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…

Training with a large socio-economic impact on marginalised communities

Tjeka Training Matters partnered with Beulah Africa and Future Families Joint Venture (JV) to train 135 people in technical skills under the South African government’s Community Work Programme (CWP). Targeted at unemployed and underemployed women and men of working age, CWP supplements livelihoods by providing a basic-level income security through work. It was launched by government to help address high unemployment in marginalised areas. Running from January through to March 2020, the training was undertaken…

12 unemployed people trained to operate construction plant and equipment

Tjeka Training Matters helped 12 unemployed people in George, Western Cape, acquire construction plant and equipment operating skills. Notably, six of the learners secured permanent employment positions at various construction companies after they completed their training and one of the top performers was a woman. None of the participants had previous experience operating construction machinery. They, therefore, had to first obtain a Code 14 license, before they were trained on a front-end loader and a…

Tjeka. Your Workforce, Only Better.

Click below to view larger version: Since 2000, TJEKA has been delivering excellence to the construction industry through skills development and training for competent and productive workforces. Our contribution to our clients’ scorecard requirements for managerial, supervisory, entrepreneurial and technical skills development on projects across South Africa and in neighboring territories is tried, tested and unparalleled.