Jackson Brown Jr. said: “Don’t work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition”.
The Africa Skills motto of “Equip, Empower and Excel” has always guided the company in its strive to thoroughly prepare learners for the world of work, to embolden the community and to deliver training and services surpassing expectations.
The continuous hard work, commitment and willingness to walk the extra mile paid off and Africa Skills were lavished with recognition over the past few months.
In March the private college was credited for its valuable contribution towards Workplace-Based Learning in the Western Cape and supporting the Apprenticeship Game Changer Initiative. Then Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, presented Africa Skills with a Certificate of Recognition and it was accepted by Managing Director, Elsie Harmse and Chairman, Elvis Mvulane in Cape Town.
March Madness continued with the Africa Skills being awarded the National Silver Award for “Best Practice in Skills Development” in the Chemicals Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) sector.
Every two years the National Skills Authority (NSA) facilitates an awards ceremony to honour the institutions and individuals who have been vital in creating opportunities for South Africans, especially youth, to realise their goals and human potential in the skills training and employment sector. Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, remarked on this year’s awards ceremony by saying: “People love to be recognised and it is important that as a department we establish such platforms to keep people inspired to do more and better. These awards recognise the good work done by men and women of our beautiful country, who are charged with the responsibility of equipping our people with usable skills.”
Then in May month Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone Licencing Company SOC Ltd, a joint initiative of the Department Trade and Industry (the dti) – the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), and the Saldanha Bay Municipality, awarded Africa Skills with a “Certificate of Recognition” acknowledging “Outstanding Service in Skills Development & Training”.
The appreciation on these national platforms have launched Africa Skills to new heights yet again and confirms their continued commitment towards skills development, service excellence, and best practices.
Last but not least, the company celebrated and were awarded 10 Years of Membership of the George Business Chamber this year, displaying not only dedication to George and surrounding communities but showcasing their blessed growth since the inception of the business almost 12 years ago.
Africa Skills are truly humbled and honoured by their achievements and believe the impact of skills development is a powerful one – particularly when delivered in a focussed and targeted manner as proudly practiced by them.
Africa Skills will stay true to their motto and continuously Equip, Empower and Excel learners and clients with vigour and passion!