mountain, local man Stefan Petersen grew up in a close-knit family. It was therefore no surprise that his mom recommended he enrol at Bergzicht Training when he dropped out of high school. She had seen the positive influence the organisation had on her daughter,

2017-12-07T20:57:27+00:00 News|