ABET builds better companies

ABET builds better companies. This is by equipping your low skilled employees with essential basic English literacy and numeracy skills. Low skilled employees are the heart of many industries, fulfilling general but essential roles. It is, therefore, important that they are also able communicate efficiently in English, the formal language of business. This is to avoid misunderstandings that lead to mistakes, waste of resources, lost production and accidents. Moreover, your low skilled employees must be able to think critically and logically. This is so that they can solve problems by themselves. In this way, they are able to work independently, as opposed to relying extensively on co-workers and higher-ups for assistance to do their jobs.

ABET for low skilled employees

Triple E is a leading provider of ABET for low skilled employees. We are accredited by Umalusi, which is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education. For more information on Umalusi, refer to https://www.umalusi.org.za/services/accreditation/accreditation-explained/.

Our quality ABET is designed specifically to impart English literacy and numeracy skills to your low skilled employees quickly and efficiently. This is so that your team is always able to perform at its peak. We have remained industry’s preferred accredited training provider for more than 30 years. This is considering the proven large impact that our ABET has on business performance. The effect of our training interventions can be measured through marked gains in productivity, efficiency and accuracy.

Moreover, employees who have completed our ABET perform their jobs in a healthy, safe and environmentally responsible manner. You are, therefore, also reassured that your team always complies with occupational health and safety, as well as environmental legislation. This is especially relevant in highly regulated industries. In industries, such as mining, construction, engineering and manufacturing, non-compliance can lead to lost contracts, legal liability and damaged reputations.

For more information on ABET and its various levels, refer to https://www.saqa.org.za/sites/default/files/2020-07/National%20Qualifications%20Framework%20ABET%20Levels%20and%20the%20National%20Senior%20Certificate.pdf.

ABET builds strong teams

ABET builds strong teams by breaking down communication barriers in the workplace. Low skilled employees who have completed our ABET are confident in their abilities to communicate effectively with co-workers. Sound English literacy and numeracy skills facilitate cohesion. It is a positive sign when employees engage with one another. Employees who work well together produce and deliver quality products and services. They are also able to meet their deadlines and use company resources judiciously.

Importantly, the English literacy skills that employees gain from our ABET also enable them to communicate clearly with their managers and supervisors. Employees need to be able to approach their higher-ups for advice, assistance or for clarification to perform at their best.

In companies that nurture close working relationships with employees, staff turnover is also lower. This is because all members of your team, including low skilled employees, feel connected to their place of work. They know that they are being listened to, understood and that they are valued employees. Employee engagement has become an important means of measuring workplace satisfaction. Therefore, more managers are paying attention to this indicator and implementing open-door policies.

ABET reduces workplace tension

ABET reduces tension that may arise in the workplace as a result of misunderstandings. Low skilled employees who have completed our ABET, know how to communicate clearly. Their English literacy and numeracy skills enable them to convey information in a clear and orderly manner. As part of their English literacy training, they are also taught how to be active listeners. This is to avoid misinterpreting clear instructions in the spoken word.

Furthermore, they use their English literacy skills to read and write effectively. They know how to communicate their thoughts in a logical way that will make sense to their readers. Co-workers and managers, therefore, spend less time trying to understand illegible correspondence. Misinterpretations that could lead to lost time, bottlenecks and waste of resources are also avoided. Moreover, your employees will be able to understand clear instructions in the written word from their managers and supervisors. Your management team is, thus, empowered to achieve the company’s goals. When employees understand what is required of them and how to perform their jobs, they are also less stressed. They can, therefore, focus on being productive and efficient.

ABET provides strategic direction

ABET provides strategic direction for your low skilled employees. Their English literacy skills enable them to understand your vision, mission and ethos that is communicated to them. These should guide everything that they do in the workplace to ensure customer satisfaction. This strategic direction also enables them to take the necessary corrective steps to ensure that they are always making a solid contribution to the growth of their company.

ABET develops problem solvers

ABET develops problem solvers. This is because low skilled employees who have completed our ABET have sound numeracy skills. They also use these skills for timing, estimation and rounding, measurement and processing numbers. This is in addition to probability and data analysis, which is becoming even more important in this new technological era.   Basic numeracy has become very important in modern workplaces. https://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/wdr2019, provides insights into the impact that technology is having on jobs. The need to upskill low skilled employees has never been greater. This is considering the limited skills of the vast majority of South Africa’s workforce; high levels of unemployment; and growing inequality. For further reading on these topics, refer to https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2022/03/09/new-world-bank-report-assesses-sources-of-inequality-in-five-countries-in-southern-africa and https://www.dhet.gov.za/Planning%20Monitoring%20and%20Evaluation%20Coordination/Fact%20Sheet%20on%20Adult%20Illiteracy%20in%20South%20Africa%20-%20March%202021.pdf.

Learn more Triple E Training and our unique approach to ABET. www.eee.co.za.

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