Integrated ICT and telecommunications company Vox celebrated an extra special Women’s Month with the graduation of 10 female employees, who have furthered their expertise through the company’s internal skills development programme.
“There is a strong culture of skills development and training within the company,” said Caster Seakamela, Skills Development Facilitator at Vox.
“We have different learning programmes including internships, learnerships, product and systems training. While completion of the course means that these ladies have a National Certificate, even more importantly they now have academic credits they can further build on.”
Vox regularly carries out training needs analysis across the company and its subsidiaries to identify areas where new or additional skills are required, and then puts together training programmes to upskill employees and fill those gaps. In addition, there are internal training programmes certified by relevant organisations and industry vendors, such as CompTIA and MikroTik.
The company has been working with external training providers to provide lectures for three consecutive days per month, with the outcome being an accredited certification ranging between NQF3 and NQF5.
“Four years ago, we started with an NQF level 3 Business Administration qualification for selected employees,” added Seakamela.
“Our success with these efforts has seen the learnership programme evolve over the years, to offer an NQF level 5 Project Management qualification opportunities that are in line with the needs of the business.”