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COMPANY PROFILE

The ASHLEIGH ERIN FOUNDATION


t/a Ithemba Institute of Technology
(An association incorporated under section 21)
Registration No: 2002/019165/08
Postal Address: PO Box 90369; Bertsham; 2013
Physical Address: 176 Thamagane Street, Tladi, 1868, Soweto
Tel: (011) 930 5307/8, Fax: 0866920711/0865432325
info@ithembainstitute.org.za
VAT No.: 4480222720
GDE Registration No: 400174
NPO: 071-639
Provisionally accredited as Private FET College with the DHET: 2009/FE08/012
Merseta Accreditation: 17-QA/ACC/0386/09
Isett Progr. Approval: LPA/00/2009/07/327
Isett Vendor Number: ITT2010/11/0701
ESETA Accreditation: ENER-lmyha513110315
GSSC Vendor Number: 11 000 734 77

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INDEX
TOPIC

PAGE

Vision/Values
o Nature of the business
o What we do

Why we exist

Project Origins

o Registration
o Objectives
o Location

Organisational Structure

Governance and Management

o Board Members
o Key Staff
o Finance
o Experience

Ithemba Institute Partner

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Facilities

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What We Offer

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Accreditations

17

Short Courses

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References

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Vision/ Values
Vision
A Lifelong source of skills excellence for a better community
Values
Integrity
Fairness
Transparency
Accountability
Ubuntu
Partnership
Mission
The Ashleigh Erin Foundation, in partnership with key industry players and other
partners, will assist young people to find gainful employment through implementing
learnership programmes, on-the-job training, mentorship and teaching practical business
acumen

NATURE OF THE BUSINESS


The Ithemba Institute of Technology is an independent training organisation focused on
the delivery of scarce technical, engineering and IT skills in Soweto. The Ithemba
Institute through its various schools aligns to accredited technical and ICT courses that
are specifically designed to meet the needs of scarce skills shortages of industry and
business in the South African economy.

WHAT WE DO
We provide human capital development that harnesses the power and benefits of
technology in order to enhance the productivity, profitability and service delivery
capabilities of industry players.

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WHY WE EXIST
Why We Exist
The Value Proposition of Ithemba Institute of Technology
Create Capability that will facilitate
Employment Creation

Retain

Attract

Human
Talent
Entry
Point

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Align

Develop Readiness

IT Career Paths

Enabling Job Ready


Competencies
Identifying people requirement for
industry
Assessment & Screening of Potential Learners

Vertical Movement
Development of
Deep Competencies

Grade 10

SMME Development

Ent
er

Grade 11

Vendor Certifications

Ent
er

Grade 12

ABET School

Ent
er

FET School

Coaching &
Mentoring
Partners and
Customers

FET College

Human Talent Multi Entry Points

Skills Development
Consulting

Exit

PROJECT ORIGINS
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Registration
The Ashleigh Erin Foundation was formed in March 2001 and officially registered as a
section 21 company in June 2002. The company is a registered Non Profit Organisation
with the Department of Social Development. We are registered with the Gauteng
Department of Education as a Technical High School and with the Department of
Higher Education as an Independent Further Education and Training (FET) College,
accredited to conduct training in the Engineering sector. Our FET SkillsTraining
College holds a MERSETA accreditation for Fitting & Turning, Welding, Diesel
Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering training courses. In addition, we are
also accredited with the EW SETA for Electrical Engineering and the MICT SETA for
Information Technology. We conduct training through either the Learnership or the
Apprenticeship approaches and work closely with Industry to provide our learners with
on-the-job experiential training as part of the Learnership/Apprenticeship approaches.
Our primary focus is to skill and develop the unemployed youth and young adults
within our community. We do this by initially providing them with the foundational
engineering skills (Hand-and Power Tool Skills and Health and Safety Skills) that will
enable them to be fast tracked into an engineering career path, and then linking them
with Industry so that we can eventually present them to Industry as trade tested artisans
on completion of their training.
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OBJECTIVES
Our organisational strategic objectives are set out as follows:
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INDUSTRY and ECONOMY RELEVANT TRAINING

TECHNICAL AND ENGINEERING SKILLS

HEPTA-HOLISTIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP


(Vision of excellence, Ethical Foundation, Effective Communcation,
Empowering Others, Personal Mastery, Colaboration,Creating a
Professional Environment,
Learning Organisation)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, EQUITY, EFFICIENCY, ESTABLISHING


SMMEs within the Community

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS, BRINGING BIG BUSINESS INTO


