Blackwaters River Lodge has submitted a proposal to Knysna Tourism, in collaboration with the Garden Route Rebuild initiative, for the training of 450 Garden Route community members in the following: kitchen skills, servicing skills, front office skills, housekeeping skills, spa skills.
Environmental: Chain Saw Operators
Chain Saw Operators can be trained in groups of 8 per project to become part of a Harvesting Team: Capacity exists for training at MTO Concordia Training Centre, subject to a funding partner being sourced.
Construction: 30 Tejka FET College students
Tejka FET College offer for sponsored training for 30 persons in construction related skills remains available subject to a specific need being determined by Construction sector.
50 Graduates from TVET Colleges or Universities
50 graduates from TVET Colleges or University could be recruited utilising existing stipends available under current Western Cape Government – merSETA MoU subject to GRRI workstream needs.