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Achiever Awards: The best of the best in skills development

Achiever Awards: The best of the best in skills development

The Automotive Industry Development Centre [AIDC] received three awards for their stellar training programmes at the Skills Development Summit Achiever Awards ceremony held in Midrand on Wednesday evening.

The Achiever Awards recognised and celebrated the very best of the companies and programmes that are ensuring South Africans have the skills to move forward. The announcement of each winner was greeted by uproarious applause last night in Midrand. Between the networking and celebrating, guests were entertained by the smooth sounds of Black Ivory.

The winning skills training programmes were chosen based on their economic and community impact, sustainability, innovation and exceptional creativity. Judges also considered the employability of participants after they completed the training: “Having a skill will not make you employable, but having the skill to be employable, that is what we need,” says Justin Hogg, Achiever Awards judge from the South African Board for People Practices.

The recipients of the awards are the cream of the crop in skills development:

  • Best Training Programme (small company – less than 15 employees): College for Production Technology
  • Best Graduate Trainee Programme: Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
  • Best Training Programme (large company – more than 15 employees): General Electric
  • Best Innovative Training Provider: AIDC
  • Best Training Partnership Programme: Siyafunda Community Technology Centre
  • Best Training Provider: Production Management Institution
  • TETA Best Public Sector Training Programme: AIDC

The stars of the night were AIDC, who scooped three awards. They provide support for government programmes related to automotive and allied sectors. Their secret to their success? Always challenging themselves and staying ahead of the trend. “We are very grateful for this opportunity and are looking forward to new challenges,” says Itumeleng Monyane, Project Manager at the AIDC.

To find out more about the event, please visit www.skillsummit.co.za. Join the conversation on Facebook www.facebook.com/SkillsSummit/ and on Twitter @Skills_Summit.

To find out more about the AIDC, visit http://www.aidc.co.za/

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