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UD Trucks’ Training Programme Empowers Staff And Community

03 October 2011 | Print

UD Trucks Southern Africa celebrated the graduation of 30 learners which formed part of the company’s staff and community developmental and training programme.

UD Trucks Southern Africa celebrated the graduation of 30 learners which formed part of the company’s staff and community developmental and training programme.

“We passionately believe in the vital importance of training and investing in the future of our employees and surrounding community,” said Johan Richards, chief executive of UD Trucks Southern Africa.  “The objective of the programme is to provide ongoing developmental opportunities that not only allow us as a company to achieve our business objectives, but also to empower and contribute to the overall development of the participating learners.”

Through this MERSETA-accredited programme, 15 disabled learners were given the opportunity to gain qualifications that addresses the specific needs and requirements of the manufacturing industry, as well as the Government’s initiatives in this regard.

The unemployed disabled learners completed twelve months of training and completed modules ranging from numeracy and literacy to production concepts, employer/ employee relationships and hand and measuring tools.

In addition, as part of an effort to assist shop floor workers to better understand business concepts in the workplace, 15 UD Trucks staff members also received Business Practice training during 2011.  Modules covered included business ethics, customer service, computer literacy and financial planning. 

“Trucking forms an integral part of the South African economy and it is of great importance to ensure that the wheels of industry continue to turn effectively and productively,” said Richards.

“One of the sure ways to ensure the vitality of the industry is to empower people through learning and skills training opportunities.  As a company, it is a privilege to be able to provide these opportunities to our staff and our community.”


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