SOWETO

AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, ACCREDITED & APPROVED


TRAINING

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LOCATION

Ithemba Institute of Technology is located in Tladi, Soweto. This area is by all accounts
the poorest area within Soweto with so many households surviving only on grants and
pension payouts for the elderly. Research conducted in this area a few years ago
indicate that the average monthly income per household was under R3000 per month.
Many adults in this area are unemployed and youth and young adults invariably find
themselves unemployed and searching for work after completing grade 12. It is our
opinion that the unemployment in this area is escalated by learners who have managed
to secure training opportunities, but the training that they have been exposed to does not
match the needs of the economy. They therefore cannot secure gainful employment. Our
expressed concern is that skills development programmes should be based on the exact
needs of the countrys economy. When we train learners according the skills need of the
economy, their chances of securing sustainable employment opportunities increases
considerably.The cycle of unemloyment and poverty in this and other similar
communities can only be broken through the provision of industry relevant education
and skills development opportunities in line with the demands of an economy that cries
out for skilled people, especially in the engineering sector. Our organisations vision of
exposing our community to engineering skills training opportunities will eventually
create a pool of skilled people who have secured employment. Our view is that this is
the only way to improve the living conditions of the majority of the people living in
Tladi and surrounding areas.

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ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
Board of Directors
11 Members

Rector
(Uzendt Peters)
Business Operations Management
Business and Strategy Development

Finance
&
Admin

Corporate
Marketing

IT Systems
&
Support

Total Head Count: 29

Head of High School


(Beverley Dreyer)

Head of FET College


(Vacant)

Deputy of High School


(Steven Ramathe)

Technical Manager
(Aldridge Ontong)

High
School

Academic &
Curriculum
Development

Supervisor

Head of Departments

Heavy Trucking
Welding
Electrical ngineering
Fitting & Turning
ICT

Languages
Maths & Science
Technical

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FET
College

Finance Manager
(Ashraf Kolia)

ABET
College

HR Manager
(Salome Muse)

Academic &
Curriculum
Development

GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT


Members of the board, their qualification and roles and responsibilities
The Ithemba Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals:
Ms. Ndivhuho Nepfumbada
(Shell-HR Manager) Honors Degree (Chairperson)
Dr Chris Jardine
(CEO- Tsebo Group) Doctrate
(Finance)
Prof. Clarence Pereira
(CEO AFM Theological College) Doctrate (Curriculum)
Mr. Andries Tshabalal
(President- SAIEE) Electrical Engineer (Director)
Mr. Uzendt Peters
(CEO AEF)
B Ed Honors
(Chief Executive)
Mr. Enock Zikalala
(Director-BEKA)
Electrical Eng
(Director)
Mr. Marcus Persson
(SwedishTrade Council)
(Director)

Key staff members, their qualifications and portfolios


Uzendt Peters
Bed Honours Degree - Educational Managagement
CEO
Salome Muse
BA Degree - Social Sciences
HR Manager
Andiswa Machanyana ND Cost & Management Accounting
Bookkeeper
Aldridge Ontong
Diesel Mechanical Engineer
Technical Training Manager
Pertinah Mukombe
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering Instructor
Fanos Mutizhongo
Electrical Engineer
Instructor
Junia Nyakudzi
Electrical Engineer
Instructor
Merjury Muchemei
Fitter & Turner
Fitting & Turning Instructor
Bernard Makaure
Fitter & Turner
Fitting & Turning Instructor
John Jale Makiyi
Diesel Mechanical Engineer
Diesel Mechanical Instructor
Besamu Mwase
ND Education (Trade Certificate, Welding)
Welding Instructor

Andiswa Machanyana - Bookkeeper


Ithemba has a full time qualified bookkeeper in Andiswa Machanyane. She is responsible for all our
financial controls within the organisation and prepares our management accounts for the Board of
Trustees. Her responsibility includes control over the Ithemba Debtors book, invoicing and all the
organisations payrole. All Ithemba payments are done through a dual system payment authorisation.
As Bookkeeper she is responsible for a part release of all payments. The CEO is responsible for the
second part release of payments.

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AUDITED FINANCIAL RECORDS


Our books have been audited on an annual basis by GL Palmer since the inception of our business in
2006. The auditor within that company that takes charge of the Ithemba audit is Ricky Christou.
Our finacial audits are up to date with the last audit for December 2013 having been completed and
signed off by the Board of Trustees.

