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Wavecrest College received the SKILLS INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA(SIFA) grant for the construction of the WAVECREST-HSEDCE

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fundraising food fair

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ISHK TOLARAM GRANT

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Instructors Training Workshop

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

Wavecrest College received the SKILLS INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA(SIFA) grant for the construction of the WAVECREST-HSEDCE

News and Events / May 7, 2024

Through this expansion, we will train 1,000 women annually and serve the growing demands of skilled labor in the Hospitality Industry

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

fundraising food fair

News and Events / May 7, 2024

The Food Fair was held on the 24th of June, 2023, at the Wavecrest College. THE OBJECTIVES It was a fundraising and publicity event to raise funds for our counterpart contribution of the SIFA (Skills Initiative For Africa) Grant received for the construction of the Wavecrest Hospitality Skills and Enterprise Development Centre of Excellence - HSEDCE. ALL HANDS ON DECK All departments of the College participated actively in collaboration with the students. Admin Department was in charge of the general coordination, the ODC (Outdoor Catering) and Student Assistant gave their support and assisted with purchasing the items, foodstuff, and materials needed. The Accounts department was in charge of the collection of funds and the F & B Lecturers supervised and coordinated the students. We also had external support from Chef Cuddles (Yejide Uthman), Sugar Creations, and Mrs. Kelechi Nwankwo who served as volunteers. The turnout was good as over 120 students from different secondary schools were in attendance as well as friends, family members and food enthusiasts who came to support and create a vibrant atmosphere. The Food Fair was a great experience

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

ISHK TOLARAM GRANT

News and Events / May 7, 2024

Bridging the Hospitality Skills Gap. The College received a grant from Ishk Tolaram Foundation to support Thirty (30) underserved women in the One Year Certificate In Hospitality Operations Programme. The program aims to bridge the community gaps of access to international standard vocational training that gives the students hands-on experience and real-time practice, and exposure to state-of-the-art equipment which they will necessarily find in the industry. The European Journal of Business and Management Research (EJBMR) - Vol. 7 No. 1 (2022) with the article titled Gap of Entrepreneurship training shows the result of studies done to highlight the lack of skilled labour to fill the many job opportunities in this Hospitality Industry. Training the Next Generation of Hospitality Professionals Instilling our core values is high priority. Core values are an essential part of the curriculum- reflected in the acronym SPIRIT! - Spirit of Service, Personal Responsibility, Integrity , Respect for others, Industriousness and Teamwork.

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

Instructors Training Workshop

News and Events / May 7, 2024

Objective The Instructor Training Workshop and Refresher Course at Wavecrest College was organized as a continuous professional development for educators within all Hospitality Colleges, Schools, and Centres owned by of Women’s Board - Educational Corporation Society and their counterparts Nigerian Association for Women’s Advancement (NAWA) and Wetland. Institutions in Attendance There were participants from Lantana College of Hospitality, Enugu, Orisun School of Hospitality, Ibadan, Iroto School of Hotel and Catering, Ogun State, Lagoon Institute of Hospitality Studies, Lagos, and Wavecrest College of Hospitality. Training Content The Two-Day training workshop covered a wide range of activities, including the demonstration of different beef dishes and presentations, introduction to new teaching methodologies and technologies, exposure to new and advanced equipment and the Demonstration of rational Ovens - Rational combi steamer & Rational 1 combi Pro Hands-on Learning The facilitator for the day was Chef Mayowa Olatunji who delivered excellently well. The training concluded with an Industrial visit to BCE Food Service Equipment, Matori, Nigeria, one of the leading companies in Africa for supply and delivery of all kinds of commercial catering equipment and products, kitchen utensils, industrial cookware & and appliances for industries in food service and hospitality.

