Achiever Awards: Celebrating the absolute best in skills development

The Automotive Industry Development Centre [AIDC] received two awards for their outstanding training programmes at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit’s Achiever Awards ceremony, which took place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane yesterday. Pictured above (left to right) from the AIDC is Nerulal Ramdharie (CFO); Niki Nkuna (Project Manager: Stakeholder Relations); William Mogale (Departmental Manager: Skills Development and Training); Tebogo Thobane (Departmental Administrator: Skills Development and Training); Bethuel Bodigelo (Trade Test Assessor); Christina Romorola (Project Manager: Skills Development and Training).

The Achiever Awards recognises excellence in skills development and encourages companies across South Africa to implement training that improves productivity and changes lives. The winning skills training programmes were selected based on their economic and community impact, sustainability, innovation and exceptional creativity. Judges also considered the employability of participants after they completed the training.

The AIDC, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) to support government’s automotive programmes, received two awards: Best Graduate Trainee Programme and the Best Public Sector Training Programme. It is the second year in a row that they walk away with these awards. “We are very proud to be consistently delivering training programmes that open doors for our young people and to leave a legacy of sustainable and life-changing to our citizenry,” says Mogale.

Siyafunda Community Technology Centre, which makes use of digital technologies to support community, economic, educational, and social development to reduce isolation, bridge the digital divide, promote health issues, create economic opportunities, and reach out to youth, took home the Best Training Partnership Programme Award for the second year in a row.

The Achiever Awards also recognised the following companies for their skills development programmes:

  • Best Innovative Training Programme: School of Public Leadership
  • Best Training Programme (Small company): Tshireletsho Multi-Skills and Training
  • Best Training Programme (Large company): Pragma
  • Best Training Provider: BMGI (Pty) Ltd

To find out more about the event, please visit www.skillsummit.co.za. Join the conversation on Facebook www.facebook.com/SkillsSummit/ and on Twitter @Skills_Summit.

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