Transnet Port Terminals believes that every employee should have an individual development plan to help identify their training and development needs, not only for current roles but also taking into account their ambitions for the future.
Developing our employees is not just about training, it also means offering them new job opportunities. When positions become available, we typically look to our own people as our best pool of qualified candidates.
Capacity Building - Technical
The capacity building department is responsible for the development of the technical skills in TPT to ensure excellence and world class practices when maintaining the high technological equipment in use at our terminals.
The department has conducted detailed competency profiles that clearly outline the training requirements for each technical position and are managing the training from a central position to ensure the optimum development of all staff across the terminals.
This includes the development of the following development programmes:
We further manage the development of permanent staff with programs addressing:
Engineering Manager Development
Technical Supervisor Development
Artisan Development and Further Training
Trade Hand Development
Training Governance, B-BBEE and Employment Equity
Training delivery at TPT is guided by governance processes. This includes ensuring that training, especially for operators is accredited and in line with TETA and SAQA principles so that TPT operators obtain valid certificates.
TPT complies with the Skills Development Act of 1998, submits Workplace Skills Plans to TETA and governs all processes through representative consultative Forums.
TPT complies with the Employment Equity Act of 1998 and submits annual Department of labour reports, in consultation with EE Committees across regions.
Further, in line with the BEE Act of 2003, TPT’s focus is on women and people with disabilities, whereby various learning opportunities are on offer for these selected groups.