Our passion towards the training and development of our people has been instrumental in creating an organization that is uncompromising in standards and will always strive to deliver what it promises.
Power Construction is well known in the industry as a first choice for training and skills development of employees and the communities in which we work.
In this regard we focus on various areas of development initiatives to ensure that people get equipped with the necessary skills:
This includes the following:
- Preparation for the Labour market
Power is involved in various programs, such as Go for Gold and Eagles Rising that assist the marginalised youth to develop the necessary life skills, mathematical and science requirements to gain access to possible learning and bursary opportunities. These are one year experiential work placement programmes.
- Bursaries and Learnerships
Various bursaries and learnerships are offered to train and develop youth in careers as Site Engineers, Technicians, Foreman, Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Financial accountants, Clerks and Storeman.
Masakh ‘Iziswe bursary programme Partnership
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’Iziswe Bursary Programme in 2006 to help address the shortage of critical and scarce skills in the transport, engineering and built environment fields.
- Skills Development
Various trades are offered for the development of Mechanical staff and Artisans and jobs such as Bricklayers and Pipe layers.
- Leadership Development and Entrepreneurial skills
All our managers attend set programs to develop skills as leaders and entrepreneurs. Over and above this, the company also assists small enterprises to develop their leadership and business skills.
- Local skills development
As a company we are fully committed to the requirement for development of skills of local people from the community in which we work. In this regard local employees are trained in various fields of employment on the job, through the provision of accredit training courses, and where the project is of a longer duration, Learnership Qualifications are offered to the local labour force.
- Health and Safety and Environmental
The company is fully equipped to ensure that all employees are aware and well trained to work in a healthy and safe manor and taking due care with regards to environmental issues.
Through our Human Resources department, we have access to and can facilitate most of the development and training opportunities that may be required by a local community.
Various training options can be provided in partnership with accredited training providers as listed:
Technical Skills Training
Any construction related skills, including learnerships, skills programs and short courses including but not limited to: Road works, Concrete, Pipe work and Underground services, Contractual conditions, Productivity and planning for production, Utilisation of hand tools and small plant etc.
Formal mentorship programmes are run, as required by the B-BBEE Scorecard for the Construction industry, for various Professional Bodies such as ECSA and SACPCMP to name a few. Mentorship Programmes aimed specifically at University Graduates are run for the year after graduation to improve the Employability of Graduates by increasing skills and knowledge in their chosen field of study.
In line with the Skills Development Act and the shortage of viable Work Integrate Learning opportunities for graduates of TVET colleges, HEI Universities in general, Power offers various internships for a variety of qualifications, such as Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Business Management, Psychometrics, Civil Engineering, Building and Quantity Surveying.
Induction for new employees
All site staff are legally required to complete the Site Safety Induction before being allowed to go out to site.
The empowerment of women in Power
The Group is serious about the empowerment of women and substantial progress has been made in diversifying the workforce. When it comes to employment equity, we have a dream to create a truly diverse workforce without any tokenism.
Today we have female employees at all levels in the company and in all divisions. The development of women is a key priority and through personal development plans, their aspirations, competencies needed for present and future positions, as well as the behaviour competencies required, are addressed.