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 involved training many candidates over a period of 18 months. Thus far, the training has been a resounding success, despite interruptions as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown that brought many construction sites to a standstill until it was eased later this year.

Training commenced in September 2019 and will be completed at the end of December 2020.

A total of 15 candidates are being trained in carpentry, 15 in bricklaying, 15 in plastering and 15 in painting.

Classroom theorical training was initially conducted in Thembisa, and the simulated practical and workplace training phases undertaken at the construction site.

Tjeka Training Matters’ Neville Carolissen and Vernon Geduld are providing instruction in carpentry; Gaidien Amadien painting; and Kassiem Davids bricklaying and plastering.

Leonora Chetty, Human Resources Director of Tiber Construction, says that the company only partners reputable training providers with a solid track-record serving the construction industry.

“Importantly, they must be reliable and committed to ensuring a positive outcome by prioritising the development and empowerment of our staff,” Chetty says. “Moreover, Tiber’s training providers must be accredited and offer recognised qualifications; follow a quality-assurance programme to ensure the highest possible standard of training; and offer a variety of flexible skills paths. The training that they provide should also allow for

Services Sector Education and Training Authority grants and South African Revenue Services tax rebates.”

Tiber Construction’s ongoing focus on quality training as a key component of business is evidenced by this leading building contractor’s excellent delivery and high quality of workmanship.