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Leonie: employed and full of confidence

Thanks to Bergzicht, Pniel resident Leonie Peterson, Certified Child Care assistant has become a full-time teacher’s assistant at Junior Akademie in Stellenbosch. "I was just hanging around the house. I was constantly looking for work without any success," Leonie says. "My practical training at Junior Akademie led to an employment opportunity there. I currently have

Natassja: ‘Bergzicht is the best thing that ever happened to me’

Certified Food Service Assistant (FSA) Natassja Doko from Jonkershoek found a new purpose and empowerment by discovering her vocation through Bergzicht’s support and skills training development. “Bergzicht is the best thing that ever happened to me!” she says. I have thoroughly enjoyed the skills training and I absolutely love my work! I am gaining experience

2023-03-17T14:19:51+00:00Graduates, Success Stories|

Freshly certified: 11 FSA alumni ready for work

Eleven students received their certificates after having completed the Cathsseta-accredited Food Service Assistant (FSA) training programme at Bergzicht Training & Development on Thursday, 1 December. Congratulated at a ceremony in Stellenbosch, the cohort was the first to graduate from Bergzicht’s newly accredited training kitchen, which had been inaugurated in September 2022. At a special event

2022-12-05T15:08:29+00:00Alumni, Donors, Graduates, News|

Heartfelt Celebration Day Encourages All

Bergzicht Training & Development honoured their working alumni on Wednesday, 16 November 2022. Heartfelt expressions of appreciation were accompanied with a joyful and vibrant Celebration Day atmosphere. The prizes awarded to alumni totalled R35 000 in value. Keynote speaker Marli Goussard, Enterprise Development Consultant at Ranyaka and co-founder of Co-Create Hub quoted Prof. Rudzani

Bergzicht Training and Development & Development Frail Care Graduates Ready to Enter Workforce

Stellenbosch-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bergzicht Training & Development recently hosted the Remgro-funded Health and Frail Care certification ceremony for Group 4 of 2022. The joyous event saw 14 graduates receive their certification for this 15-week full-time course. Bergzicht focusses on producing high quality, relevant and in- demand training. This accredited Health and Frail Care

Bergzicht opens training kitchen

 Bergzicht Training & Development opened its own on-campus training kitchen in collaboration with accredited training partner Chefs Training & Innovation Academy (CTIA) on Monday 26 September 2022. The new kitchen will mainly be used by students on the accredited Food Service Assistance (FSA) training programme and has space to train 13 students. Bergzicht is

Ilse Plaatjies praises Bergzicht, AALL for future hope

Ilse plaatjies came to Bergzicht in March 2022, feeling "vulnerable" and "directionless". Now a certified Frail Carer and happy employee, she extends her gratitude to the staff at Bergzicht and its funders of this year's Frail Care programme, and the sponsorship from the AALL Foundation .


Vyftien kreatiewe Kindersorgprogramstudente pas gekwalifiseer

Bergzicht Opleiding & Ontwikkeling vier eersdaags die sertifisering van vyftien nuwe kinderversorgers. Danksy befondsing van ’n plaaslike anonieme donateur, kon ’n aantal vroue bemagtig word en is hulle nou ’n aanwins vir die plaaslike kindersorgsektor. Beroepsmoontlikhede vir opgeleide kinderversorgers sluit in posisies soos dié van crèche-assistent, dagmoeder, kinderoppasser en au pair. Op Vrydag 16 September

2022-09-20T12:18:56+00:00Donors, Graduates|

Skills training aids hospitality resilience

The Cape Winelands is synonymous with beautiful vineyards, award-winning destinations and renowned for attracting world-famous restauranteurs and chefs to establish iconic cuisine experiences, contributing significantly to the local economy. However, in the wake of the post-pandemic era, building resilience against the backdrop of great losses to this sector has been essential. According to Deloitte,

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