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Clerk of Works Graduation – Class of 2018 graduates from CDC skills develop - published 9 Jul 2018

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REWARDING EXCELLENCE: Richard Tyesi (30) Clerk of Works Graduate (left) receives hiscertificate from CDC CEO, Pepi Silinga(right), at the Clerk of Works Development Programme graduation ceremony whichtook place at the CDC head office on Friday, 6 July 2018.


Clerk of Works Graduation Class of 2018 graduatesfrom CDC skills development programme.


CDCheld the Clerk of Works Development Programme Graduation for the class of 2018at their head offices on Friday, 6th July 2018. The graduationmarked the end of the eighteen (18) month programme for the participants inwhich they received certificates as proof of participation in the programme.


Theprogramme, which started in 2014, a brainchild of the Coega CEO’s office, was thefirst of its kind in any South African organisation. The programme seeks tocombine the theoretical work done by participants at training institutionswhilst equipping them with practical skills training in site management,project management, bricklaying & plastering, plumbing and carpentry toname a few.

REWARDING EXCELLENCE: (from left to right): Technical Manager:CostEngineering Unit, Hugh Tamblyn, CDC CEO, PepiSilinga, Programme Manager (MAQS), Arthur Baatjes and Head of Coega Development Foundation, Mzoxolo Dube,with the twelve (12) graduates of the Clerk of Works Development Programme attheir graduation ceremony.


The successof the programme has seen a zero dropout rate throughout its duration and hasmanaged to attract competitively qualified candidates over the years.  This success has thus led to the Departmentof Higher education along with industries, to scope a program, which will leadto a qualification in the field and present it as a national occupationalcertificate based on the Clerk of Works framework.


CoegaCEO, Pepi Silinga, expressed joy at yet another successful end to theprogramme. “Your stories are precisely the reason why these programmes are moreimportant than the small numbers we are able to assist”, he said. “To me thisprogramme represents a lot more than just the fact that you participate. Itgives you the possibility of not only changing your lives, but changing thelives of those around you”, he continued.


RichardTyesi (30), one of the twelve (12) graduates of the programme, expressedgratitude to the CDC on the skills development training received. “On behalf ofall twelve (12) of us, I would like to show to you our deepest and most sinceregratefulness because we are more thankful for you giving us an opportunity andinvesting in us to grow in the paths in which we’ve learned for”, he said.“However I do know for a fact that, I and all of my colleagues, we’re stillhungry for more experience for even larger projects than we’ve seen already”,he concluded.



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