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Deputy Minister Thabethe to officiate a Hospitality Youth Training Programme Graduation in Kimberley
Deputy Minister Thabethe to officiate a Hospitality Youth Training Programme Graduation in Kimberley
Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe will officiate the Hospitality Youth Training Programme graduation ceremony in Kimberley on 26 March 2018. The programme is part of the Department of Tourism’s Human Resources Skills Development initiative which is aligned to the Broad Based Benefits pillar of the National Tourism Sector Strategy 2016 -2026. 

In the 2016/2017 financial year, the Department approved a budget of R5m for the training of 115 learners from the Northern Cape in a 12 months Hospitality Youth Learnership Programme. The learnership programme comprised of 30% theory and 70% practical training. Learners were placed at various hospitality establishments within the province for workplace experience. 

Learners will receive CATHSSETA accredited certificates in one of the following two qualifications: 
  • National Certificate Food and Beverages NQF level 4
  • National Certificate Accommodation Services NQF Level 2
The graduation ceremony will be followed by an imbizo, where Deputy Minister Thabethe will engage with the community at the Galeshewe Recreation Centre.

Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:

Hospitality Youth Training Programme graduation

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 09h00 – 11h55
Venue: Mittah Seperepere International Convention Centre, Kimberley  

Tourism Imbizo

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 12H00 -14H30
Venue: Galeshewe Recreation Centre, Kimberley


PROGRAMME: NORTHERN CAPE HOSPITALITY YOUTH GRADUATION & TOURISM IMBIZO

​NORTHERN CAPE HOSPITALITY YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMME GRADUATIONS AND IMBIZO, 26 MARCH 2018, KIMBERLEY.
PART ONE: NORTHERN CAPE HOSPITALITY YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMME GRADUATIONS, MITTAH SEPEREPERE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE​ ​
TIME
​ITEM
​LED BY
​09:00 to 09:30
​Registration and Tea
​All
​09:30 to 09:40
​Opening and Welcome
​Executive Mayor of Sol Plaatje Local Municipality: Cllr Buyiswa Ximba
​09:40 to 09:50
​Grand March
​Students
​09:50 to 10:00
​Programme Background
​Ms Bulelwa Seti
​10:00 to 10:05
​Message of Support
​Host Employer
​10:05 to 10:10
​Speech by Learners
​Representative
​10:10 to 10:20
​Message of Support and acknowledgment of Host Employers
​Executive Mayor of Francis Baard District Municipality: Cllr Mangaliso Matika
​10:20 to 10:30
​State of Tourism in the Province and Introduction of Key Note Speaker
​MEC of Tourism and Economic Development, MEC Ntsikelelo MacCollen Jack
​10:30 to 10:45
​Keynote Address
​Deputy Minister of Tourism: Ms Elizabeth Thabethe
​10:45 to 11:45
​Certification
​All Principals
​11:45 to 11:55
​Achievement Awards
- Overall Best Achiever
- Academic Excellence 
- Best Performer 
- Attendance 
- Diligence 
​Networx for career development
​​ ​PART TWO: COMMUNITY IMBIZO, GALESHEWE RECREATION CENTRE 
​12:00 to 12:10
​Entertainment
​Local Cultural Group 
​12:10 to 12:15
​Purpose of the Imbizo
​Programme Director /Ward Councillor
​12:20 to 12:30
​Remarks from the Executive Mayor
​Executive Mayor of Sol Plaatje Local Municipality: Cllr Buyiswa Ximba
​12:30 to 12:45
​Remarks from Deputy Minister
​Deputy Minister of Tourism: Ms Elizabeth Thabethe
​12:45 to 13:45
​Stakeholder and Community Engagement
​13:45 to 13:55
​Summation and Way Forward
​Deputy Minister of Tourism: Ms Elizabeth Thabethe
​13:55 to 14:00
​Vote of Thanks
​Programme Director /Ward Councillor
​14:00 
​Lunch and Media Interviews

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 23 March 2018 to:

Ms Sindi Zwane
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6612
Cell: +27 (0) 81 267 4665