The end of the year is edging closer and I would like to start by congratulating all students and learners on their completion of this year’s leg of year-end exams this November. In particular, I would like to congratulate the class of 2019 matrics and to encourage all maths and science matriculants to consider a career in the chemical industry.
In this regard, we will be showcasing four learners who have gone through one of the CHIETA’s learning programmes to carve a career path as Chemical Plant Controllers. They share their insights on what it takes for someone to become a Chemical Plant Controller and they have some great words of advice to share with other learners who are thinking about a career in the chemical industry.
Our CEO Khathutshelo Ramukumba, is always looking for ways to make sure all South Africans know about the fact that there is an overabundance of opportunities available for them in the chemical sector. This is why he invited South African media to discuss the work of the CHIETA and to call upon them to ensure that they utilise their media platforms to spread the message about the opportunities that are available for them in the chemical sector through the CHIETA. You can read all about his engagement with the media in this newsletter.
It also gives me great pleasure to report that we recently launched the CHIETA’s newly refreshed corporate identity/brand, an exercise that was informed by our new Integrated Marketing and Communications Strategy that was adopted in July 2019. You can read all about the process of developing the refreshed corporate identity and the inspiration behind this new and exciting visual representation of the CHIETA brand in this edition. We look forward to hearing some of your feedback on the fresh look for the CHIETA.
We are also excited about the new Centres of Specialisation that are being developed by the CHIETA and other SETAs in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education (DHET). These centres have been designed to address the demand for priority trades that are required for the implementation of the government’s National Development Plan amongst other objectives. The trades we as the CHIETA will be focussing on are Welding and Rigging and you can read more about developments in this regard in this addition of CHIETA @ Work.
As the CHIETA team continues to grow, we would like to give a warm welcome to the newly appointed ETQA Manager Joel Mmapulane. He brings with him a wealth of experience from working in the SETAs space for many years and he has plans to guarantee that the CHIETA maintains the highest level of quality control, during his time at the CHIETA. His story is also featured in this edition of the publication so take a few minutes to read it.
You can read these and many more stories in our new edition of CHIETA @ Work and if you would like to share your stories of success with us in terms of your working relationship with the CHIETA, get in touch with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your story could be featured in an upcoming issue of the CHIETA newsletter!
Happy reading and stay hydrated!