Progression achieves level one B-BBEE status

May 2015 Skills Development and Transformation driven company, Progression, announced an increase in its (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) B-BBEE scorecard from a level 2 to a level 1, based on the old codes. “I am very proud that our commitment to transformation has resulted in us achieving a Level 1 score,” states Beth Cook, founder and CEO of Progression. The news comes at a time when there has been much discussion around the release of the revised B-BBEE Codes of Good Practise. “There are elements of the new codes that are going to challenge business in SA,” states Beth, “however we must remain mindful of the fact that the spirit of B-BBEE allows for incredible opportunities for many South Africans if it is used effectively.” Progression believes that including transformation as a core business value and reflecting it within the organisation’s po...
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Hope Mandeville Career Days Expo

April 2015 Progression recently participated in the 4th annual Hope-Mandeville Disability careers expo. The event, a joint venture by Hope School and Mandeville Disability Swimming, focuses on helping launch school-leavers with disabilities into careers that are right for them through formal employment, and skills development opportunities. Justene Smith, Progression’s Occupational Support Co-ordinator believes that the expo offers an excellent opportunity for opening the door of interaction between students and employers. “Many school-leavers are unclear of the value of work experience and are uncertain about the types of careers they would like to pursue.” states Justene. Participating in the expo offers Progression an opportunity to engage with young learners who will soon be ready to participate in the workplace. “Offering direction, career advice and making the learners...
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Progression invests in scarce skills through Apprenticeship programmes
by Candice Lambert

The scarcity of skilled Artisans in South Africa poses a real skills risk to certain economically active industries. Progression, a leading skills development and diversity management consultant, understands the challenge of aligning Skills Development Strategies with an organisation's core business all while meeting B-BBEE and other legislative requirements. In order to offer its clients the most appropriate Skills Initiatives, Progression recently elevated its Apprenticeship programme product offering. An Apprenticeship programme develops highly skilled tradesman which can assist companies in addressing the very real skills gap they face.  Progression’s Apprenticeship programmes now include accredited courses for Boilermaking, Pipe Fitting, Welding, Electrician, Fitter & Turner, Instrumentation, Tool, Jig & Diemaker, and Millwright. Candice Abrahams, Business Development Manager ...
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Progression takes local transformation and disability solutions to international heights

Progression, one of South Africa’s leading human resource development and transformation solutions providers, is pleased to announce that it will be establishing new operations in Melbourne Australia this year.  Having built its reputation for pioneering one of the most ground-breaking total disability equity solutions for private and public sector companies, Progression’s CEO, Beth Cook says that the company is delighted to have the opportunity to expand Progression’s international footprint, establish the brand globally and to share knowledge and best practise from both countries.  “It is our belief that South Africa and Australia will offer mutual learning opportunities that will grow the diversity, inclusion and transformational journeys of each country,” says Cook. “This exciting expansion is aligned to our strategic intent to gain international exp...
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Park Inn Newlands raises the bar

"A real shing example of responsible tourism and inclusion", announced at the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Newlands on 4 December 2014, one day after International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The partnership between Park Inn Newlands and DeafSa, displays true commitment toward transformation within South Africa. To read the full article follow the link below. http://www.idc.co.za/home/media-room/articles/753-unique-hotel-raises-bar-for-innovation,-responsible-tourism.html
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Progression's Year End Stocking Filler

As if reaping the rewards of sustainable skills development wasn’t already enticing enough, Progression is providing even more incentive for you this November and December to get on board with our Learnership Programmes. For every end-user Learnership agreement signed during November and December, we’ll throw in a FREE LAPTOP, pre-loaded with Office 365 and our full training course and material. Access to our exceptional training facilities has never been easier or more rewarding. Benefits include: Easy technological transition and application from classroom to workplace Enhanced and effective learning experience No need for employers to supply learners with IT hardware for Learnership No CAPEX required for assets/computers as it forms part of Skill Development spend Contact Progression to take advantage of this offer and take your Skills Development to the next level in 2015....
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Tidy Files Successfully Implements a Skills & Employment Equity Audit
by Sharon Bard

When Tidy Files, a leading local provider of end-to-end filing and storage solutions required a comprehensive Employment Equity and Skills Development plan, it turned to Progression, a leader in Human Capital and Transformation solutions. Progression would support and guide the company through a best practice Disability Equity Audit and Skills Audit that would link into its Employment Equity, Skills Development and B-BBEE strategies. The Challenge: Since its establishment in 1978, Tidy Files has developed into a leading provider of complete filing and archiving solutions. Having experienced significant growth over the years, with a nationwide client base and representation in other African countries, the company has a customer base of some 14 000, growing at a rate of an average of 100 customers per month. The company employs just over 300 people. In order to meet its legislative requirements, Tidy...
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Progression Celebrates Disability Awareness Month

Progression celebrates Disability Rights Awareness Month by speaking directly to the people in the know. During November and the first week of December, Progression will be posting video interviews of people with a disability where they discuss how they experience their rights in the workplace, and in their communities. They also share insights into what it’s like to live with a disability and what it takes to succeed in the corporate world. Lutendo Mfumba, Progression’s Support Administrator and a person living with a disability, is the director and producer of this campaign. She believes that speaking directly to the people who experience it is vital in creating awareness and acceptance around disability. "This campaign must help people with disabilities to understand their rights and also to understand other peoples’ experiences", explains Lutendo. The team at Progression hopes...
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PWD not recognised in draft QSE codes (comment before 14 Nov)

Small businesses contribute significantly to the South African economy. It is everyone’s responsibility to create an inclusive work environment and ensure that people with disabilities are not marginalised. The new draft QSE codes have been released and there is no score or recognition given to people with disabilities under any of the sections. As such, we strongly recommend that the DTI re-introduce recognition for people with disabilities under Employment Equity or Skills Development. Read the draft QSE BEE codes and please send your comments to the two DTI contacts below before 14 November 2014.   Ms Lumka Kemele Trade and Industry Advisor-B-BBEE Email: LKemele@thedti.gov.za Tel: 012 394 5469 Fax: 012 394 6469   AND   Ms Kumbe Mhlongo Equity Equivalent Secretariate-B-BBEE Email: KMhlongo@thedti.gov.za Tel: 012 394 1892 Fax: 012 394 2892...
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"It's the Ability not Disability that Counts"

1 October 2014 - "Managing disabilty in the workplace should, like any other human capital management function, respect and support a company's strategic intent, thus ensuring an outcome is sustainable and reflects true strategic growth." Insight into Progression's best practise model surrounding Disability Equity in the workplace, as featured in the 2nd issue of TFM Magazine. Open the attachment to read the full article.
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