COEGA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (SDC) WITH CURRENT ACCREDITATION FROM CETA & MERSETA.
The Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd CDC owns Skills Development Centre which is hub for the Nelson Mandela Bay region and the Eastern Cape Province at large. The skills Development Centre, which is poised to become a Training Centre of the Excellence operates from state of the art CIDZ based infrastructure. The Centre also offers offsite training through its fully equipped and self- reliant Training mobile unit.
We offer skills development through the following programmes:
Training of candidates: If training gaps are identified, candidates are referred for training which can take the form of Skills Development Programmes or Learnerships.
Skills Programmes: These are usually funded by the Department of Labour and consist of short courses that can be credit bearing. Training for SMME’s can be funded for both construction and business fields.
Learnerships and Apprenticeships: Learnerships are occupationally directed programmes that contain both theoretical and practical components. They are normally 12 months in duration. The theoretical training is provided by a Training Provider, while the practical training is provided by a Host Employer. Learnerships are made up of Unit Standards. Candidates are assessed for competency against the Unit Standards and earn credits for those in which they are found competent.
Apprenticeships are formal contracts entered into between a candidate and employer. Based on the particular trade, training can last from 3 to 5 years. It also includes theoretical and practical aspects. At the end of the training, candidates do a trade test and if they are successful, they are registered as qualified Artisans.
Internships and Experiential Learning: These candidates normally have a theoretical background such as a Diploma or a Degree and an internship or experiential learning provides them the opportunity to gain practical work experience.
Moderation of training: While training is in progress, on-site visits with Training Providers and Host Employers are carried out to monitor the quality of training provided.
- Assesor, Moderator, Coaching and Facilitation Training (NQF4-6)
- Basic construction skills (suitable for EPWP projects and mega-projects and mega-infrustructure delivery projects)
- Safety Training (NQF1-4)
- Supervisory Training (NQF3)
- Construction Plant operator training (NQF2)
- Apprenticeship Implementation (construction and mechanical trades)
- Shop steward and Employee Relations Practioner Training (NQF 3-5)