Every year, the Three Cities’ International Hotel School holds a Bursary Competition for Matric students in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. Only one student from each city wins a bursary valued at R180 000 to study any IHS programme they wish.

This year, the competition began in May and was held at each of the IHS branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Only five finalists were chosen in each region to compete in a five-day Boot Camp that involved learning and hands-on experience where each student involved was challenged in various hospitality departments.

In Johannesburg, the Boot Camp was held at The Premier Hotel O.R Tambo, a member of the Three Cities Group from Sunday 30th September to Friday 5th October. The final day saw a number of judges coming together to determine who would take home the coveted bursary.

And the IHS bursary goes to…

Miems Nel congratulating winner, Kyle Willis

After much deliberation on the final day, the winner of fully paid tuition fees – for any International Hotel School programme, valued up to R180 000 – was Kyle Willis from Hatfield Christian College.

Kyle was overwhelmed when his name was called out as the winner.

It feels absolutely amazing winning this bursary as though this is exactly where I am meant to be in my life. It’s a lifelong desire of mine to be in this industry and my future is just beginning thanks to God. I would like to thank my family for all their support during the last weeks and IHS for giving me this opportunity.

Congratulations to Kyle! We’re delighted to have him come on board at our Sandton Campus once he matriculates!

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Kyle Willis wins hospitality bursary!