Young Graduates to Boost Nw Hospitality Sector


About 200 youth in the North West are set to make a difference in the provincial hospitality industry.The young people recently obtained their Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA)accredited National Certificates in Food and Beverages Services (NQF level 4), and National Certificates in Accommodation Services (NQF Level 2).

They received their qualification at a graduation ceremony attended by Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe. The programme was commissioned by the national Department of Tourism in 2011. The programme forms part of the National Hospitality Youth Training Programme, which is a continuous initiative that seeks to afford young people with the necessary skills that will enable them to be employable in the hospitality industry.

The Deputy Minister encouraged graduates to use their qualification to change their lives for the better. "This programme offers courses that are accredited, and that is done deliberately so that you can be employable or start your own businesses.

"This means that you have been given a chance to gain practical experience and be absorbed into the job market and the entire industry," said the Deputy Minister at the event held in Potchefstroom. The Deputy Minister encouraged the unemployed youth who are interested in the tourism industry to update their profiles within their respective municipalities.

This would help them to be considered for...

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