Reaching out to Johannesburg inner city’s unemployed

Tjeka Training Matters and Outreach Foundation have already equipped more than 80 people, mainly unemployed women and youth who live in the Johannesburg inner-city, with the skills they need to secure employment in the building sector. Based in Hillbrow, Outreach Foundation, a non-profit organisation, empowers those in need by providing training and skills development, as well as social support and a safe haven. Outreach Foundation’s three-week artisanal training has been designed to provide learners with…

Quality training keeps wheels turning on road construction contract

Tjeka Training Matters is helping Hillary Construction train an additional 12 individuals as part of this leading contractor’s Gap Year initiative. They started their four-month-long training at Tjeka Training Matters’ state-of-the-art training and trade-testing facility in Randfontein. Eight individuals from this group are women who, once they have completed their theoretical instruction, will be deployed on Hillary Construction sites for practical training. The programme was launched in 2017 as a pilot project by the Human…

Taking training to new heights

Tjeka Training Matters is training 60 unemployed people from Thembisa for a Tiber Construction project that is being undertaken on behalf of a leading public-sector client body. Compass Consultants, which facilitated the training and implemented the learnership on behalf of Tiber Construction, appointed Tjeka Training Matters to undertake the training. This decision was based on Tjeka Training Matters’ 20-year-long track record providing quality training to the construction sector throughout southern Africa, as well as its Construction Education Training Authority accreditation. Compass Consultants knew that we had the expertise and resources, including extremely competent practitioners, to successfully execute this programme, which…

Quality H&S training makes building sites safer

Trained by the Master Builders’ Association Western Cape (MBAWC) and Tjeka Training Matters, six young South Africans recently secured employment as Health & Safety (H&S) officers with MBAWC member companies. They now hold a National Certificate in Construction H&S and are registered with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). These individuals were part of a group of nine unemployed youth, the majority comprising women, who were chosen by the Association…

Quality training helps keep road construction on track

Tjeka Training Matters was appointed by Concor, one of South Africa’s leading construction companies, to train unemployed people how to construct concrete-lined open drains (V-drains) on one of its projects for the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL). Tjeka provided exceptionally high standards of training to this specific Concor team on its previous projects where all of the workmanship of the trainees was accepted. In so doing, we helped bolster productivity levels and mitigate…

Skills training and building renovation success for Raubex

Tjeka Training Matters continues to build on a long legacy of providing quality training to the Raubex Group, one of South Africa’s leading infrastructure-development companies and a significant road-construction specialist. One of our more recent projects for this long-standing client entailed training candidates in the fields of bricklaying, painting, carpentry, plastering and renovation under the Department of Public Works’ Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Encouraging the use labour-intensive construction methods to maximise employment opportunities for…

Training with a large socio-economic impact on Previously marginalised communities

Tjeka Training Matters partnered with Beulah Africa and Future Families Joint Venture (JV) to train 135 people in technical skills under the South African government’s Community Work Programme (CWP). Targeted at unemployed and underemployed women and men of working age, CWP supplements livelihoods by providing a basic-level income security through work. It was launched by government to help address high unemployment in marginalised areas. Running from January through to March 2020, the training was undertaken…

12 unemployed people trained to operate construction plant and equipment

Tjeka Training Matters helped 12 unemployed people in George, Western Cape, acquire construction plant and equipment operating skills. Notably, six of the learners secured permanent employment positions at various construction companies after they completed their training and one of the top performers was a woman. None of the participants had previous experience operating construction machinery. They, therefore, had to first obtain a Code 14 license, before they were trained on a front-end loader and a…

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