According to the B-BBEE codes of good practice, 2% of South Africa’s workforce should be represented by people living with a disability, however, only 1 % of our workforce is made up of this. This low representation of people with disabilities in the workplace may be a result of many factors, including the lack of awareness and knowledge on how to manage disabilities in the workplace.
This month Progression hosted a Disability Management in the Workplace Workshop with aims to address these challenges and assist organizations in learning how they can best manage disability within the workforce from various aspects.
The day was one of great success, our in-house disability expert, Justene Smith gave valuable insight on best practice measures for both HR and Management, and our guest speaker, Zahn-Michelle Abreu enlightened the audience on the new B-BBEE codes and how they fit in with the o...
“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo
Progression is elated to share in the success of one of our learners, Xolisile Ngaleka, who has been nominated for Woman of the Month at Wordworks for her excellent work in early literacy in Early Childhood Development (ECD). Additionally, Xoli has been nominated as Progression’s Butterfly of the Month for the month of August.
Her success in both her theoretical and practical training can be attributed to Xoli’s positive attitude, determination and willingness to learn.
Xoli is currently completing her Early Childhood Development NQF 5 Learnership, sponsored by Mac Consulting, with her theoretical training taking place at Siyakwazi and Wordworks.
Wordworks is a South African non-profit organisation that focuses on early language and literacy development in the first eight years of children&r...
This month we celebrate Bongiwe Khumalo as our Butterfly of the Month for the month of July. Bongiwe is currently completing her End-User NQF Level 3 learnership through HKA Global.
Bongiwe is being hosted at Progression for the duration of her learnership and is currently working in the Project Management department under her mentor, Zama Mkhize, Skills Development Manager at Progression. Her colleagues at Progression believe that she deserves the title of Butterfly of the Month as she is a diligent individual who is reliable, willing to learn and always keen to lend a helping hand whenever her team members need one. Bongiwe has proven to be an excellent asset in the workplace and has a wonderful nature and manner.
“I have learned to work hand-in-hand with my other team members,” says Bongiwe. “At Progression, we work in groups and as a team. This has shown me the importance of te...
Did you know that 80% of the brain in developed within the first 1000 days of a child’s life? Or that, according to the Statistician-General’s report, 47% of children aged 0 – 6 do not receive early childhood learning. Five learners who recently graduated from their Early Childhood Development (ECD) learnership aim to change this.
Mpume Nzimakwe, Veronica Nyanki, Bongekile Ngeleka, Nomzama Ngeleka and Siza Mvuna’s learning journey towards becoming qualified ECD Practitioners started 18 months ago. At the time the ladies were working as volunteers, referred to as Siyasizas, at a non-profit organisation called Siyakwazi.
Based in the Ugu District in KZN, Siyakwazi, together with Progression, plays a key role in the implementation and success of the Early Childhood Development programme.
“At Siyakwazi, we believe that all children can learn. We create individua...
It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the official launch of Rise. The organisation, which is a subsidiary of Progression, was born from a passion for people and creating opportunities within communities in South Africa. Our various projects offer corporates an effective and sustainable way of meeting Socio-Economic Development (SED) and Skills Development requirements in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.
With unemployment on the rise and a shrinking economy to battle, there will be a continuous aim and push for Socio-Economic Development and Skills Development, both being effective means of giving our economy a much-needed boost.
Through the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, Government is encouraging businesses to contribute to SED as a method of eradicating poverty by creating opportunities that allow the previously disadvantaged to become involved in productive ...
With a total of 19 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos, Sun International is the leader in the gaming, hospitality and entertainment sector. The Sun International brand is world renowned and exudes opulence, enduring quality and incredible adventure.
We were therefore completely humbled when Sun International chose Progression as their Disability Experts and partner to implement a Disability Strategy project within the organisation.
Though still in its implementation phase, this project has already made its mark as the first of its kind for Sun International and is being met with excitement and eagerness to know more.
Candice Lambert, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Progression, initially met with representatives from Sun International in December 2016. “The customer wanted a sustainable solution around disability management that they could implement in their business and ingrain ...
This month we share the story of Yamkelwa Mbelebele as we celebrate her success in our Butterfly of the Month feature.
Yamkelwa started her journey with Progression in July 2017 as she embarked on her Business Administration NQF 4 Learnership. Combined with her workplace experience, this learnership has given Yamkelwa the opportunity to, in her words, “interact with different people and to play a role in building and achieving as a team.”
Yamkelwa is currently being hosted at Progression on behalf of Oracle. She forms an important part of the Projects Department, holding the title of Project Administrator. Her mentor, Zama Mkhize, the Skills Development Facilitator at Progression, reports, “Yamkelwa is a very hard working and dedicated person to her work and studies, an extremely easy person to work with, and a very bubbly person. Our team enjoys working with her. She lis...
With National Epilepsy Week (12 to 18 February) as well as International Epilepsy Day (12 February) on our doorstep, it’s time to take a closer look at the condition that affects one out of every 100 South Africans and explore the issues around disclosure.
In celebration of this commemorative week, Progression is offering a 10% discount on our Disability Awareness and Sensitisation Workshops. T's & C's apply.
Awareness and sensitisation around disability in the workplace aims to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge about disability in order to promote an inclusive workplace. Initiatives are interactive, encourage attitudinal change and empower delegates to follow best practice, thus reducing discriminatory behaviour within the workplace.
To book your workshop with the team or for more information email us on email@example.com...
The WSP and ATR submission deadline is the 30th of April 2018. Preparing and submitting these documents can be very time-consuming, confusing and stressful. Progression is able to assist you and will ensure the process is painless and effective. We are also running an exciting promotion - Get 10% off all learnerships when you do your WSP and ATR submission through Progression.T&C's apply.
What is a Workplace Skills Plan?
The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document the skills needs in a company and to describe the range of skills development interventions that the company will use to address these needs. A WSP must be developed and submitted every year in order to comply with current Skills Development legislation. The WSP will normally be compiled by a registered Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) or other qualified person and submitted to the SETA. By c...
With an extensive footprint in Southern Africa and 125 years of service excellence, Babcock partners in the management of critically important assets that help to bring power to our homes and businesses, carry out work for infrastructure growth and enable the long-haul collection and delivery of goods within Southern Africa.
When Babcock approached Progression in 2014 about implementing a learnership programme in response to their skills development strategy, Progression was eager to be a part of and help drive this journey of transformation.
“We had never implemented such a programme before and were unsure what to expect when integrating learners with disabilities into our workforce, but felt that it could potentially add value to the overall organization. What I did know was that the journey we were about to embark on would be one filled with an abundance of learning curves, opportunities to...