#FutureFriday features four N6 Hospitality students from Port Elizabeth TVET College
By TVET Website
Happy #FutureFriday everyone!
On this #FutureFriday we are proud to celebrate the four N6 Hospitality students from Port Elizabeth TVET College who recently completed a one year advanced training programme at the Tourism College of Zhejiang in China, which is also known as the first of its kind Tourism Professional Institution in China. It was a very rewarding experience for Neliseka Lolwana, Phambili Sulelo, Shaheeda Fondling and Ongenzwa Gcau as they were given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the day-to-day duties they can expect to encounter in the Tourism field. This advanced training opportunity was also aimed at providing them with an edge in the job market and to stand out to potential employers.
The Tourism College of Zhejiang has recently established cooperative relations with Port Elizabeth TVET College with the approval of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Tourism College of Zhejiang is considered one of the most prestigious universities of China and is placed among the top five educational institutions of the country.
The Hospitality students were sent to four different kitchens, where each of them had to perform different tasks as part of the training programme.
For Neliseka Lolwana, it was a dream come true for her to work in the pastry kitchen. “I loved every second of it and have now mastered the art of working with pastry and making all different kinds of dough. Furthermore, I learnt how to use a cleaver knife which is used in China to perform all the tasks usually done by a complete set of knives such as mincing, chopping, slicing, grinding and pounding”, said an excited Lolwana.
Phambili Sulelo plied his trade in the main kitchen. “Some of my training included learning new techniques to place food orders and also to steam food. We noticed that in China most of the food is steamed and not fried. Steamed food has a long history in Chinese cuisine and is very healthy”, said Sulelo.
Upon returning home, the Hospitality students expressed gratitude to Port Elizabeth TVET College and the Tourism College of Zhejiang for providing them with the best learning and living environment, and said that they gained a lot from the training opportunity.
Neliseka Lolwana, Phambili Sulelo, Shaheeda Fondling and Ongenzwa Gcau (N6 Hospitality students from Port Elizabeth TVET College) recently completed a 1 year advanced training programme at the Tourism College of Zhejiang in China, which proved to be a very valuable experience.
Neliseka Lolwana’s experience
Ongenzwa Gcau’s experience
Phambili Sulelo’s experience
Shaheeda Fondling’s experience