This month we share the story of Yamkelwa Mbelebele as we celebrate her success in our Butterfly of the Month feature.
Yamkelwa started her journey with Progression in July 2017 as she embarked on her Business Administration NQF 4 Learnership. Combined with her workplace experience, this learnership has given Yamkelwa the opportunity to, in her words, “interact with different people and to play a role in building and achieving as a team.”
Yamkelwa is currently being hosted at Progression on behalf of Oracle. She forms an important part of the Projects Department, holding the title of Project Administrator. Her mentor, Zama Mkhize, the Skills Development Facilitator at Progression, reports, “Yamkelwa is a very hard working and dedicated person to her work and studies, an extremely easy person to work with, and a very bubbly person. Our team enjoys working with her. She lis...
With National Epilepsy Week (12 to 18 February) as well as International Epilepsy Day (12 February) on our doorstep, it’s time to take a closer look at the condition that affects one out of every 100 South Africans and explore the issues around disclosure.
In celebration of this commemorative week, Progression is offering a 10% discount on our Disability Awareness and Sensitisation Workshops. T's & C's apply.
Awareness and sensitisation around disability in the workplace aims to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge about disability in order to promote an inclusive workplace. Initiatives are interactive, encourage attitudinal change and empower delegates to follow best practice, thus reducing discriminatory behaviour within the workplace.
To book your workshop with the team or for more information email us on email@example.com...
The WSP and ATR submission deadline is the 30th of April 2018. Preparing and submitting these documents can be very time-consuming, confusing and stressful. Progression is able to assist you and will ensure the process is painless and effective. We are also running an exciting promotion - Get 10% off all learnerships when you do your WSP and ATR submission through Progression.T&C's apply.
What is a Workplace Skills Plan?
The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document the skills needs in a company and to describe the range of skills development interventions that the company will use to address these needs. A WSP must be developed and submitted every year in order to comply with current Skills Development legislation. The WSP will normally be compiled by a registered Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) or other qualified person and submitted to the SETA. By c...
With an extensive footprint in Southern Africa and 125 years of service excellence, Babcock partners in the management of critically important assets that help to bring power to our homes and businesses, carry out work for infrastructure growth and enable the long-haul collection and delivery of goods within Southern Africa.
When Babcock approached Progression in 2014 about implementing a learnership programme in response to their skills development strategy, Progression was eager to be a part of and help drive this journey of transformation.
“We had never implemented such a programme before and were unsure what to expect when integrating learners with disabilities into our workforce, but felt that it could potentially add value to the overall organization. What I did know was that the journey we were about to embark on would be one filled with an abundance of learning curves, opportunities to...
Progression was elated to attend the recent graduation of 3 remarkable learners who have reached every learner’s ultimate goal - moving from learner to permanent employee.
Colin Gooderham, Kutlwano Molebatsi and Lebogang Lekwana are our Butterflies of the Month for December and January. These learners started their journey at Babcock four years ago and have successfully completed a number of learnerships.
Kutlwano Molebatsi has completed Business Administration NQF level 3 and 4 learnerships as well as an Accounting Technician NQF level 3 learnership at Babcock. Kutlwano states that being part of a multimillion rand company while working towards his own goals motivated him to take part in these learnerships.
He goes on to highlight the importance of having an education and up-skilling yourself by stating, “With continuous technological advancements and the need for skilled employee...
For the past 28 years, the 1st of December has been commemorated as World AIDS Day, highlighting the plight of the pandemic and also celebrating the momentous strides made in combating the virus. On its 29th anniversary, under the theme, “The Right to Health”, the day’s focus will be on raising awareness and educating people on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
In a country where over seven million people (12,6% of the population) are living with HIV, there have been calls to categorise the epidemic as a disability. Disability expert at Progression, Justene Smith, argues the pandemic can lead to disabilities.
“There are situations where HIV/AIDS can prevent an individual from performing the inherent requirements of their job and can have a negative impact on their performance. In such cases, HIV/AIDS could be classified...
October marked Social Development Month. This year it is commemorated under the theme, “Working Together to Build Caring and Sustainable Communities for All”.
In celebration of Social Development Month, Progression invites organisations to give back to the community through our exciting new project.
Progression has partnered with Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Special Education Needs (SEN) Facilitator, Siyakwazi, in an innovative new skills development project. The partnership is driven by both organisations’ values around empowerment, inclusion and accessibility for all.
The Siyakwazi project
Siyakwazi focuses on giving support to children within rural communities of the Ugu district, no matter what their disability, learning problem or circumstances may be, to help unlock their full potential and overcome any barriers preventing success. The organisation employs voluntee...
Johannesburg, November 7 2017.
A vast majority of South Africans experiencing a mental illness are not afforded treatment largely due to a lack of resources in our health care system.
This came out at the 6th annual Disability Conference hosted by equity solutions company, Progression in Johannesburg.
Research shows that as much as 85 percent of South African’s do not receive treatment for mental illnesses.
“Reasons differ, but among the most common issues for people not being treated for mental illnesses are lack of awareness surrounding their condition, the stigma associated with mental disability, access to effective treatment and cultural beliefs,” said Justene Smith of Progression.
In the spirit of Disability Awareness Month (03 November- 03 December), Progression focused on mental disability in the workplace.
“A lot of people don’t even know that mental ...
We would like to congratulate Fatima Kungunde as November’s Butterfly of the Month.
Fatima is in the process of completing her Business Administration NQF 4 learnership in the Dispatch department of Multotec (PTY) Ltd.
According to Fatima, through her learnership, she has achieved many things that seemed impossible in the past. “Personally, I have gained valuable experience and skills in both Business Administration as well as Logistics. Professionally, I have acquired many skills, including telephonic manners, communication skills, self and workplace discipline as well as the relevant skills needed to succeed in the workplace,” comments Fatima.
She goes on to list her achievements while on her learnership, “I have built myself a career in logistics, I am able to handle problems without any supervision, I work under pressure perfectly and have become a much stronger and bett...
In celebration of the upcoming National Disability Rights Awareness Month, Progression will be offering a free Disability Awareness Day (valued at R30 000) to clients who sign off on the below learnerships. T's&C's apply.
Business Administration NQF 2
This qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved in the administration function in any organisation. It contains all the competencies, skills and values required by a learner who wishes to access the National Certificate in Business Administration Services at NQF: Level 3. The core component contains competencies in information handling, communications, enterprise/customer service, business policies and procedures, among others.
For more information about this qualification click here.
National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Sales Practice NQF 3
The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners to unde...