Tinyiko Nthusi from the Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) who presented the training, touched on the issues of leadership and management and emphasised the need for managers to be open-minded and act with integrity when dealing with colleagues or stakeholders.
According to Dr Malome Shai, Head of the Department of Hospitality Management, said it was a strategic decision to host the training session because they want to strengthen their relationship with the Department of Health in Gauteng, which assists the Department tremendously when it comes to placing third-year Food Operations Management students for their Work-Integrated Learning (WIL).
“Working closely with them also helps us to catch on to new trends and gives us a better understanding of what is required in the workplace,” he said.
Frans, a former TUT student, said it is important for them to continually train their staff to be able to deal with new trends and offer good training and supervision when students come for WIL training at various hospitals around Gauteng.
“When students come to us for training, they are exposed to workers from all levels. Therefore, our training sessions are tailor-made for juniors, supervisors and managers at the Department of Health in Gauteng,” he added.