ABET – a primary channel for mining OHS?

Adult Basic Education & Training, or “ABET” is not only helping mines raise the competencies of low skilled employees to improve productivity and efficiencies but uplifts members of host communities as well. Adult training and adult learning are also important means of strengthening occupational health and safety (OHS) protocol in the mining industry. Low skilled … Read more

Getting grownups ready to learn and succeed

There are many similarities and differences between adult and child learners. The success of any adult education and training (AET) programme is, therefore, dependent upon a deeper understanding of how grownups learn and, just as importantly, what makes them want to participate in basic literacy and maths training. It is this knowledge that has helped … Read more

Quality education for sustainable development

Education is one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” citizens of the world. Despite the significant progress made by many countries towards achieving this SDG, worryingly, sub-Saharan Africa is still lagging in terms of education inclusion. When … Read more

The future is a numbers game

The Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies are “disrupting” traditional industries the world over at a phenomenal rate. To compete at a global level, South Africa will have to keep pace by also undergoing a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is an era that is characterised by the integration of, among others, digital technologies, biology … Read more

How learning English and mathematics changed a 52-year-old mother’s life

Adult Education and Training is focussed on building a foundation of English and mathematics for adults in the workplace. It provides adults with a foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will kick start their journey of learning, opening access to further qualifications and often even promotions at the workplace. Once such example where a … Read more

ABET in Communication and Mathematics in customised outsourced BEE Training

Challenge: Employee struggling to communicate with customers and co-workers When my client contacted me the problem was as clear as daylight. In an attempt to contribute to the elimination of unemployment in the country they took on the services of a petrol attendant at their site in Nigel. The new employee is a native Xhosa … Read more

SETA Accredited Courses

What are SETA Accredited Courses? We often hear the term “SETA accredited courses” but very few people actually know what these are and how they impact on our lives.  First we have to know what SETA is!  SETA stands for Sector Education and Training Authority and role thereof is to provide a framework of skills … Read more

Math Courses for Adults

Boost Confidence and Improve Literacy Levels with Adult Math Classes Many adults in this country have not completed matric or even progressed beyond grade 9, and this could cause a serious lack of numeric comprehension that could affect the life of an adult negatively.  Adult math classes can help to progress you or your employees … Read more

Numeracy Training

The Importance of Numeracy Training Numeracy training goes hand in hand with literacy training, and actually forms part of the entire concept of literacy.  In the past literacy was defined as the ability to read, but nowadays it is just as important to be able to deal with numeral or mathematical concepts as it is … Read more

Adult Math Classes Gauteng

Adult Math Classes Are Vital To Gauteng One region has long been important both commercially and industrially to the economy of South Africa. Acting like a gigantic magnet, it continues to draw large numbers of migrants, all hungry for work and a share in that economy. For many, adult math classes may first be needed … Read more

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