Women help take Tjeka Training Matters forward

Tjeka Training Matters has allocated shares to Florah Ndlovu, Jabu Dladla and Gloria Ntluko, long-standing members of the team who continue to make a substantial contribution to the tremendous growth of this leading private Technical and Vocational Education and Training college over the years.

“Florah, Jabu and Gloria have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They have continued to demonstrate their grit and determination to succeed. As the country’s foremost provider of construction training, we will continue to play our part in building more inclusive civil-engineering construction and building industries. The Board of Directors is very excited to have these three industrious women as shareholders who I know will help steer us on our next growth path,” Frans Toua, Chief Executive Officer of Tjeka Training Matters, says.

Dladla continues to work closely with many of Tjeka Training Matters’ clients. Among other companies, they include Hillary Construction, Anglo American, Train-the-Nation, Raubex and the Central Energy Fund. Some of the other highlights of her career include assisting Randfontein Local Municipality, the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in Kokstadt and Newcastle, Olhorst, Beulah Africa and the National Youth Development Agency with their construction training requirements.

“Tjeka Training Matters has provided me with an opportunity to grow and develop professionally and as an individual. My co-workers and managers have been extremely supportive throughout my career. This has helped me to reach my full potential as a woman who is very passionate about training and the construction industry,” she says.

As part of the Tjeka Training Matters’ team, Ntluko has also nurtured longstanding professional relationships with many of the country’s leading contractors. They include Isipani Construction, Haw and Inglis, CSV Construction and Asla Construction. Notably, she was also responsible for implementing a learnership programme for Basil Read that entailed equipping 120 individuals with construction skills. This programme is still considered to be the benchmark in construction training in the country. Moreover, Ntluko helped to implement skills programmes for the National Home Builders Registration Council, the EPWP and the National Youth Service. She also supervised the operation of an apprenticeship programme for the City of Cape Town as one of her many flagship training projects.

“I am proud to have been given a chance by Tjeka Training Matters to be one of many women who are now contributing to the growth of the South African construction industry. Building and civil-engineering construction have changed significantly over the years, with more women working on construction sites throughout the country. This is a trend that will continue considering the many young women learners who are completing various construction short courses, learnerships and skills paths through Tjeka Training Matters,” Ntluko says.

Meanwhile, Ndlovu has helped to implement skills development programmes for Roshcon, Eskom Rotek, Tri Star Construction, WK Construction, Liviero Construction and Wesizwe Platinum. This is in addition to assisting Roadmac Surfacing, Tiber Construction, Kevin Bates Flooring and the Bombela Concession Company with their learnership requirements. Ndlovu is also particularly proud of the training programmes that she has helped to implement for government departments, such as the Western Cape Department of Local Government and the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development.

“I am extremely honoured to have played a part in helping to grow and develop so many construction professionals. Notably, many of them are women who have displayed the same determination that I have throughout my career at Tjeka Training Matters to make my mark in the construction and building industries,” Ndlovu concludes.