Submission Date : 2019-04-23
Plastics|SA shared updates and latest developments within its training division with a series of well-attended breakfast sessions held around the country recently. The theme of this year’s breakfasts was
‘Curiosity : the path to life-long learning’.
Explaining the purpose of hosting these annual information-sharing sessions, Kirtida Bhana, Training Executive at Plastics|SA says: “These breakfasts provide the ideal platform to connect with our past, current and potential clients at the beginning of each year. It also allows us to highlight exciting activities in the training division, discuss the latest trends affecting their day-to-day business and identify any specific training needs they might have.The inspiring theme and related insights offered the attendees ‘food for thought’, rather than simply more information.
FLTR: Catherine Cameron(Jeff-Art Signs), Isabelle Brettenny (Regional Training Manager: Western Cape)and Kirtida Bhana (Training Executive, Plastics|SA)
Some of the happy guests who attended the information sharing breakfast held in Cape Town after they had won gifts in the lucky draw. Seated in front were: ObaydullahSanaai (Proficient Packaging and Andrew Murray (Plastics SA). Standing back FLTR:Melanie Venter (Spicoly Plastics), Ingrid Painczyk (Spicoly Plastics),Daniel Maishoane(Merseta), SisekoSitole(Merseta),Shandre’ Davey (Usabco), Kim Arendse(Plastics|SA),Tessa O’Hara(SA Polymer Technology),Isabelle Brettenny(Plastics|SA), Peter Rebello(SandPlast),Marthinus Van Wyk (Western Cape Government), Kirtida Bhana (Training Executive Plastics|SA),Tony Duss(Alplas Plastics),ZikhonaNokama(Plastics|SA), Geraldine Booyse(Barrs Pharmaceutical Industries), and PumezaMbula(BarrsPharmaceutical Industries)
FLTR: Isabelle Brettenny (Plastics SA),Bernard Smuts (AAT Compsites),Danielle Dunn (PlasLantic),ZikhonaNokama (Plastics|SA), Kim Arendse (Plastics |SA), Andrew Murray (Plastics |SA), Charlene Samuels (Allflex Packaging), Marthinus Van Wyk (Western Cape Government)
FLTR: MatshidisoPhala from Merseta, guest speaker Roxanne Da Mata (Strata-G Labour Solutions), Kirtida Bhana and Isaya Ntuli (Plastics SA) and Thulani Tshabalala from Merseta
Above: Lucky Draw winner Vusi Nxumalo (left) receives a 3-day Training Voucher from Isaya Ntuli (Plastics SA) at the Johannesburg Information Sharing breakfast.
Front row standing fltr are: Kim Arendse, Zandile Mtsewu (QPlas Pty Ltd), Amos Ncanywa (Perspex SA), PamellaMahuwa (Rehau Polymers), Michael Oelofse(Rhino Manufacturing). Back row fltr: Gerald Pietersen (3D Consulting), Kirtida Bhana (Training Executive Plastics|SA), Dion Nqmakwe (QPlas Pty Ltd), Andy Radford (Mandela Bay Composites), Quintin Thrussel (Rhino Manufacturing), Isabelle Brettenny (Plastics|SA), David Kolm, Nigel Bennet (Ebor Automotive Systems).
Gerald Pietersen (3D Consulting), PamellaMahuwa (Rehau Polymer), KirtidaBhana (Training Executive Plastics|SA), Isabelle Brettenny (Plastics|SA), Quintin Thrussel(Rhino Manufacturing), David Kolm, Nigel Bennet (Ebor Automotive Systems), Andy Radford(Mandela Bay Compsites),Kim Arendse Plastics|SA), Michael Oelofse(Rhino Manufacturing), Amos Ncanywa (Perspex SA), Zandile Mtsewu(QPlas Pty Ltd), Dion Nqmakwe (QPlas Pty Ltd).
The success of Plastics|SA’s training offerings is clear to see in the more than 3,500 students that successfully completed their training this past year at the company’s training centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. “We have been working hard to create oases of learning at each of these centres by upgrading facilities and equipment that will facilitate hands-on training and practical experience,” Kirtida adds.
Commenting on the success of Plastics|SA’s training offering in their business, Geraldine Booyse of Bars Pharmaceuticals had this to say: “The content of the training modules is very interesting and the staff are very knowledgeable. They are able to share their expertise with students across different industries, keep our students motivated and boost their morale”.
Michael Noel,an Engineer at Volkswagen who has benefitted from the Raw Materials Programmes at Plastics|SA,added his observation too. He said that Plastics|SA’s trainers have a real understanding of the industry; the students’ needs and how to impart much-needed knowledge in a practical and flexible way.
Plastics|SA added one new programmeto its training curriculum for 2018:
Smiling, inspired and happy faces all around. Plastics|SA’s regional office in Maitland, Cape Town, had a good turn-out of past, current and potential customers who attended this year’s Information Sharing Breakfast.
“We take great pride in offering our customers specialized, customized and contextualized material that addresses their individual needs and those of their workforce. It is hugely rewarding to receive feedback from our customers and the students that we have trained, but this does not mean that we get too comfortable. On the contrary, it inspires us to work even harder and refineour “pockets of excellence” through continuousimprovement of training expertise in the various areas”, Kirtida concludes.
For more information about the training programmes on offer at Plastics|SA, please visit their website at www.plasticsinfo.co.za/training.