Training that focuses on employability
A project in Hospitality Development in Windhoek which started earlier this week has proven to been very valuable in helping employees, and future employees, develop their skills and enhance their careers, according to Pam Miller, Trainer at Creatively Functional Development Institute & Consultancy.
The venues for the events were sponsored by Chameleon Backpackers and Thule Hotel, and the material and training came from Creatively Functional.
The two week course which includes Introduction to General Hospitality, Housekeeping, Laundry, Food Service and Food preparation as well as good basic Guest Interaction aims at laying a solid foundation not only for a career, but also for a portfolio of skills that can be assessed for a qualification in Hospitality at National level.
Miller said Creatively Functional has had success with her students achieving Level 2 and 3 in National Hospitality qualifications.
“Employers who do not have their own training programmes can use these short courses as well as 6 months Development Courses, to enhance their level of service, and qualify to claim 50% of the Training Levy back on these courses which can be held anywhere as long as there are 8 plus in a group,” she said.
Furthermore according to Miller, Creatively Functional offers a variety of short courses, projects and/or workshops focusing on Administration, Health Care and Soft Skills among others.
According to Miller, Creatively Functional which is based in Swakopmund has enlarged after 10 years, offering “Flexible, personalised, short courses that enable careers”, with their effective approach includes audiovisual material, interactive quizzes and practicals.