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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, the

Local youth sponsored by Stellenbosch Municipality for hospitality careers

Ending the month of June’s Youth Day celebrations, Stellenbosch-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bergzicht Training & Development celebrated the certification of its first Food Service Assistance (FSA) class of 2022 on Thursday, 29 June at the Chef’s Trainingand Innovation Academy (CTIA) campus in Devon Valley. Stellenbosch Municipality has awarded the three-year Mayoral Youth Skills Development

2022-07-11T13:05:58+00:00Donors, News, Staff, Success Stories|

Remgro assists with Kayamandi child care empowerment

Thanks to corporate funder Remgro, Stellenbosch-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bergzicht Training & Development held a certificate ceremony at the Legacy Centre in Kayamandi on Thursday, 23 June to celebrate the completion of its first Community Child Care workshop group of 2022. Presented over four weeks, the four-day Community Child Care programme made a debut

2022-07-13T10:08:35+00:00Donors, News, Staff, Success Stories|

Bergzicht Training & Development celebrates 30th birthday

On 16 March 2022 Bergzicht Training & Development (BTD) celebrated its 30th birthday. Among key role players, its founding member Mrs Cecile Kotzé and long term funders were honoured in style and entertained with endearing humour. Reflecting on overcoming a number of challenges, staff, friends and beneficiaries gathered to rejoice over the success of empowering

2022-03-30T14:30:37+00:00Donors, News, Staff, Success Stories|

Bergzicht Training has much to celebrate at Alumni Celebration Day

“We can use hardships like substance abuse, unemployment and poverty as an excuse or a stepping stone to greater things. The day you stepped into Bergzicht Training, you decided that you are not going to be a victim of your circumstances.” These were the words of Jeanneret Momberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Visit Stellenbosch

Beneficiaries of Stellenbosch Municipality-funded hospitality programme graduate via Zoom

It was a first in the 28-year history of Bergzicht Training as 12 beneficiaries who completed the NGO’s accredited hospitality programme, along with other guests, attended an online certificate handover  ceremony via Zoom recently. Thanks to funding received from the Stellenbosch Municipality Mayoral Youth Skills Development Programme, Bergzicht Training was able to provide 12 unemployed,

TK Foundation equips even more youth with vital skills

Eleven youth from the greater Stellenbosch area graduated from the renowned The Private Hotel School (PHS) thanks to a programme presented by Bergzicht Training and funded by the Danish grantmaking organisation, the TK Foundation. Bergzicht Training is a Stellenbosch-based NGO offering skills development training in food preparation, and food and beverage service assistance; health and

2019-12-04T13:51:40+00:00Donors, Graduates, Success Stories|

Investment to improve graduates’ job retention rate reaps success

Just over two years ago Bergzicht Training, as part of an important strategic initiative, decided to find ways to improve the job retention rate of graduates. Thanks to the implementation of the Bergzicht Development Model, the organisation was able to celebrate a record number of graduates who remain in employment after a year at its

Het Jan Marais supports training of child carers

With the demanding work schedules of many parents, the need for professionally trained, trustworthy child carers have become even more important. Thanks to funding received from the Het Jan Marais Nationale Fonds (HJMNF), Bergzicht Training has been able to do just that – train 11 beneficiaries through its Child Care Programme this year. However, the

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