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Looking forward to a future in an office

20160212_084702_resizedWhile the aspiring Bake for Profit entrepreneurs hone their skills in kitchens and bakeries, Frail Care students gain valuable practicDSC02204al training at institutions and the Job Readiness learners participate in retail job shadows, the training centre continues offering Office Basics training for candidates with a desire to equip themselves for a future in the corporate world.

This course includes Call Centre training with intermediary PC skills and Office Practice.

12747445_792912794148570_7781153523800739116_oThroughout the 8 week programme, learners have plenty of opportunities to practice the skills that they are taught as they capture information for the centre, assist with printing, binding and filing of documentation, reception and outbound phoning duties.20160222_104651

During the training, a visit is made to the TFG call centre to expose learners to the opportunities available to them i
n this fast growing industry. On successful completion of their course, these learners are given the chance to prove themselves in job shadows in environments best suited to each learner.
Thanks to the generosity of the Durbanville business community, our learners have had the benefit (and great thrill) of experiencing working in an office environment for the first time.20160316_092328

Nozuko T20160316_135101yeku (41) from Guguletu, was all smiles during
her job shadow. She was pleased to discover how well the training had prepared her for office work. Nozuko previously worked in a retail bakery.

Janine Matwan (23) from Fisantekraal has been working weekends as a casual at Pick ‘n Pay. She completed the Office Basics course to improve her chances for promotion into an office environment, while also working towards her goal of completing her paralegal studies. Janine completed her job shadow at Exceed Accounting (who provide a pro-bono accounting service to Fisantekraal Centre for Development). Janine says that she felt fully equipped to cope with the challenges of handling the reception of a busy office.

20160316_110134Joanne Januarie (22) from Scottsville says “I have gained so much confidence in myself and know that I can do whatever I set my mind to”.

AmyLee Farao (20) from DeNovo, Kraaifontein, says that “the training equipped me with the skills t20160316_130804hat I need to get a job so that I can achieve my goals”.


Cynthia Coetzee (52) from Scottsville enjoyed her job shadow at Radio Tygerburg. She previously worked in a cut and trim factory and is looking forward to taking the leap into an office.

After 8 weeks of training, 10 grateful learners celebrated the successful completion of their training, looking forward to the challenge of achieving their goal to improve the quality of their lives.