ITHEMBA TRAINING EXPERIENCE


Ithemba Institute of Technology is a registered and accredited Independent FET college that has been
providing scarce skills technical and engineering training programmes since 2008. We are accredited
with both the Merseta as well as the EW SETA in terms of our engineering workshops. We are also in
an advanced stage of expanding our accreditation to the Construction and the MQA SETA in terms of
the engineering sector. We currently provide engineering skills programmes in the form of learnerships
and apprenticeships in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Fitting and Turning, Welding as well as
Diesel Mechanical Engineering.
Our experience in the field of successfully conducting and completing Leanership and Apprenticeship
training programmes in the field of Electrical engineering is vast, having in the past worked with
government organisations, industry and the various Sector Education Training Authorities. Our work
during this time has exposed us completely to the various stages of conducting a
Learnership/Apprecticeship training programme; which includes processes such as the selection of
learners, induction and orientation of learners, contracting and registration of learners onto our data
bases as well as with the SETAS, assessments and moderation, verification by the Setas and securing
experiential training opportunities for our learners. We have a close working relationship with a
number of Industry partners who help us with work placement orientation programmes for our
learners.
In recent years Ithemba has been fortunate to conduct Learnership/ Apprenticeship training courses in
partnership with various organisations and industry partners. In 2008 Ithemba commenced its
learnership training programme in partnership with companies such as City Power, Transnet and Atlas
Copco. During this period we successfully completed an NQF level 2 learnership training programme
for at least 40 learners, who in turn were placed with the Transnet, City Power and Atlas Copco. Many
of these learners were absorbed into apprenticeship training programmes by theese three organisations
immediately after completing the learnership programme with Ithemba. In 2010 Ithemba partnered
with Goba and Associates to conduct a learnership programme for at least 120 unemployed learners at
NQF level 2. Ithemba also managed to secure Industry experiential work placement opportunities for
all of these learners when the Department of Infrastructure and Development could not secure
workplcement opportunitiues for our learners. This project was succesfully concluded in 2011, with a
number of our learners securing permanent placement opportunities with Industry immediately after
this learnership training programme. Ithemba has also regularly trained for companies such as
Cummins S.A, ABB (Pty) Ltd, Scania SA as well as Assa Abloy since 2010. During this time, we
trained making use of both the Learnership and the apprenticeship approach, depending on the

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requirements of our Industry partners. At the beginning of 2012, Ithemba was again enagaged by the
Gauteng Provincial Government to conduct a learnership training programme for at least 250
unemployed learners.In terms of this agreement, Ithemba had to secure work placement opportunitues
for all of the 250 learners. Ithemba managed to successfully secure the required workplace
opportunities and the learners are currently engaged with the training.
References to this effect will be found on Pg22 of this document.

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ITHEMBA INSTITUTE PARTNERS

ASSA ABLOY SA (Pty) Ltd

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FACILITIES

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WHAT WE OFFER
Vendor certifications
Microsoft
CompTIA
CBP (Certified Business Professional)

IT Industry Career Paths

Software development
Technical support
Networking (CompTIA)
Hardware (A+)

End User Computing


Digital Literacy
Microsoft Office Desktop Applications (Word, Excel etc)
Office Administration

IT Solutions

Tailored IT training solutions


Graduate development programmes
Learnership programmes
Internships
Multilateral programmes Government (job creation & capacity building)

Engineering Skills( Short Courses, Learnerships and Apprenticeships)

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Welding Application and Practice
Fitting and Turning

ABET Training Solutions


Numeracy
Mathematics
Language communication(IsiZulu & Sesotho)
Life Orientation
SMME development

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ACCREDITATIONS
1.

Umalusi
FET School SCH00466 - Confirmed candidate
FET College FET00585PA - Confirmed candidate
ABET - ABT00770PA

2. Merseta 17-QA/ACC/0386/09
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Level 2- 4
Welding Aplication and Practice Level 2- 4
Fitting & Turning Level 2
Trades
- Electrician
- Welder
- Fitter
- Diesel Mechanic
- Diesel Fitter
3. EW Seta ENER-lmyha513110315
Electrical Engineering Level 2-4
4. MICT SETA LPA/00/2009/07/327
5. CompTia
6. CBP (Certified Business Professionals)

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SHORT COURSES

Notional
Hours

60

2771.27

80

3081.77

60

2713.77

80

2731.60

15

150

10

2977.37

16

160

10

3161.37

60

1281.10

80

1610.00

40

862.50

Welding References(Metal Arc Welding)

60

1190.25

243063

Manual Metal Arc Welding

15

150

10

2839.37

14712

Material Measurements

50

925.75

243074

Weld carbon steel components, using the


submerged arc welding process in a
downhand position

12

120

10

2425.37

Unit
Standard

Core

243069

Core

243076

Core

243067

Core

243066

Core

243064

Core

243056

Core

12219

Core

119744

Core

12476

Core

14713

Core

Core

Elective

Topic

Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing


process
Weld carbon steel workpieces using the
cored-wire welding process in the downhand
position (Metal Arc Welding)
Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting
process (manual cutting)
Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas
metal arc welding process in the down-hand
position (Gas Welding CO2)
Weld carbon steel workpieces, using the gas
metal arc welding process in all positions
Weld carbon steel workpieces using the
shielded metal arc welding process in all
positions (Metal Arc Welding)
Select, use and care for engineering power
tools
Select,use and care for Engineering Hand
Tools
Select, use and care for engineering
measuring equipment

