PE hospitality students hand-picked for jobs at Cape Town hotel
Eight Port Elizabeth hospitality students are set to receive a massive career boost after being offered job opportunities at a top Cape Town hotel. The group of students, who are completing their one-year hospitality course at the Ray Mhlaba Skills Centre in Port Elizabeth, will be leaving for Cape Town on Sunday.
The students, Sikelelo Hlulani 24, Siphokazi Kondlo 20, Lifa Kumalo 21, Akhona Lukwe 21, Thandile None, 18, Matshidiso Sam, 19, Nokhutula Solomon, 24 and Yolanda Sontsonga, 19, all of Port Elizabeth, are hoping to make their mark on the industry in the Mother City.
The hotel, which is one of the country’s leading hospitality offerings, asked not to be named.
Sontsonga, who will be graduating next month, said she was excited at the prospect of a new adventure.
“I have acquired a lot of knowledge here at the centre. I knew nothing about hospitality before I came here,” she said.
“I am grateful for this opportunity, and I know this could open many doors for me because once I am in Cape Town, I am going to do my best.”
Hlulani said the Cape Town job was a once-in-a-life time opportunity and that without it and the skills centre, most of the group would still be stuck in the townships.