108 Gauteng Graduates from Food Safety Quality Assurance Programme
An exciting morning ahead for 108 Gauteng graduates as they will receive their National Certificate in Food Safety Quality Assurance from the Deputy Minister Mahlalela in Johannesburg.
This was a 1-year departmental programme aimed to upskill unemployed individuals within the hospitality industry. Simphiwe Mankayi from Vanderbijlpark spoke about the departmental Food Safety Quality Assurance Programme, saying: “It is not only about the certificate that will open doors for me, but also the experience and knowledge I acquired.”
Food Safety Quality Assurance graduate Nelisiwe Tshabangu (33) from Tshwane: “There are lots of hospitality opportunities in the country and I know with the National Certificate in Food Safety Quality Assurance, I will be able to be employed.”
Food Safety Quality Assurance graduate Nompumelelo Mahlangu (34) from Johannesburg: “I have been in the hospitality industry for fifteen years without the relevant qualification. This programme has helped me, because I will now have a certificate to compete in the job market.”
The Department of Tourism would like to express gratitude to the Gauteng host employers of the Food Safety Quality Assurance Programme as this programme entailed 30% theory and 70% workplace experiential training.