Each of our clients has different needs, so we tailor our Training accordinglyTriple E Training has been at the forefront of adult education and workplace training since 1991. Over the past 27 years, we have developed our products and services to meet the needs of a changing South Africa. Our passion for life-long learning motivated us to developed more than one training programme. We know that workplace training needs are vast and varied; therefore, we aim to have an assortment of learning options that can, in themselves, be tailored to suit different client’s needs. The result is that none of our training projects are alike. Every client has different training needs; therefore every product is packaged and presented accordingly. We believe that this flexibility is what makes us the best training provider. We are not a school, a college or a university. In fact, we don’t even offer training on our premises. We are a service provider who takes our adult education, learnerships and on-the-job training to the workplace and the community.
Work-based TrainingWork-based training is a strategy that provides employees with real-life work experiences where they can apply theoretical and technical skills and develop their employability. Work-based learning deliberately merges theory with practice, benefiting companies as well as employees. Companies have the advantage of additional points on their B-BBEE scorecard while employees benefit from the diverse methods of learning.
Hire for attitude and train for skillCompanies elect certain employees whom they wish to train. The training may be voluntary or mandatory. Placement assessments are done to ensure that employees are trained in the areas where learning is required. Some training options include a stipend for the learner, but some do not. Companies can register existing staff members; after all, it is called work-based training for this very reason.
Good reasons to train existing staff members:
- Research proves that skilled staff members perform better.
- Employees are looking for growth on the job.
- Career paths can be matched with planned steps in further learning.
- Training existing employees builds future leaders.
- Employees benefit from a structured learning environment and formal assessments.
- Learnerships run parallel with company needs.
- Points are earned for B-BBEE scorecard.
Community-based trainingOur community projects benefit the entire community, not just the unemployed or disabled community members who have been selected for adult training and development. The training venue is hired from a local church or community centre; the money they earn from the venue hire is ploughed back into the community.
Community projects are funded by commercial or corporate sponsorsEach project differs significantly according to the sponsor’s terms:
- Some community projects take place on-site; others are off-site.
- Some offer a stipend to candidates; some do not.
- Some provide a meal; others do not.
Genuine Broad-Based BEE vs. BEE complianceCommunity training is a prime example of how to empower the people of South Africa. Many companies are so absorbed with BEE compliance that they forget that the real reason behind training and skills development should be upliftment and empowerment. The great thing is that, through community development and empowerment, companies automatically comply with B-BBEE legislation and in so doing earn points on the skills development element of the BEE scorecard.
Each training programme is differentLiteracy levels influence the economic performance of a country. Being able to read allows someone to be trained much more easily at work; as a result, they will learn other skills too. It may increase their ability to use a computer or a complicated switchboard, or even fill in checklists as required, where previously this was not possible.
Empowerment increases opportunity, boosts confidence and provides better prospects.Numeracy training is a sure way to uplift and empower people; enabling them to interpret information that would otherwise be unattainable to them in everyday life. For example, drawing money from a teller, calculating the cost of grocery items, and managing a budget, are all abilities that many of us take for granted; but learning how to do these things enables another to be a more productive and confident human being. To fix and fill the vast and varied skills gaps that exist amongst your employees, it may be necessary to have more than one training programme running at a time. With Triple E Training this is possible. The unique nature of our adult education and training system means that all candidates who were simultaneously assessed will attend lessons in the same classroom. However, the facilitator who has copies of their performance graphs will train each candidate at their individual level. Whether we are doing Placement Assessments or rolling out AET / ABET, FLC, REALLL, or Learnerships; the
- progress and
- outcome of each training programme will differ depending on: i) the needs of any number of candidates, ii) the production schedule of the client, iii) the location of the training facility, iv) and the number of people who are enrolled in the programme.
Information SessionsThere is one common thread that runs through all of our training programmes, be they work-based, community-based, large, small, AET through to Learnerships; we provide information sessions before the project kicks-off. These information sessions ensure that the candidate knows what is expected of them with regard to attendance and participation. Candidates sign the training agreement to acknowledge that they will adhere to their side of the contract. Union representatives, community leaders, and HR management are all invited to the session. Sometimes employees have a negative attitude towards workplace training. Committing to on-the-job learning is not something to be taken lightly. Employees know that it is going to take time and effort, possibly a few sacrificed lunch breaks, or less opportunity to work over-time in order for them to fit the training into their work schedule. Therefore, our 45-minute awareness sessions are there to iron out any problems, and to make sure the employees are aware of all that is expected of them – as well as explaining the many benefits they will receive by sticking to the programme.
In ConclusionAdult Education and Workplace Training is an excellent way for businesses to empower disadvantaged people, to up-skill employees, and to assist with community development. However, the success of the project does not rest on the sponsor, the business, the training provider, or the government; it depends on the attitude and the stick-to-itiveness of the community member, the learner, and the employee who are being given the opportunity to grow and develop themselves.
WHAT we do isn’t nearly as important as WHY we do it.
Call Triple E Training and let us tailor the most rewarding Training Package for your unique needs!