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

2023 INTERNSHIP IN TOUCH WITH THE INDUSTRY

News and Events / May 7, 2024

CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE The Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is an essential component of our academic program, providing students with practical exposure to the real world of work. 76 STUDENTS WERE PLACED ON INTERNSHIP IN THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS: - 355 RESTAURANT Ikeja - April Gossip Restaurant - Cake n candy Ikeja - Cakement Aguda - Cakes by somcheZ - Clares Cakes and Pastries - Delta kitchen - Doodle cake Festac - Eko Hotel and Suites - Four Points by Sheraton - Hotel Ibis Hotel Ikeja - Hotel Ibis Royale - Ikoyi Club 1938 - IN4U Cakes and Events - IN4U CAKES SURULERE - Lagos Business School - Lagos Continental Hotel VI - Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton - Lounge 38 - LSG Sky Chefs Things Remembered - Marriott International Ikeja - Melbrooke Hotel - Millenium Apartment Studio Lekki - Montana Residence GRA Ikeja - Mövenpick Hotel Ikoyi - Newrest Nigeria - OASIS HOTEL AGABARA - Parkinn by Radisson - Providence by Mantis Hotel Ikeja - Raddisson Blu Hotel VI - Royal Residence - SEATTLE RESIDENCE VI - Sugar creation - SUN HEAVEN HOTEL VICTORIA ISLAND - Suru Express Ikeja - Suru Express Ikorodu - The Art Hotel - THE ART HOTEL VI - The Cake House - The George Hotel - The Wheatbeaker - Villa Monument Hotel Victoria Island - Wavecrest College Outdoor Catering unit

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

STAFF WEEKEND WORKSHOP

News and Events / May 7, 2024

The 2023 staff weekend workshop proved to be a valuable and enriching experience for all participants. Focus areas - Unity of Purpose and Team building. - Learning to Value Others. - Our Christian identity - Professionalism at work - Financial Growth Staff Engagement It was a much-needed opportunity to unwind and reward our staff for the hard work and effort put into running the College this year. Facilitators Prof. Franca Ovadje - Founder, Executive Director, Danne Institute for Research, Rev. Fr. Bonniface Okafor a Priest of Opus Dei, Mrs. Adejoke Ohiakena, Deputy Head of School, Corona School Trust and Nkemdilim Mojume - Lead Delivery Consultant at Franklin Covey West Africa Outcome The working sessions birthed SMART ‘way forward’ working document that would be our reference point for the academic session.

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

ONE-DAY INTERACTIVE SESSION AT WHEATBAKER HOTELS

News and Events / May 7, 2024

INDUSTRY CONNECTION Students and members of staff were at The Wheatbaker - one of Nigeria's Leading Boutique Hotels. The invitation was extended to us by the General Manager Mr. Paul Kavanagh. This was proudly organized by a graduate of Wavecrest College who was then the Personal Assistant to the GM of The Wheatbaker in the person of Ms. Mercy Nwosu. Hotel General Managers influencing Hospitality Culture The interactive session was with a panel of General Managers of leading hotels in Lagos - Four Points by Sheraton - Alex Richwell, Jara Beach Resort - Mr. Mark Slade, Ebonyi live, Radisson Blu - Mr. Ahmed Raza and George Residence Lagos - Morten Ebbesen to mention a few. Learning Curves The students were taught to have passion for the industry and not just to work for the money. Two of our students - Victory Ahamisi and Anthonia Orozele won a free spa session and a free lunch for two respectively for answering questions. It was a well-organized and wonderful experience for our students and staff.

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

THE SWISS GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP

News and Events / May 7, 2024

Swiss Scholarship In total, Thirty-eight (38) Learners/ Students have benefited from the scholarship in the last 6 years and each one has a unique story of transformation and achievement. This once in-a-lifetime experience has been enriching for all participants and a great opportunity for professional development, adventures, learning opportunities, networking, cultural diversity and more. Appreciation and Continuous Commitment A lot more has been achieved with the Swiss Scholarship where our students have the opportunity to enrich their hospitality training and gain global exposure that further enhances their prospects in the Hospitality Job Market. Without your support, none of these success stories would have been told. Thank you BIHC! Thank you Rainbow Unlimited! Thank you Swiss Government! Recreating Lifestyles Since 2017, Students from Wavecrest College of Hospitality, Lagos, Nigeria have been privileged recipients of the Swiss all-expense paid scholarship to study at the BOMA INTERNATIONAL HOTEL COLLEGE (BIHC), Kenya. BIHC is an affiliate of the Kenyan Red Cross in partnership with Business and Hotel Management School Switzerland. 2023 Cohort The last batch of trainers arrived and returned on the 16th of December, 2023 fully energized and equipped to take up new challenges. ‘Reflecting on my immersive experience at Boma International Hospitality College, I wish to unfold a narrative of profound experiences, learning, and personal growth. From the lively streets of Nairobi to the dynamic classrooms of Boma, this adventure has been nothing short of transformative.’ - Olivia Ofuasia

