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ENGINEERING: Top Notch Training from World Leaders in Welding

Started Sep 5 0 Replies

Renttech South Africa, a leader in industrial equipment sales and rental, is positioning itself as a first choice in equipment supply for South African industry. Building on the company’s already…Continue

HR: Shortage Of Information Security Skills in SA a Cause for Concern

Started Aug 17 0 Replies

The Information Security field is extremely fast moving, however the scarcity of skills in South Africa remain at a critical state, and businesses are at risk of employing inadequate resources that…Continue

TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert McArthur Aug 19. 26 Replies

A construction industry survey has pinpointed a parlous skills shortage in the building and construction sector, throwing serious doubts on South Africa’s ability to harness and supply the necessary…Continue

'Work-integrated learning' set to improve work-ready graduates

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The higher education sector must move toward incorporating work-integrated learning in all curricula, to ensure that graduates are better able to make the transition from lecture hall to office,…Continue

 

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ENGINEERING: Top Notch Training from World Leaders in Welding

Renttech South Africa, a leader in industrial equipment sales and rental, is positioning itself as a first choice in equipment supply for South African industry. Building on the company’s already solid technical expertise, Renttech SA’s strategy is to arm its sales staff with the best available training.“Honing our technical skills and product knowledge on an ongoing basis is what gives Renttech SA our competitive edge. This is why we are putting a special emphasis on training and staff development,” says Gerrit van Zyl, Managing Director of Renttech South Africa.Recently, a group of Renttech SA staff members from branches around the country took part in an intensive three-day welding course, presented by Lincoln Electric. As an acknowledged world leader in welding machinery and consumables, Lincoln Electric is well positioned to provide high calibre training modules in all aspects of welding.The course gave the 20 attendees a thorough grounding in the different aspects of welding,…See More
Sep 5
Robert McArthur replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"Hi Madivan a great discussion , it is time that we consider trade schools  where the final qualification is a red seal trade test pass,look at the qualifications requirement requested by employers today , they are insisting on and proof of a…"
Aug 19
Marietta van Rooyen replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"I agree Bakkies, we must remember that the old apprentice system used only three trimesters for theoretical training and the rest of the two or three years of apprenticeship was done in training at work. This is where the practical stuff happens and…"
Aug 19
Hilmer Johannes Backer replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"Yes Cas much appreciated of your experience. I am suggesting about the practical situations changed. The hands on and the coaching situations changed on the floor. etc."
Aug 19
Cas Olivier replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"Hi Hilmer, good position you coming from. Yes is my 20 years as a senior training advisor for the Dept of Labour (previous same position at University of Pretoria) and currently as an accredited provider with the ETDP SETA, so in total about 30…"
Aug 19
Hilmer Johannes Backer replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"I was trained as a tradesman in a trade training Centre and on the job (in task). Later as a technician,  under the old system. Later I  became an instructor (Facilitator) in a trade traning centre. Still later I became a…"
Aug 18
Keegen Chetty replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"I would like to throw another dynamic into the mix, which is affecting the quality of artisans and that is Labour Brokers which are using related companies that are accredited training centres as the rates that Labour Brokers charge for a skilled…"
Aug 18

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The death toll at the collapsed house in Alberton....

ER24’s spokesperson Luyanda Majija said according to information they received there were 27 people on site when the building suddenly collapsed at the Meyersdal Eco Estate.Several were injured while at least nine died when the house which was being re-renovated collapsed.“There were 11 people with no injuries on site, two people were critically injured, two with moderate injuries and two with minor injuries and eight dead,” said Majija.Two of the people are unaccounted for but are believed to be trapped under the rubble.Majija said emergency teams had recovered all survivors and were now exhuming the bodies of the deceased in between the rubble.According to paramedics on scene, the scene is very quiet with no response coming from inside the collapsed structure as paramedics call out to possible survivors.Meyersdal Eco Estate released a statement confirming the collapse on, saying that it happened around 10.30am.“Emergency services are still involved in rescue operations and the…See More
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Aug 18
Cas Olivier replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"Nicolene, most motivating and fresh comment I read in a long time here. Material is about learning and as you said not driven by learning objectives. Teaching is about setting a condusive learning environment, faclilitating learning and building…"
Aug 18

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Nicolene Rose- Innes replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"  So many good points have been raised. The reality is South Africa needs skilled people who can DO the job! Poor materials design which simply rewrites objectives and focuses on content, where entire sections of a qualification is simply not…"
Aug 18
Marietta van Rooyen replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"I suspect a lot more competent than most of the SETAs."
Aug 18
Cas Olivier replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"This raises another question Marietta, how competent are employers to conduct the quality assurance?"
Aug 18
Marietta van Rooyen replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"You are quite correct Johan. To blame all on the training provider is not fair. In a way the employer should aslo be the one that takes the responsibility for quality assurance of the training that is happening under their auspices."
Aug 18
Johan Venter replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion TRAINING:: Training Centres Are Producing Sub-standard Artisans
"Training Centres are not supposed to produce artisans. Employers are supposed to produce artisans with the help of a dedicated training centre and training staff somewhere quietly in the background. Training Centres that are too far from the…"
Aug 18

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"In an article in the Sunday Times of 10 August 2014 (Unlocking the mind’s power to change your life, page 14) Claire Keeton wrote that Professor Langer, the first women professor to get tenure in the Harvard psychology department, once said…"
Aug 18

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The death toll at the collapsed house in Alberton....

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 20:02 0 Comments

ER24’s spokesperson Luyanda Majija said according to information they received there were 27 people on site when the building suddenly collapsed at the Meyersdal Eco Estate.

Several were injured while at least nine died when the house which was being re-renovated collapsed.

“There were 11 people with no injuries on site, two people were critically injured, two with moderate injuries and two with minor injuries and eight dead,” said Majija.

Two of the people are…

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Success

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 16:10 0 Comments

Success is reserved for those who are steadfast in their desires as they become great!! - This is a powerful quote..

Being Strong

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 17:06 0 Comments

Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.

Time

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 13:42 0 Comments

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, etc…

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At 11:39am on December 24, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Madivan van der Merwe a gift
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Happy birthday Madivan & best wishes to you for the coming year. Thank you for your contribution to our community - we do appreciate your membership. From sylvia and the skills-universe team.
At 10:35am on December 24, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Madivan van der Merwe a gift
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Happy birthday Madivan - best wishes from the skills-universe team and all the best for 2013
At 9:56 on June 20, 2012, Eugene Mashinini said…

My happiness at work represents a number of factors such as work itself, people I work with, processes in place and the culture of the organisation, but all in all I thank God for my job in these trying times 

At 23:05 on April 8, 2012, sylvia hammond said…

Hi Madivan, Well done on your new group - from the quotations you've posted to date, I really look forward to your discussions. You can also use your company logo as the logo of the group. If you need any help just contact me.

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