Success Stories

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|

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

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,

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|
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