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

ARISE FOUNDATION CULINARY TRAINING

News and Events / May 7, 2024

Training Content The Culinary and Entrepreneurship Skill Acquisition Program sponsored by Arise Foundation, was held between July 2022 and November 2023. The program was aimed at providing culinary skills training to returned irregular migrants, women at risk of being trafficked due to economic conditions, and widows. The training covered theoretical and basic practical hands-on culinary skills, covering National and Continental dishes, Yeast products, Pastries, Finger foods, Cake making and Icing techniques, Plating, and Food and Beverage table setting components. Seminars & Mentoring The orientation before the commencement of each Training Batch helped them gain an insight into what the training entailed. The mentoring sessions and seminars provided a safe and supportive space for the participants. Hence they felt comfortable sharing their experiences without fear of judgment. Impact We completed five batches of culinary skills. Training a total of seventy-five (75) participants. The final graduation ceremony took place on November 2023. In attendance were the Women’s Board and collaborators; Arise Representative, Franero Consultants/ Mdif-Migration and Development Impact Foundation.

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

LSG SKY CHEF FIELD TRIP

News and Events / May 7, 2024

About LSG Sky Chef LSG Skychefs is a leading global provider of culinary and hospitality solutions for the aviation industry. They are located in Lagos, Nigeria and the facility has around 40 employees and produces approximately 450 Thousand meals per year. Their services encompass a wide range of offerings, including menu design, food preparation, and logistics management to ensure that passengers enjoy a satisfying dining experience. The Exposure A total of 24 students and Lecturers were present at the field trip and they recounted how educational it was. The Experience The objective of the trip was to gain more knowledge on airline catering in relation to tourism. Mr. Justin the Human Resource Manager gave a brief introduction about all that is done at LSG Skychefs.

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News and Events / May 7, 2024

CAREER DRIVES

News and Events / May 7, 2024

Career Drives are a yearly feature at Wavecrest College and serve as an opportunity to achieve our mission of creating awareness of the Hospitality Career. The Drives took place in several batches both within the College and in various schools in Lagos. In 2023, we had the pleasure to host students of the following schools: - Estate Senior Grammar School (22 Students) - Marywood Girls College (150 Students) - Alimosho Grammar School (100 Students) - Wesley Girls College (15 Students Students) - New Estate Baptist School (60 Students) - Baptist Group of Schools (120 Students) - New Estate Baptist School (25 Students) - Kays Schools (25 Students) - LIHS School Girls Club (15 Students) The Hospitality Career talks highlight core areas of the Hospitality Industry as a dynamic and diverse sector, offering a wide range of career opportunities for individuals who are passionate about serving others. Our social media handles are a major tool to reach out to many more people.

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News and Events / March 1, 2022.

Minutes of Meeting with Engr. Bode Daniel Majiyagbe – Director, South-West Zonal Office, NBTE and the Management of Wavecrest College of Hospitality

News and Events / March 1, 2022.

Engr. Bode Daniel Majiyagbe had a brief meeting with the Management Team of Wavecrest College of Hospitality on Thursday 20th Janaury 2022 at 9.30 a.m. The aim of the meeting was to formally inform the College of the decision reached by the Executive Secretary Prof. Idris M. Bugaje and the Management of NBTE to establish zonal offices for NBTE in the geopolitical zones of the country.

He explained clearly that the aim of this new development is to bring the services of the Board closer to the Stake Holders and Institutions under the NBTE and to introduce the TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) initiative of the Board to all Stake Holders concerned.

He reiterated that the main agenda for the Executive Secretary and his team is ‘Skills, Skills, Skills’ stating that accreditation of some Institutions may be put on hold until they adopt this skills frame work into their curriculum and have a clear plan of incorporating both their students, indigenes and youth of their immediate

Engr. Bode Daniel Majiyagbe presenting copies of the Operational Manual for National Skills Qualification Framework and ‘Skills Not Degree’ publication of the NBTE. to our Provost.

Finally he announced that the South-West Zonal Office is located in Lagos State at Yaba College of Education which is central and easily accessible.
The Provost of Wavecrest College of Hospitality – Rosana Forsuelo responded enthusiastically, stating that she and the Management Team are very happy with this new development as it is a clear and concrete sign that the NBTE is truly concerned about serving the Institutions under them better each time.