# All prices excl VAT

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Price

Credits

Category

No of
Days

Level

NQF Level 2

Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Core

119744

Select, use and care for engineering hand tools

80

2771.27

Core

260719

Carry out an automotive service

80

3081.77

Core

12219

Select, use and care for engineering power tools

60

2713.77

Core

12211

Build basic auto electrical circuits

16

160

10

2731.60

Core

260717

Remove and fit automobile components

12

120

2977.37

Core

244056

40

Core

244686

60

Core

260638

Service automobile batteries

40

1610.00

Core

13220

Keep the work area safe and productive

80

862.50

Elective

253425

Repair internal combustion engines

50

1190.25

Elective

243769

Demonstrate knowledge of lubrication

20

2839.37

Elective

7792

Maintain data in a computer system

40

925.75

Category

Unit
Standard

Topic

Understand the fundamentals of engine


technology
Demonstrate understanding of the principles of
fluid power

# All prices excl VAT

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Price

Credits

No of days

Level

Notional Hours

NQF Level 2

3161.37
1281.10

Electrical Engineering

258960

Install electric wire ways

Core

258937

Install, maintain or replace Low Voltage distribution


boards, protection devices and components

Core

258935

Design and construct a single phase circuit

Core

258918

Select, use and care for electrical measuring and testing


instruments

Select, use and care for power tools

258942

Install luminaires

Core

258921

Install, join and terminate Low Voltage cables and


conductors

Core

258925

Apply and maintain safety in a working environment

Core

258919

Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring


instrument

Explain the individual`s role within business

Maintain transformers

Understand fundamentals of electricity

Mark off basic regular engineering shapes

Identify, inspect, clean and maintain electrical rotating


machines
Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering
hand tools

Apply soldering techniques

Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an


electrical environment
Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical
environment
Carry out a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated
overhead line

Core
Core

Core
Core
Core

10255

12466
258962
258967

Core

9881

Core

259017

Core
Core

258957
258932

Elective

258920

Elective

258939

Elective

258929

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2
2

60

60

50

40

5
4

3388.39
3

1396.43

40

50

40

965.18

50
80

60

60

60

20

80

80

30

1170.54

1108.93
1930.36

40

1343.04

1601.79

50

80

2202.46

Price

Credits

Core

Topic

No of days

Unit
Standard

Notional
Hours

Category

Level

NQFLevel 2

965.18
1138.91
1750.67
1279.58

4
1260.89
4
1

1260.89
439.46

5
2217.86
5
1857.04
1
723.88

Machining

Core

13204

Core

13220

Core

13214

Core

13205

Core

13215

Core

9880

Core

12219

Core

12215

Core

9881

Core

12476

Core

12465

Core

12463

Core

12216

Core

12477

Core

12466

Elective

7547

Perform routine maintenance


Operate and monitor a milling machine
to produce simple components
Keep the work area safe and
productives.
Operate and monitor a drilling
machine to produce simple
components
Operate and monitor a lathes to
produce simple components
Operate and monitor a surface grinding
machine to produce simple
components
Perform basic welding /joining of
metals
Select,use and care for engineering
power tools
Read,interpret and interpret and
produce basic engineeriing drawing
Mark off basic regular engineering
shape
Select,use and care for engineering
measuring equipment
Develop a learning plan and a
portofolio for assessment
Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS
Select,use and care for engineering
hand tools
Identify engineering materials, their
characteristics, application and
common metal
Explain the individual's role within
business
Operate a personal computer system

# All prices excl VAT

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80

12

120

80

60

Price

13221

No of
Days

Core

Topic

Notional
Hours

Unit
Standard

Credits

Category

Level

NQFLevel 2

3929.26
4692.86
2964.70

2582.90
2

12

120

80

3728.30

2245.95
2

80

60

60

60

40

60

30

80

40

1886.58
1432.90
1396.96
1343.76
943.29
1325.09
752.39

1706.89

907.35
2

40

60

871.41
1325.09

COMPANY REFERENCES
1. John Shuttleworth
Cummins SA
011 589 8499
079 492 1595
2. Gail Roberts
Scania SA
HR Manager
011 661 9826
082 805 0209
3. Gareth Koopman
ABB SA PTY Ltd
Talent Development Manager
010 202 5146
084 587 9659
4. Lyna May
Assa Abloy SA
HR Executive
082 785 7572
5. Nhlanhla Goba
Goba & Associates
ESDA
082 376 8165
6. Andries Tshabalala
Actom Pty Ltd
Director
011 820 5292
083 632 4332

Contact Person:
Mr Uzendt Peters
CEO
011 930 5307/8 T
083 739 7573 Mobile
uzendt@iit.org.za

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