Tembisa youngsters get Peermont Education Trust learnerships
The primary objective of the Trust is to provide deserving students from the Ekurhuleni region, with an opportunity to further their studies. These are young people from township-based schools selected on the basis of their academic performance and career preferences. Over the years the trustees have adjusted the strategy to address the increasing skills shortages in the Hospitality industry. Therefore learnerships are offered for food and beverage and professionally cookery courses as well as electrical. All learnerships are registered with the respective seta and learners will gain valuable experience while working at the Emperors Palace complex.
The Trust will continue to award a select number of students university scholarships for Hotel Management, IT, HR, Marketing, Law and Accounting. The scholarship programme has a 90% success rate and boasts many graduates that gain access to top companies.
The Peermont Education Trust is one of the BBBEE vehicles created by Emperors Palace to “give back” to the community. Students are encouraged to “”plough back” services to their communities and as a result they have been conducting academic support programmes in their respective schools during vacations.
The Trustees awarded thirty hospitality learnerships, seven electrical Learnerships and three university scholarships at the annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, 25 January 2012 at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.