Learn to Earn: Technical Skills / Community Development Trainer

Learn to Earn
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 29 November, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Learn to Earn (LtE) is a nonprofit skills development and job creation organisation that works with unemployed people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn to Earn seeks to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economocially, emotionally and spiritually. The vision is 'to eradicate uemployment, and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa'. Through providing a programme that recognises human dignity and the human right to live a meaningful life, we aim to assist individuals to regain their self-respect. We do this by empowering them to provide for themselves and for their families.

LtE seeks to appoint a Technical Skills/Community Development Trainer, based in based at its Hermanus Branch, Western Cape.

Starting date: 13 January 2014.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote and marketing the Skills Courses on offer at Learn to Earn;
  • Provide training in General Technical Skills ranging from Basic Woodwork, Electrical, Plumbing and Gardening to LtE students focusing on a holistic approach;
  • Align the Technical Skills Modules on the NQF and accredit the course with the relevant SETA;
  • Oversee that the set curriculum for the Technical School is implemented correctly and that training of a high quality is given;
  • Liase with local community to arrange and setup of practical projects during each course;
  • Liase with local certified electricians, plumbers, builders and general handyman to keep course material relevant and arrange practical on the job training.
  • Exercise control over the use and safekeeping of equipment. Ultimate responsibility for all equipment is that of the Technical Skills Instructor. The Technical Skills Instructor will need to account for the good working order and safekeeping of all equipment and arrange for the weekly cleaning and lubrication and regular servicing (by a professional) of all machines. A logbook of all services and repairs is to be kept;
  • Exercise control over the use of all tools and supplies and to update the stock lists on a daily basis;
  • Order and arrange for required supplies not less than two weeks in advance;
  • Ensure that the safety standards of the Technical School are in line with those laid down by NOSA (National Occupation and Safety Association);
  • Oversee the registration of students and ensure that students pay their fees;
  • Ensure that students attend classes regularly;
  • Ensure that the Technical School becomes increasingly commercially viable by sourcing and implementing projects for the employer and/or together with graduates i.e. Zakhele Programmes;
  • Participate in the planning and organising of graduation ceremonies for students who successfully completed their courses;
  • Attend periodic meetings with the Branch Manager to discuss and review progress of plans;
  • Submit a report at the end of each month on the activities of the Sewing School;
  • Participate in staff development from time to time, i.e. in-house training, external training, refresher courses, etc.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years project coordination or related work experience;
  • Training/Skills development background (experience in Adult Education would be advantageous);
  • Relevant undergraduate Humanities/Business Degree or Diploma is desirable;
  • Advanced Computer Skills i.e.: Microsoft Office Suite (experience using information management systems (i.e.: Sales force would be advantageous);
  • Well-developed communication skills in English (while knowledge of Afrikaans/isiXhosa would be beneficial);
  • Valid driver’s licence;
  • Be an active member of an evangelical church.

To apply, submit a CV (maximum of three pages), contact details of four references and motivation letter to hermlte@learntoearn.org.za with ‘Technical Skills Trainer – SANGONeT’ in the subject line’.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Enquiries: Edwin Brooks - 028 313 0564

Originals of all qualifications may be requested. Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

A full job-description is available upon request.

For more about Learn to Earn, refer to www.learntoearn.co.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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