‘Wavecrest College is also always at the service of NBTE being very involved in and promoting the NSQF’ – Rosana Forsuelo. She also mentioned the fact that we already have an office dedicated to the NSQ in Wavecrest College.
The meeting was brief and to the point. It ended with Engr. Bode Daniel Majiyagbe presenting copies of the Operational Manual for National Skills Qualification Framework and ‘Skills Not Degree’ publication of the NBTE.


Secretary
Veronica Esode
Registrar Wavecrest College of Hospitality

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News and Events / September 10, 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day

News and Events / September 10, 2022

There is growing awareness of suicide as a major public health problem, even though there is a taboo in many societies against discussing openly. Worldwide Suicide rates have increased by 60% over the last 50 years, and the increase has been particularly marked in developing countries. Suicide occurs all over the world and can take place at almost any age.

Globally, suicide rates are highest in people aged 60 years and over. In some countries, however, the highest rates are found among the young. Notably, suicide is now among the three leading global causes of death among young people aged 15-34 years, the majority of suicides are reported in adults and older adults (60 years and older).

Pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally.

In Nigeria, Suicide is becoming a looming Public health problem and should be taken seriously.We remember popular cases that were reported of a man, a medical doctor who drove down to the third mainland bridge, parked his car, jumped into the lagoon, and died in 2019.

-A young man identified as Kelvin committed suicide at Modinatu Street in the Ogba area of Lagos.
-The lifeless body of Kevin who works with a new generation bank was found dangling from a ceiling fan, in his apartment by neighbors.
-Young Nigerian, creative designer and founder of Uhuru Designz, the United States of America-based clothing company, Izuchukwu Madubueze reportedly committed suicide Over Fake Rape Allegations that took place on Twitter in July 2020. He even announced his own death on twitter before his death.Sadly as we know these are not all the cases and some have not been covered by the media.

Suicides are Preventable!

“No matter where a country currently stands in suicide prevention”, said Dr Alexandra Fleischmann, Scientist in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO, “effective measures can be taken, even just starting at local level and on a small-scale”

  1. Always Check up on friends and family.
  2. Encouraging friends and families to always take mental health seriously and to see a counselor when it’s necessary.
  3. Responsible reporting of suicide in the media, such as avoiding language that sensationalizes suicide and avoiding explicit description of methods used, and early identification and management of mental and substance use disorders in communities and by health workers in particular
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  5. Social media has come to stay and some people are living fake lives. Don’t compare your life with others because you don’t know what they are going through and you may just be better off than them.
  6. Follow-up care by health workers through regular contact, including by phone or home visits, for people who have attempted suicide, together with provision of community support, are essential, because people who have already attempted suicide are at the greatest risk of trying again.
  7. Regular exercise, improve healthy lifestyle.
  8. Reducing access to means of suicide is one way to reduce deaths.


Below is a few list of some Mental health Organizations we have:

  • African Mental Health Awareness & Care Initiative, Maiduguri
  • Mental Health Foundation, Nigeria
  • Gede Foundation, Abuja
  • UNIC Ikoyi


Source: WHO, Vanguard

Article written by Sheba Asuquo

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News and Events / October 8, 2021.

‘The icing on the cake”…Wavecrest College of Hospitality Partners with Fly Africa Initiative to break Guinness World Record 2020

News and Events / October 8, 2021.

Featuring in the Guinness World Records is obviously not a yearly event. This is why Wavecrest College was excited to be a part of an amazing project partnering with the Fly Africa Initiative to make an official attempt to break the Guinness World Record to make the largest cupcake mosaic logo of 60,000 cupcakes to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary in Lagos.

For those who may not know, Fly Africa is an initiative of Outori Limited created to inspire and educate Africans through live experiences, to rise up to their great potentials by taking actions that will move the African continent forward. Mr. Wole Olagundoye the Managing Director of Outori and the brain behind the ‘Sweet 60’ project visited Wavecrest College with his Team to conclude plans and logistics on how the tail end of the project will be executed. This last lap was indeed very crucial and needed to be handled by professionals and like minds who saw the vision of the project through his own eyes.

Choosing Wavecrest College; the place to ‘Discover Hospitality’ to partner in the project was indeed the best decision. Wavecrest College is the First Private Monotechnic in Nigeria specialising in Hospitality careers, with over 40 years of hospitality experience built on our solid core values of Teamwork, Respect for others, Industriousness, Personal responsibility, Integrity and Spirit of service.

