Quality construction skills training provides hope for inner city’s unemployed

Outreach Foundation has already equipped more than 80 people, mainly unemployed women and youth who live in the Johannesburg inner-city, with the skills they need to secure employment in the building sector. Based in Hillbrow, this non-profit organisation (NPO) empowers those in need by providing training and skills development, as well as social support and a safe haven. The quality building training is being provided by Tjeka Training Matters. Tjeka Training Matters specialises in building…

Tiber Construction and Tjeka Training Matters take training to new heights for prestigious public-sector development

Tjeka Training Matters, a leading registered private Technical and Vocational Education and Training college, is training 60 unemployed people from Thembisa for a Tiber Construction project that is being undertaken on behalf of a leading public-sector client body. Compass Consultants, which facilitated the training and implemented the learnership on behalf of Tiber Construction, appointed Tjeka Training Matters to undertake the training. This decision was based on Tjeka Training Matters’ 20-year-long track record providing quality training…

Ambitious young H&S officers ready to help make building sites safer

Trained by the Master Builders Association Western Cape (MBAWC) and Tjeka Training Matters, six young South African recently secured employment as Health & Safety (H&S) officers with MBAWC member companies. They now hold a National Certificate in Construction H&S and are registered with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). These individuals were part of a group of nine unemployed youth, the majority comprising women, who were chosen by the association…

Quality construction training key to success of post-Covid 19 infrastructure roll-out

Investment into infrastructure forms the cornerstone of government’s post-Covid-19 economic stimulus strategy. These projects are intended to create many jobs during the civil-engineering construction and building phases and, once completed, they will also act as a catalyst for further investment into infrastructure by the private sector to help kickstart economic activity. However, the success of this strategy is also hinges upon a focused approach to training to equip the embattled construction sector with the correct…

Hillary Construction places road construction training in the fast lane

Hillary Construction continues to invest into quality training with a specific focus on developing vibrant and long careers in the civil-engineering construction sector. Notably, the lion’s share of young South Africans who have been given the opportunity to participate in the company’s “Gap Year” initiative are from previously marginalised areas of the country, with a significant focus of the training also geared at attracting more women into the civil-engineering construction industry. The programme was launched…

Tjeka, EPWP and community youth made life a little easier for the elderly on Nelson Mandela Day

The Tjeka Training Matters team is proud to have again played its part in making a positive impact on the lives of South Africans on Nelson Mandela Day. This year, we decided to serve elderly unemployed people coffee and muffins while they waited in long queues outside a community clinic. People start lining up outside the clinic as early as 04h00 in the morning to seek professional healthcare services. Young people participating in various learnerships…

A smooth operator in a traditionally male-dominated industry

Intent on making her mark in what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, Sisipho Gongqo was one of the top performers out of a group of learners that recently completed its National Certificate in Construction Plant Operations. Tjeka Training Matters, a privately registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college that is accredited by the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA), undertook the training on behalf of the Western Cape Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Like…

State-of-the-art construction training and trade-testing facility set to open doors in October

Tjeka Training Matters, a leading registered private Technical and Vocational Education and Training college that is accredited by the Construction Education Training Authority and Quality Council for Trades and Occupations, will start training and undertaking trade testing at a new state-of-the-art facility that is being developed in Fisantekraal, Western Cape. When it commences operations in October 2020, the 1128m² facility will be able to undertake between 16 and 25 trade tests a month to enable…

Quality training helps keep road construction on track

Tjeka Training Matters was appointed by Concor, one of South Africa’s leading construction companies, to train unemployed people how to construct concrete-lined open drains (V-drains) on one of its projects for the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL). Tjeka provided exceptionally high standards of training to this specific Concor team on its previous projects where all of the workmanship of the trainees was accepted. In so doing, we helped bolster productivity levels and mitigate…

Skills training and building renovation success for Raubex

Tjeka Training Matters continues to build on a long legacy of providing quality training to the Raubex Group, one of South Africa’s leading infrastructure-development companies and a significant road-construction specialist. One of our more recent projects for this long-standing client entailed training candidates in the fields of bricklaying, painting, carpentry, plastering and renovation under the Department of Public Works’ Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Encouraging the use labour-intensive construction methods to maximise employment opportunities for…