CSIR International Convention Centre takes aspiring students under its wing
In support of developing young potential, the CSIR International Convention Centre (ICC) has appointed students for a six-month experiential learning programme geared to help them receive their respective national qualifications.
The programme exposes the students to a real-life environment that links the value generated from day-to-day work to organisational impact. The learning experience challenges the students to move beyond their established classroom routines into a professional working zone.
The 2016 intakes are Kagiso Makoe, Princess Buthelezi, Ouma Sithole and Ntombifuthi Buthelezi. These young women are expected to experience and explore, share and reflect process and analyse while they apply their theoretical work into practical scenarios.
Photo: (from left) Kagiso Makoe, Princess Buthelezi, Ntombifuthi Buthelezi and Ouma Sithole.
Based in various fields within the hospitality industry, the students will get exposure to meeting protocols, implementing marketing campigns, how to engage with clients, plan and implement events, prepare and even cook different dishes.
Bronwen Cadle de Ponte, CSIR ICC General Manager, says, “Our students are encouraged to focus on the essential skills, take risks and learn from their mistakes, because the training is meant to empower them and help them reach their potential. The ICC is a safe place, where they are at ease to enjoy their own personal growth and unlock their own strength.
"We wish them well during their stay with us and believe it will be a mutually beneficial relationship."