At ODI’s recent conference where we celebrated 30 years of operational excellence, we also celebrated the commitment and dedication of our learners completing their NQF 2, 3, 4 & 5 qualifications. Recognition was given to individuals for leadership excellence and who gave of themselves beyond what was expected.
NQF Level 2
The first learner that received an award is a person who always submitted excellent work, attended all classes and showed a keen initiative in applying what he had learned to his workplace. Goldi Standerton’s Thokozani Mkhize received the National Top Performer award (pictured here with ODI’s Michael Foxon).
The next learner is a shy reserved lady who is determined to continuously improve. Her 100% attendance and dedication to hard work did not go unseen. Goldi Standerton’s Audrey Tshabalala received the Outstanding Dedication award.
NQF Level 3
This lady produced excellent evidence. She was such a strong candidate that she was excepted straight onto the NQF 5 qualification, which she is busy with now. Castle Lead – Zimco’s Elizabeth Botha received the National Top Performer award. (Pictured here with ODI’s Maryke Viviers-Bergh).
Our next learner got a very special mention, despite her hearing impairment, she showed outstanding dedication and perseverance. While we called up Pumla Tshanda, we also made a special mention of her mentor Ria O’ Reilly who supported her so wonderfully. Dutton Zimco’s Phumla Tshanda received the Outstanding Dedication award.
This young man showed amazing dedication and his implementation of all learning in the workplace is to be commended. He took his whole team on his continuous improvement journey and demonstrated that he can pull people together. His positive attitude is always visible and he also finds himself now doing the NQF 5 programme. GWK’s Jan Abri Nortje received the National Top Performer award (Pictured here with ODI’s Valery Hansen).
Our next learner submitted outstanding evidence, was always willing to coach other students, and did a thorough FISA presentation showing real implementation of what she learnt. Ninian & Lester’s Thabea Ramushu received the National Top Performer award. (Pictured here with ODI’s Mbali Tshabalala).
To succeed as a learner it takes a lot of self determination. This learner displayed this characteristic so well, she also submitted outstanding evidence, and was always willing to coach other students as well. Wispeo Alrode’s Ronelle Feris received the National Top Performer award.
NQF Level 4
To a learner who inspired everyone around him. He produced work of a very high standard and was a top performer in his class. His class participation certainly created a lot of energy. County Fair’s John Booysen received the National Top Performer award. (Pictured here with ODI’s Valery Hansen).
NQF Level 5
In a very tough industry, we congratulated Cordell Rautenbach for his passion on absorbing the content of the NQF 5 programme. He participated fully in discussion and shared a lot of his experience and insights. Cordel could not be with us on the day and Gerald McKinnon received the award on Cordel’s behalf and made sure it was hand delivered to him personally.
For her ability to consistently produce excellent evidence, always on time, 100% attendance as well as applying what she has learnt, this learner deserves this recognition for her achievements. Goldi Standerton’s Mamedile Rasheleng received the National Top Performer award.
We certainly have learnt that the difference between a good learnership implementation as opposed to a great learnership implementation, comes down to the the role that mentors fulfill. This year we paid tribute to an outstanding mentor of a group of learners on the NQF 2 Production Technology programme. This mentor has given dedicated support and regularly pops into the classroom to see how everyone is doing. Our ODI facilitator says it is a pleasure to deal with this person. CTP Isando’s Christopher Swanepoel received the National Top Mentor award.
The National Overall Top Achiever goes to a learner who is regarded as the best performer and participant. It is expected of such a person to not only produce evidence of the highest standard themselves, but to also play a vital role in ensuring the success of fellow colleagues. At the 30th celebratory conference of ODI, this award went to a NQF 2 learner for his outstanding achievements: County Fair’s Bruce Heyns received the Overall National Top Achiever award! (Pictured here with ODI’s Pieter de Bruyn)
Congratulations to all of our learners!
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