SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS STORIES
Coega Human Capital Solutions currently manages 13 skills development projects to a total grant value of over R100000 000 on behalf of several SETA’s and the National Skills Fund. In addition, several consultancy projects are underway.
Our skills development success stories include:
1. National Skills Fund (NSF) Project Implementation
Coega Human Capital Solutions has in excess of 1200 unemployed candidates in training for technical occupations, the majority of whom will qualify as artisans upon completion of their programmes. NSF projects have been implemented on behalf of:
- Office of the Eastern Cape Premier for its Eastern Cape Strategic Skills Development Project, where Coega Human Capital Solutions is responsible for delivering learnership and apprenticeship training to 600 unemployed learners leading to their final trade testing and certification as artisans,
- Nelson Mandela Bay Metro for skills development and training of 200 unemployed candidates,
- Food BEV, E-Seta and Chemical Sector Seta (CHIETA).
For assistance with your NSF Project Implementation, please contact Mrs Amanda Thomson on:
Telephone: +27 41 404 7305
Fax: +27 41 404 7301
2. Coega Institute of Technology and Future Studies
With 19,500 m2 under roof, this is the single largest skills development facility in South Africa. The Institute is an:
- advanced manufacturing skills development centre,
- technology transfer hub between South African industry and international partners, and
- SME incubator with industrial production facilities and workshops, innovation support and on-site mentoring.
This skills development centre boasts a 250-seat e-learning centre, backed by high capacity / high speed broadband connectivity, a science and technology centre, retail facilities and a 500-seat multi-media auditorium to accommodate in excess of 2000 learners per day. Short-term residential facilities are available at the Vulindlela Construction Village for up to 1000 delegates.
Strategic skills development partnerships include:
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (the Coega Institute of Technology and Future Studies is a feeder institution to the University)
- TVET UK for international parity of qualification offerings (particularly around the construction and BPO Sectors
To explore skills development and training opportunities offered by the Coega Institute of Technology and Future Studies, please contact Mziwoxole Dube on:
Telephone: +27 41 404 7304
Fax: +27 41 404 7300
3. Coega Human Capital Solutions has developed a Graduate Internship and Apprentice curriculum and training delivery platform for the Department of Roads and Public Works, reflective of the latest industry technology and legislative changes. The curriculum is designed to lead to the professional registration of interns upon completion of the programme.
4. Coega Human Capital Solutions has developed and implemented Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Human Resource Development Strategy, and chaired the Metro’s Human Resource Development Working Group that is representative of industry, local government, the training and academic community and organized labour.
5. In partnership with Transnet Projects, Coega Human Capital Solutions Business Unit successfully recruited, trained and placed in excess of 4000 workers during the construction of the Port of Ngqhurha.
6. The development and implementation of an Organising Framework for Occupations on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro resulted in a publicly accessible and integrated data management system that:
- links all available training opportunities in the Metro to a central enrolment system
- has comprehensive career guidance information, inclusive of industry trends and occupational outlooks
- links job seekers with all available job opportunities in the city
- enables employers to recruit on-line and immediately access the candidate database for suitable applicants.
To take advantage of this database, register at http://www.g2o.co.za/
7. Coega Human Capital Solutions’ Coega Zone Labour Agreement is regarded as international best practice by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Fair Labour Standards Initiative. To date, the average days lost on the Coega IDZ due to industrial action over the past nine years is 0.026% - in stark contrast to the average maintained on mega-projects elsewhere in the country.
8. Human Resource and SME Development was undertaken for the Kouga Development Agency, inclusive of ensuring local job opportunities, central recruitment, placement, skills development and training of project labour, employment relations (inclusive of Project Labour Agreement negotiation), identifying SME work packages, SME development and stakeholder engagement.