Compuscan Academy was recognised for its dedication towards skills development in South Africa when BANKSETA named it the winner in the Accredited Training Provider category on Thursday 19 November 2015.
The Skills@Work Awards give recognition to BANKSETA partners in the banking and micro-finance sectors, awarding their training initiatives, organisational support for people with disabilities and the institution’s contribution to socio-economic objectives.
Commenting on the award, Compuscan Academy General Manager Cindee Groenewald shared her gratitude towards BANKSETA for this recognition: “Over the past 11 years, Compuscan Academy has gone from strength to strength in ensuring that we offer relevant and quality training programmes which aim to develop the critical and scarce skills of our learners and stakeholders.”
Compuscan Academy received this award alongside other category winners that included Small, Medium & Large Employers and Financial Cooperatives.
The judges considered a number of factors, including the implementation of learnerships for employed individuals, work-readiness interventions for unemployed youth, participation in BANKSETA-funded projects and innovative practices in learning and development. Furthermore, BANKSETA considered the academy’s relationships with stakeholders within skills development in the banking and microfinance sector, RPL methodologies and participation in QCTO initiatives and workshops.
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Testifying to its successful implementation of diverse programmes and excellent understanding of the banking and micro-finance sectors, Compuscan Academy has delivered world-class training solutions to various clients that include learning programme design, development and delivery.
Compuscan Academy offers short learning programmes, skills programmes, internships and learnerships aimed at employed and unemployed individuals. The training provider has been widely recognised for its consultancy services and specialist skills, and its experience in designing and developing customised training programmes specific to the client’s environment and unique needs.
“BANKSETA has been instrumental in our growth as a private training provider through guiding and supporting our efforts and enabling us to participate in various BANKSETA initiatives over the years. This includes various lifelong learning workshops and funded learnership projects specifically aimed at the credit industry,” said Groenewald. Compuscan Academy was also awarded a tender for the design and development of consumer credit education material in a joint BANKSETA and BASA initiative that was successfully launched this year.
“This award would not be possible without our loyal clients who continuously support us. More so, it also goes to the dedicated team and expert facilitators at Compuscan Academy, who have taken our learners under their wings and generously shared their knowledge and experience with each and every individual. We take our role in this industry to heart and hope to continue delivering quality learning programmes and exceptional value-adding services to our clients.”