The role of Wavecrest was mind-blowing – to prepare the butter icing, roll and cut out fondant icing of different colours needed to cover 60,000 cupcakes. 60,000 not 6,000! This indeed was a challenge for us but knowing the goal, we were ready to go any length in order to make it happen.

The College became a factory overnight with all hands on deck from the usual catering staff, to our students who joyfully volunteered. Even the Provost had her own quota of fondants to cut. It was another opportunity to witness our values come alive in real time as every member of staff took up the project like it was their personal business. It took 4 days working round the clock, swimming in shades of green, grey and white fondant, kneading and cutting 3 inches each of fondant, no more no less.

‘Thank you for everything your team did to make this historical event a success. Your warm hospitality was second to none, your team members were awesome and dedicated and I am indeed proud to be associated with you.’ This feedback from one of the Project Coordinators says it all!

At about 11 p.m. Wednesday night – 30th September, 2020 -, the gigantic-sized cooling van containing the last batch of meticulously labelled cake boxes especially those for the shimmering diamond design in the centre of the logo left Wavecrest College premises to Teslim Balogun Stadium. At that point, we could heave a sigh of relief because we knew we had achieved.

Wavecrest was part of ‘the icing on the cake’ the beauty that met the eye, for the ‘Sweet 60’ project, the Guinness world record breaking mosaic representing the beautiful and breath-taking 60th Anniversary logo of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.

We would like to appreciate Mr. Wole Olagundoye for giving Wavecrest College the opportunity to be a major part of the project and the penultimate site for the last lap of preparations. A man who can embark on a project like this in spite of the challenges of 2020 is obviously a person to reckon with. His resilience drive and optimism are second to none. Fly Africa has certainly lived up to its aim of showcasing African talent and solidarity as all parties involved played their role excellently well. The major sponsors and collaborators – Lagos State Government, Dangote Sugar, Graceco Foods -Baker’s Choice and Golden Penny could not have been more supportive.

The other partners were a pleasure to work with here at Wavecrest College – Atinuke Soje of Nukkies Boutique cakes, Mr. Ajayi of U & I cakes, Mrs. Toyin Naiwo of EventsPedia and indeed all the amazing volunteers. With this display of team spirit, we are very hopeful that our dear country Nigeria has a brighter future.

‘Cheers to Sweet 60’.

Baptista Uwandu Wavecrest College Marketing Personnel, Mrs. Toyin Naiwo EventsPedia, Mrs. Helen Eboigbe
– Wavecrest College Development Committee.

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News and Events / January 25, 2021.

NSQ PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

News and Events / January 25, 2021.

There are lots of different NSQs to choose from, which are regularly being reviewed and updated. They are available in five sectors i.e hospitality and tourism, power/energy/engineering, building construction, service and agro-processing as giving in the table below;

The NSQ system – Who does/do what

Sector skills councils: identify, define and update employment-based standards of competence for agreed occupations. These people effectively represent the interests of the trade or industry concerned, to which the particular NSQ relates. Sector Bodies define what the job entails. For government led sector skills council, the composition should be 70 % industry/ employers and 30% trade unions, professional associations, academia etc.

Awarding bodies: design assessment and quality assurance systems, and gain sector bodies endorsement prior to submission to NBTE for accreditation of the qualification. Awarding bodies approve training and assessment centres to offer NSQs. implement and assure quality of the NSQs . Awarding Bodies are basically the top-level training certification organisations (the ones whose names and logos are on the certificates). They don’t deliver the training, they design the structures of the qualifications and accredit the certification, which the training organisations and Assessment Centres use and deliver.

Awarding Bodies engage with client organisations if they are large enough to have their own NSQ training and delivery departments. Awarding bodies engage with Sector Bodies and training organisations. Training organisations are effectively distributors of the Awarding Bodies’ qualifications systems.

They undertake external verification to ensure that candidates are being assessed fairly and consistently across all centres.

Regulatory Body: NBTE accredits proposals for qualifications submitted by awarding bodies, and monitors Awarding bodies offering NSQs. NBTE effectively manages the whole system on behalf of the Government.

Assessment centres: assess NSQs according to Awarding body criteria.

Training providers: deliver NSQ training in partnership with the industry, register candidates, assess and guide candidates towards achieving NSQs.

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