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 to undergo training to become H&S officers.

Notably, this is the second group of candidates to have successfully completed an MBAWC learnership in H&S and to register with the SACPCMP.

Tjeka Training Matters has been a training provider to the MBAWC for the past 10 years.

This ongoing relationship is largely attributed to the high competency levels of all its training practitioners, including Andre Jacobs and Priscilla Ncokazi, who mentored this group of learners from March 2019 to October 2020, as well as Tjeka’s focus on the built environment.

“Tjeka Training Matters has specialised in providing Construction-related training for the past 20 years. As built-environment professionals, their trainers have an in-depth knowledge of Construction which they share with learners. They are also extremely hands-on which enables them to effectively guide the students through their training. The Tjeka team adopt the role of mentors which, when done correctly, offers life and career-changing benefits,”

Letitia van Rensburg, MBAWC Training Officer, attributes the high success rate of the Association’s training programmes to the careful selection of unemployed individuals to train for careers in Construction.

Being a privately registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training College that is accredited by the Construction Education Training Authority, Tjeka Training Matters is also extremely flexible and able to accommodate MBAWC’s training schedules.

We are proud to have assisted MBAWC help more enterprising young South Africans launch their careers in the Construction sector. It was an absolute pleasure working with another group of enthusiastic learners, as well as representatives of the MBAWC-affiliated companies where they completed their experiential learning.