“Virtual Training” arose out of a need due to the Covid pandemic lockdown period. Although a little hesitant to start with, companies are starting to use Virtual Training platforms to train delegates at their more remote sites who were never offered the training due to the cost (both monetary and time) of travelling to the venues.
Now training can be offered to sites in locations all around South Africa.
Added Advantage has been assisting companies to upskill their staff and also meet their Work Place Skills plans before April next year.
Austin Nunn a past student visited the centre today to get a friend to sign up for the course he had attended in 2018.
Austin attended the course held at the Engen Community Computer Training centre from July 2018 – October 2018. After completing the course he was successful in finding work with the Ignition Group. He said that the course helped him get the job and he uses everything he learnt on the course in his daily work. Thank you Engen for making a difference in Austin’s life.
Isipho Buthelezi was a student at the Engen Community Computer Training centre in 2017.
Isipho stopped by at the centre today to inform us that he had found employment at Imperial Company as a Diesel Clerk in July 2018. His certificate that he received on completion of the course helped him to get the job and he uses the computer daily for emailing and typing.
He is also furthering his studies in Public relations so he is able to use the computer to research and type up his assignments.
He is very grateful to Engen for equipping him with the skills that enabled him to find employment.
Isipho is 26 years old. This is another example of Engen making a difference in the upskilling of the youth in our community.
Thank you Engen.
The 5th September 2019, Added Advantage presented 68 learners from the Engen Community Computer Training centre with certificates. This was a 4 month End User Computing Skills program which included the following unit standards.
- Operate a Personal Computer
- Use Generic Functions in a Windows 7 Environment
- Managing files in a Windows 7 Environment
- Use Ms Outlook to send and receive messages
- Use Internet Explorer to search the Internet
- Use Ms Word to create and edit documents
- Use Ms Excel application to create and edit spreadsheets
- Use Ms PowerPoint to create and edit slide presentations
The program is sponsored by Engen Petroleum and administered by Added Advantage.
Having a well-trained workforce means that our productivity will increase which reduces mistakes, builds confidence in your staff and overall just makes for a happier workforce.
How to Assess Training Needs
If you have an HR Department they can conduct a training needs assessment. If your staff is smaller, it could be a good idea to assess individuals’ current level of competence, skill or knowledge in one or more areas and also ask your staff how they feel about their work. Do they feel they have enough skills to perform at a professional level? Would they like to learn more or even learn a new skill that could benefit your company or organisation.
A training assessment is the first step to any successful training program. With our 20 plus years of experience the staff at Added Advantage will be happy to help you with your training assessments and make some recommendations.