SAFETI together with Road Material Stabilisers have developed a unique 3 Step Incubator Programme deliberately aimed at the issue of sustainable job creation. This programme is ideally suited for women, youth and disabled.
Step 1 : Empowerment Mastery
With majority of trainees having come from disadvantaged backgrounds and a significant portion of them having had very little education, low self-esteem and hope of a brighter future can often be considered ever out of reach with each passing day.
The primary focus of the Empowerment Mastery training is to nurture the very core of these individuals and to awaken the knowledge within each trainee providing the confidence for self-development and improvement.
The modules covered are SAQA accredited and have been further updated with modern day learnings from Executive MBA’s capturing the wisdom and teachings from the greats such as Anthony Robbins, Les Brown, Jim Rohn, John Maxwell and many others. This has been filtered and broken down into a simple yet thought provoking training modules.
The “soft skills” plays a significant role because it opens trainees minds for the next phase of the training, that being the introduction to road construction.
Step 2: Construction Roadworks
Trainees will be taught to manufacture their own quality cold asphalt that is compliant with recognised road standards such as TRH8 and can be tested to full Marshal. The training will cover:
- Establishing and assembling an asphalt manufacturing and distribution centre
- Asphalt Manufacture (4 different asphalt mixes or asphalt related products)
- Road Repair (causes, identification and repair of potholes)
- Road maintenance (slurry mix, edge breaks)
- Road surfacing techniques (new surfaces, overlays, sidewalks)
- Traffic calming (speed humps)
The practical part of training will be done prior to the theory. Reason being, since learners are mainly unskilled, it will be easier for them to grasp the content when first exposed to practical work based training as opposed to the theory first. 70% of training is practical and 30 % theory.
Step 3: Entrepreneurial Development
The ultimate goal of the incubator program is to exploit the technical and soft skills that have been transferred and prepare trainees to start their own business. This can either be achieved by establishing themselves as SMME contractors or joining forces with fellow trainees to establish a primary co-operative.
The entrepreneurial training will cover the developing of business plans, the principles of managing and financing a new business and tender documentation and submission.
Stellenbosch Municipality in the Western Cape is one of our clients that have implemented such a program.