Department of Social Development Hospitality Training Project

Wednesday, 7 January 2015.

One of the objectives of CHS is to address the current skills shortage and job opportunities available in the South African hospitality sector, providing this growing market with skilled and experienced candidates.

 

ABOUT THE PARTNERS:

This objective is being addressed in conjunction with the Department of Social Development, Godisang Development and Epicurean Tastes and Cleaning.

The Department of Social Development is sponsoring 90 candidates on a pilot programme for the unemployed youth from the City of Tshwane between the ages of 18 and 35 to complete the following training programmes by March 2015:-

  • City & Guilds Skills Proficiency Awards: Basic Food Preparation (16 learners)
  • City & Guilds Skills Proficiency Awards: Basic Food and Beverage Services (54 learners)
  • City & Guilds Skills Proficiency Awards: Basic Housekeeping Services (20 learners)

After careful selection by Godisang Development, the candidates commenced their training during the week of 10 November 2014 at the campus of the Capital Hotel School and Training Academy.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMMES:

The desired outcome for this project was determined by all partners, addressing the following:

  • Appropriate training suitable for the level of the candidates;
  • Hands-on facilitation conducted, in an equipped environment, by experienced facilitators;
  • Learning material suitable for the required outcomes of the training programmes;
  • Relevant workplace-experience as part of the training programme;
  • Job placement opportunities upon successful completion of the training programme.

 

Cooks in the making

Providing candidates with the skills to prepare basic dishes and demonstrate the knowledge of health, hygiene and safety in a professional kitchen will be addressed with the Skills Proficiency Awards: Basic Food Preparation.  This programme is conducted over 11 weeks (22 days of training; attending lectures on campus for 2 days per week).

Chefs

 

Waiters in the making

Providing candidates with the necessary skills to serve food, drinks and wine as well as the knowledge on various styles of service and table settings will be addressed with the Skills Proficiency Awards:  Basic Food and Beverage Services.  This programme is conducted over 9 weeks (25 learners per group).

waiters1

 

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Housekeepers in the making

Providing candidates with the skills to perform housekeeping duties in a full service establishment as well as the knowledge on health and safety matters in a lodging property.

The training programme for housekeepers will be conducted over 7 weeks and an additional week’s worth of on-site training in a housekeeping department in the industry.

 

housekeeping 1

 

housekeeping 2

 

All the candidates are provided with suitable uniform for the duration of the programme, as well as meals on days lectures are conducted.

All the partners are working closely together to monitor the progress of the candidates and to secure opportunities for placement once the programmes are successfully completed in March 2015.

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