Mining company empowers its employees

Trainee Jason Bradley receives a certificate from instructor Annalize se Beer.

Local company and provider of rock drilling equipment Weco (Pty) Ltd held a graduation ceremony on Saturday 9 November for 14 of its employees who completed their training in several disciplines this year.

According to human resources training and development officer Busani Moyo these employees underwent leadership, team-building and personal-productivity training as part of the company’s aim to develop their greatest assets – their employees.

“The company’s vision statement revolves around the fact that we aim to provide wealth creation opportunities to all our stakeholders and we do this through developing employees’ skills,” he says.

Trainees had a tough year of tests, training and groundwork under instructors Gregory Waltole and Annelize de Beer who stood proud of their accomplishments at the ceremony.

Weco started their employee training programme at the beginning of 2011 when 54-year-old Havington Mbuyisa requested help to learn to read and write.

In the past three years more employees have joined the programme.

Weco currently has two apprentices registered with MerSETA. One is completing his training in Tool, Jig and Die Making and another in doing Fitting.

There are also six ABET learners completing various levels.

According to Moyo this year’s graduates were a unique group of people who will be great assets to their community and the country as a whole.

Amoryn Golden

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