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Bergzicht Training partners with George Jardine’s Tasting Stellenbosch

Bergzicht Training has partnered with Tasting Stellenbosch, a social development initiative of Stellenbosch Wine Route, to transfer much-needed skills required in the hospitality industry to the youth. Tasting Stellenbosch and Bergzicht Training will now work together to ensure that unemployed youth obtain essential skills for front of house and the kitchen during a 10-week programme presented by Bergzicht

Bergzicht Training still going strong after 27 years

Bergzicht Training, a skill development NGO in Stellenbosch, recently celebrated all it has achieved in nearly three decades of empowering unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals with market-related skills. The organisation was established in 1992 and celebrates its 27thanniversary this year. The founder of Bergzicht Training, Ms Cecile Kotzé, as well as one of the first

2019-04-23T13:11:04+00:00News, Success Stories|

Another 12 Bergzicht Training beneficiaries graduate thanks to Distell

Twelve Bergzicht Training beneficiaries recently graduated with Cathsseta accredited certificates in food service assistant and food and beverage service thanks to yet another generous donation by Distell to Bergzicht Training. Distell has sponsored many beneficiaries over the years since it first donated money for the training of individuals in the Cater Care Programme (now called

Teacher uses Bergzicht Training as her stepping stone

In 2015, Devon Valley resident Chrisline Thomas, signed up for an iPOWER Self-Empowering Foundation Programme at Bergzicht Training with the aim of completing the Child Care (previously called Edu Care) Programme of the organisation. She had always dreamt of making a contribution to the  education of preschoolers, but had instead followed another dream after school

Providing child care support to working parents

Bergzicht Training, a skills development NGO based in Stellenbosch, has been providing at-home support to working parents in the Stellenbosch area and surrounds for the last 27 years by training child carers and nannies to fulfill a high demand for extra hands at home. However, says Bergzicht Training CEO, Renske Minnaar, not many people are

2019-02-19T16:04:06+00:00Employers, Graduates, News|

International donation helps train over 100 beneficiaries in two years

For the last two years the international private grantmaking organisation, the TK Foundation, has funded the training of 102 beneficiaries in health and frail care and food assistant skills through the Stellenbosch-based NGO Bergzicht Training. The foundation supports non-profit maritime and youth development programmes across the world. On 26 November 2018, the last two groups

2018-12-06T14:50:56+00:00News|

Bergzicht Training wins Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Award

Bergzicht Training, a Stellenbosch-based NGO, focused on the skills development of poor, unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals, walked away with a Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Award at an awards ceremony held at Artscape Theatre on 28 November. Students who study at Bergzicht Training are equipped with practical skills through the organisation’s iPOWER (Self-Empowering) Foundation

2018-12-06T15:44:58+00:00News|

Look who came to visit Bergzicht Training

Recently six graduates who are currently working in the hospitality and early education sectors came to visit Bergzicht Training’s Stellenbosch-based campus to share their experiences since completing their studies at Bergzicht Training with staff and other beneficiaries. Josephene Willemse, a 2015 graduate has been working as a pastry chef at Ryan’s Kitchen – recently renamed

2018-11-12T17:11:38+00:00News|