South Africa needs a skilled workforce to compete in a
Without skills in
the use of a computer as a business tool and
international communication tool, staff find it
difficult to cope with their workload, meet their
deadlines, produce work of a consistently high
standard and communicate with colleagues.
Grinaker Inland Building identified a need for
skills training and embarked on a skills
development programme to raise the level of
computer literacy and computer skills in the
Thirty five staff
members from Grinaker Inland Building were
selected to attend computer skills training
courses at Knowledge Network in Rivonia. The
courses included skills training for those staff
members who had limited exposure to an integrated,
multi-tasking, networked computing environment,
training in the use of the Internet as a research
and global communication tool, and training in the
use of MS Excel as a business management tool.
The courses were
100% hands-on. All courses were run using the
Knowledge Network ILAMM (Integrated Learning and
Mentoring Methodology) methodology. The
methodology is unique and effective. "Users
gained skills quickly, and were able to apply them
immediately to relevant business tasks," says
Celeste Sandenbergh, Human Resources Administrator
for Grinaker Inland Building.
Online manuals and
onscreen help tools were covered so that staff
could solve their own problems and to help
themselves on return to the workplace.
was excellent and living in a technological
environment we need to be updated on a regular
basis. I will encourage people to learn to become
efficient using a computer as the workplace
requires computer literate people. The courses at
Knowledge Network were very effective", says
Mr Efram Danke.
The training was
arranged by Celeste Sandenbergh, Human Resources
Administrator. "The staff members loved the
training, enjoyed the personal attention they
received at Knowledge Network and were overjoyed
by the fact that they were selected by the company
to attend the courses."