To kick off the NQF level 4 Environmental Practices Learnership a “meet and greet’ was held in anticipation of their official first day on 1 June 2016. Learners got to meet each other as well as their respective site supervisors and managers, as well as the CTEET Learnership Team and Lesley Jones from Elgin Learning Foundation.
Elgin Learning Foundation, as the training provider, will be facilitating the theoretical component covering 23 unit standards (140 credits) in 8 modules to achieve the Further Education and Training Certificate in Environmental Practices. Their first module is scheduled for 4 July 2016.
There are 12 learners partaking in this Learnership primarily funded through the Local Government Sectoral Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) with the 13th learner, Anwar Boonzaair, funded through CTEET. Five of the learners (Kidwell Juqu, Melvin Booysen, Rando Arendse, Ntombiziphi Rafu and Thurlo Marco) have come off of the NQF 2 Nature Conservation Learnership. Anwille Saaiman, another NQF 2 learner was meant to go onto this programme was offered a permanent position with Quemic Africa the day of the meet and greet. The following reserves are participating in the learnership: Wolfgat, Tygerberg, Steenbras, Helderberg, Harmony Flats, False Bay Nature Reserve and the Gantouw Project based on Rondevlei Nature Reserve.
It is going to be a busy year for the NQF 4 group, however with all the support they will receive from the dedicated reserve staff as well as from CTEET, we are certain that we will have another successful learnership.
Good luck and may the “fours” be with you.