1. Skills Development
Skills shortage is a major obstacle to economic growth, social development and sustain-
able employment growth in SA. In response to this, we offer the following skills development programmes:
1.1 New Venture Creation
The purpose of this programme is to provide an intervention that can form the basis for structured
learning and development for potential and existing entrepreneurs to capitalise on opportunities
to start and grow sustainable businesses that form part of the mainstream economy, enabling the
participants to tender for business opportunities within both the public and private sectors. This pro-
gramme is designed for participants who intend to set up or have already set up their own ventures.
Assessment of the competencies and knowledge in the programme is done in the context of the
learner’s own new venture.
We offer the following programmes with regards to the New Venture Creation skills
- Acquisition of an entrepreneurial profile which includes an innovation orientation
- An understanding of the industry/sector in which they wish to establish a new venture
- An ability to match new venture opportunities to market needs within a chosen industry/sector
- Determine and manage the financial requirements of a new venture
- Match new venture opportunities to market needs
Compile and utilise a business plan to manage a new venture and also where relevant, to
seek funding for a new venture
1.2 Construction Programme
This programme has been developed to provide flexibility/mobility/portability across the construc-
tion industry, thereby allowing for future career advancement across various fields of learning in
The rationale is to provide a continuation of training in various construction fields of learning.
Learners will be employed in the construction industry where the combination of practical work and
theoretical class room training, thereby empowering new entrants to the Construction Industry.
Benefits to the economy include employment of previously unemployable persons who can offer
skills to a number of different employer bodies, for example construction companies and govern-
ment departments where, during the construction and maintenance of physical infrastructure, such
skills will be in demand.
Portable skills refer to a skill or competency that can be transferred from one work context to
another. The issue of skills portability is highly relevant for economic and social development of
communities where infrastructure projects takes place. Entrepreneurs and workers need to have
relevant and verifiable skills in order to gain access to procurement and employment opportunities
and to adjust to changing consumer and labour markets. This includes the following programmes
that we offer:
1.3 Welding Application and Practice
The purpose of this programme is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning
required to work effectively in the welding industry and to meet the challenges of such an
The purpose of this programme is to develop learners who, after completion, demonstrate
the ability to:
- Use and apply mechanical and welding technology, techniques, processes and skills, as applied in
the fabrication and welding industry, using appropriate tools and measuring equipment.
- Use and apply a variety of fillet welding, oxy-fuel cutting and oxy-fuel joining processes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the welding industry and its productivity requirements, by applying
- Communicate effectively in order to achieve personal, business and organizational objectives.
(Range: Reading and interpreting work instructions, documents and drawings; maintaining effective
relationships; exploring options for further learning).
2. Enterprise Supplier Development
- The Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) programme has been developed in line with the
amended DTI’s Codes of Good Practice gazetted in October 2013.
The purpose of the programme is:
- To address the skills gap of the Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs) in the surrounding
communities of where the measured entity operates.
- To provide an accredited integrated skills and enterprise development programme for the Exempted
Micro Enterprises (EMEs) on the supplier database of the measured entity.
- To create capacity of local suppliers without creating single dependency.
- The ESD programme as part of the socio-economic development intervention helps improve
community development and aims to foster partnerships, and a meaningful and sustainable legacy
for the measured entity, through the development of infrastructure as well as enterprises, education
and training initiatives. It is a national imperative to pursue this.
3. Construction Management
We offer professional services to render technical support, provision of professional engineering
services for planning, design, monitoring and evaluation (including construction supervision).
We ensure quality planning, quality assurance and quality control. Review of relevant procedures
and techniques such as, cost/ benefit analysis, quality inspections, diagrams, statistical sampling,
trend analysis etc.
4. Project Management
Our Project Management intervention ensures that a project is properly approached, planned,
efficiently delivered, clearly communicated, and successfully closed. Project Management is an
evolutionary process where activities get further refined as clarity on scope, schedule and other
deliverables is unpacked. The Project Management process is championed by our Project Manager,
however it is done collaboratively with many key stakeholders including the people performing the
work, the client requesting the work, and the beneficiaries of the project infrastructure.