Clocking Up Hours of Online Lectures Pays Off For Former GWF Students

As part of our digital learning campus ecosystem of learning and working, Good Work Foundation (GWF) has a very specific mission to provide strategic career training to unemployed adults.

At our Hazyview Digital Learning Campus, the Tourism and Travel Academy is one such example. Since 2012, close to 1000 students have graduated with various hospitality certificates (in partnership with the internationally accredited Lobster Ink).

In 2015, the best of these students were encouraged to apply for further hospitality training at the South African College of Tourism (SACT) in the Eastern Cape. This is a highly regarded, industry-specialised programme that accepts 90 women from around the country every year.

From our GWF campuses in Mpumalanga, 14 young women have graduated from SACT. Seven of them have found jobs in hotels and lodges, and four have been offered a second year learnership at the college and its affiliated hotel because of their outstanding performance.

Former GWF student, Sxondile Khoza, is one of the graduates putting her specialised skills to work. She is currently working at Casambo Lodge in Mpumalanga: “I believe that my qualifications helped me find a job and I am confident that I will get a better position. The skills I obtained at GWF and SACT are amazing,” said Sxondile

Another GWF former student, Helen Sibuyi, graduated top of her class at SACT in 2015 and she was rewarded with an upcoming three-month internship in Italy. Helen is currently working at the prestigious Drostdy Hotel in the Eastern Cape until she leaves for Italy later this year.

This year six more GWF graduates students are becoming hospitality professionals in Graaff Reinet. Thanks to the Bridging Academy, all of them have a head start, not only because they are digitally literate, but also because in our barn in Hazyview each one of them has already clocked close to 40 hours in digital hospitality lectures.

That’s the power of being connected to the world.

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Helen Sibuyi, graduated top of her class at SACT in 2015 and she was rewarded with an upcoming three-month internship in Italy. Helen is currently working at the prestigious Drostdy Hotel in the Eastern Cape until she leaves for Italy later this year.

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Sxondile Khoza, is one of the graduates putting her specialised skills to work. She is currently working at Casambo Lodge in Mpumalanga. Here she is posing for a photo outside the lodge where she currently works as a Housekeeper.

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The four young women are part of the group of six that are currently students and South African College of Tourism, exploring different activities within the hospitality industry while working in a real hotel.

 

Written by Hazyview Media Academy.

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