WC Public Works on Accredited Training for Emerging Building Contractors

For many participants this is a golden opportunity to receive valuable training without having to pay for it. Jeandré Deyers (30), owner of Masey J maintenance projects in Ottery, says the training will help her to grow her newly-established business.

"There are many things I don't know about managing a construction business. I am confident that my business will grow from strength to strength. Soon, I will be able to draft business plans in order to apply for funding, meet all the requirements to compete for tenders, and submit building quotes," she said.

Shuaib Julius (25), owner of Almagate Projects in Ravensmead, says he finds the training informative until now.

"I'm upskilling myself. I can use this training to further my company's position and improve its margins. I will also use this opportunity as a platform to compete for tenders and create jobs for others," he said.

Pieter Stevens, owner of PC Parts in Worcester, says he always wanted to learn more about construction, as it's crucial for a business person.

"I don't want to work on my business, but in my business. This training will give me that exposure," he said.

The department is committed to assisting participants to become viable business entities.

"We will assist participants to meet all the requirements to compete for tenders and submit building quotes, and a number of other important matters", said Jo-Anne Beukes of the Department's Contractor Development Programme.

"This will give them the knowledge and skills to develop and grow their businesses so that they can generate an income for themselves and potentially create job opportunities for others."

Issued by: Western Cape Transport and Public Works