3Education is the great engine of personal development It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor; that the son of a mineworker can become the president of a great nation.It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.Nelson Mandela – Former President of South Africa
4WATER – THE ESSENCE OF LIFE SA blessed in many ways, but alas not with water,Without water, no life could survive on our planet.
5WATER – THE ESSENCE OF LIFE We are running short of water because of:ClimateMany more people needing more waterPollutionWasteControl
7BACKGROUND OF SILULUMANZI Nelspruit City Council decided to involve a private sector service provider in 1997Nelspruit Concession Agreement signed on 21 April 1999Commenced 01 November 1999Nelspruit City Council became Mbombela Local Municipality in 2001
8LegislationOpportunity for classification and re-registration of plants & operatorsRecoginised growing demand to comply to Schedule IV of the Water ActTrain Operators to become process controllersConcession Agreement vs Council monitoring
9THE WATER ACT VS TRAINING AT SILULUMANZI MLM mandate to SilulumanziTo ensure equipped, competent staff who are responsible to maintain water and sewage plants as per legislation and SANS standards
10HOW DID WE START THE PROCESS (1) Mandate by MLMComplete plant and operator’s re- registration and classification as per legislationSourced for a professional experienced person to lead and transform processA task bigger than realisedTime consuming – dead ends everywhere
11HOW DID WE START THE PROCESS (2) FINALLYSusan van Heerden - Neochem Water Treatment SpecialistsLengthy process started to gather informationFinal data submitted to DWAFClassifications and registration certificates received
12RESULTS Lack of the necessary skilled operating staff Qualifications insufficient
13CHANGE Plant Supervisors to Process Supervisors Plant Operators to Process Controllers
14SCHEDULE IVMINIMUM CLASS OF PROCESS CONROLLER REQUIRED PER SHIFT, AND SUPERVISION, OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT SERVICES REQUIREMENT AT A WATERWORKWORKS CLASSCLASS OF OPERATORPER SHIFTSUPERVISION*OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT SERVICES REQUIREMENTSEClass IClass V*These personnel must be available at all times but may be in-house or outsourcedDClass 11ElectricianCClass III- FitterBClass IVClass V- Instrumentation technicianA
15SCHEDULE IV NOTES FOR SCHEDULES IV *does not have to be at the works at all times but must be available at all times.If the owner of a waterwork has no person of this class employed at that work, aContractor / consultant with the required qualifications as prescribed in Schedule III inRespect of that particular class of persons, shall be appointed to visit the work weekly.
16REPORT BACK TO MANAGEMENT Upgrade plant personnel to correct levels as per legislationNegotiations with employees / UnionsCollecting information to implement thecorrect NQF Water & Sewage training
17DECISIONS!!! Experience – previous Learnerships Cost analysis Funding Provision of study material researchedEquipment
18MANAGEMENT APPROVED! Cost implications!!!! Learnership ESETA contacted who directed us accordingly
19ADMINISTRATION Declaration of Intent completed & submitted – ESETA ApprovedContracts signed with all parties involved
20RESULTS LEARNERSHIP STARTED CERTIFICATE FOR WATER & SEWAGE PURIFICATION AND PROCESS OPERATIONS NQF 230 Water purification learners21 Sewage purification learners
21REALITY STRUCK2 headless chickens with a mission and vision - upsetting the carts of the organisationno one could interfere with our excitementManagement awesomely overwhelmedSupervisors grumpy – no more comfortStructures disrupted
22REALITY ………excitement not shared by all in company …….serious woman persuasion – behind every “successful man”????…….. a determined woman!!!…….. bend in all directions
23AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL A LIGHT SHONE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO EVERYONE OUR GOALSTAY COOLAT THE END OF THE TUNNEL A LIGHT SHONEEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO EVERYONEBUILD TRUST
25PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED Time tables Supervisors Management Man-hours vs training hours
26PERSONAL EXPERIENCES Bravado goodbye - downhearted Self-confidence down the drainFear = can we meet deadlines and expectations?????
27Although crippled by this – the will to excel pulled us through RE-EVALUATIONBlinking star dimmed – but did not disappearDecisionAlthough crippled by this– the will to excel pulled us throughCool! Cool! Cool!
28HOW? MEETING EXPECTATIONS Responsibilitytowards ESETAThe Water AcademyLearnersManagementFinancial implications
29Placement of different levels THE SUCCESS STORY (1)Placement of different levelsGrowthGroup workTrustMotivation
30THE SUCCESS STORY (2) Coaching & mentoring !!!!!!! Important to reach our goal – to ensure that other who want to do Learnership have this in place
31THE SUCCESS STORY (3) Learner eagerness to attend Completion of Portfolioof EvidencePeer competitionPostersExperimentsGroup work
32THE SUCCESS STORY (4) Tests Practical Learner’s demands Pride RecognitionLogistics
33Will-power to achieve and excel THE SUCCESS STORY (5)Buy-inWill-power to achieve and excelSelf-confidenceComfort-zone
34THE SUCCESS STORY (6) Supervisors involvement Sharing Recognizing personal shortcomingsInitiative to changeJob growth
35Relationship with facilitator THE SUCCESS STORY (7)Relationship with facilitatorLetters from learnersFun and laughterSharing grief
36Personal gain Hair loss – but rewarding results VocabularyPersonal growthTotally drained – but expectations fulfilled