We are extremely proud to announce that NPI Governance Consulting has been nominated to receive a certificate for participating in the Vaal University of Technology Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) Programme.
The Co-operative Education Department at the Vaal University of Technology recognises the collaboration with industry by means of hosting an Employer Function twice a year. During this function a number of employers will be presented with Recognition Awards for consistent participation in the WIL programmes of the University,” wrote Annie Moletsane, Director of Co-operative Education.
It is especially poignant for us to be recognised for our work in Education, Skills Development and Training of graduates, amid a nation-wide protest for free quality education #feesmustfall.
It is also our wish that clients exploit the opportunity to contribute towards economic development through a two prong approach; 1. Structuring their BEE programs to deliberately create platforms for graduate intakes and, 2. Earning BEE points by employing a long term view that fosters sustainability as a practice.
NPI recognises the urgent need to bridge the gap between black graduates and employers, not only as a compliance requirement but also as a means to avert high graduate unemployment levels and stimulate economic participation of new entrants in the market.
Most times, the skills shortages in our markets are not adequately resourced as a result of a misalignment, of career orientation at secondary level, with market needs and requirements.
According to SAGDA’s Final Report on the Internship Baseline Study 2013, “Internships have a positive value in providing the required work experience for the majority of the interns. If the aim is to increase the country’s skilled human resources for future employability, then we should take seriously the potential of the internship pipeline to help achieve that goal. In the urgent pursuit to reduce unemployment, SETAs and government agencies (for example NYDA) should make sure there is proper alignment between work activities and career goals for interns. In a country riddled by lack of skills, we cannot afford to waste the potential to train interns and develop their skills and talent”.
The event will be taking place on Friday 11th November 2016 at Bon Hotel, Riviera on Vaal in Vereeniging.
We are very proud to be acknowledged for our constant efforts to drive the NPI Governance Consulting ethos; it is through these small consistent steps that we forge ahead in “Pioneering Equitable Growth in Africa”.
If you would like to find out more about our WIL programmes please contact our Marketing and Communications Manager Thato Malebane on thato@npiconsulting or call us on 011 259 4018.