The College of Production Technology (CPT) won the Achiever Award: ‘Best Training Programme by a Small Company 2013’ at the recent BHP Billiton sponsored annual Skills Development Summit – FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR! The Dawn Group nominated CPT for their presentation of the Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervision Learnership at NQF Level 4 – aimed at Team Leaders and Operation Managers. In 2012 CPT won the same award for the Learnership: Wholesale and Retail Distribution at NQF level 2. CPT IS THE ONLY COMPANY TO HAVE WON AN ACHIEVER AWARD AT THE SKILLS SUMMIT FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS! Some of South Africa’s most innovative industry and business players, government departments and organisations were honoured at a glittering gala awards dinner at the CSIR International Convention Centre on the 7th August 2013. Hosted by Achiever magazine and sponsored by BHP Billiton, the prestigious Achiever Awards single out and pay tribute to businesses and other establishments who demonstrate their commitment to the enhancement of their employees’ skills base by implementing training and development programmes that are relevant, innovative and effective. The event was the culmination of the annual, highly successful Skills Development Summit, which was addressed by a plethora of Government ministers, deputy ministers, industry leaders, educationalists and others. The Achiever Awards attracted more than 350 key industry players, government institutions and trade councils and saw a range of winners in myriad different categories. The honours at the Awards are bestowed on employers and providers whose skills development initiatives have undergone a rigorous screening process by an independent panel of judges. The judges look for industry relevance, innovation, sustainability, exceptional creativity and socio economic impact. BHP Billiton CEO, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, told the gathering that the National Development Fund (NDF) strove towards a thriving economy, with all South Africans skilled and employed by 2030. “BHP Billiton believes in being a good corporate citizen of South Africa, and fulfilling this great vision,” he said. His company sponsored the Awards because they were “a business imperative”. The College of Production Technology offers accredited training in the Wholesale & Retail, Production & Manufacturing and Logistics & Supply Chain sectors at different NQF levels. CPT thanks Mrs Stephanie Williams for the nomination and looks forward to a long and successful partnership with The Dawn Group.
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