CUT and Maccauvlei cement their collaboration
CUT entered into a partnership with Maccauvlei Learning Academy (MLA) whereby delegates who successfully completed their Diploma in Human Resource Management are afforded the opportunity to pursue their B.Tech in Human Resources Management.
CUT and MLA have agreed to renew this momentous partnership on 08 September 2017 for the next three years in order to continue to make a meaningful difference in the employees’ professional lives, specifically HR practitioners across economic sectors. The partnership started in 2012 with the first intake of 89 Maccauvlei students registered for B.Tech Human Resources Management programme at CUT. Since then, this partnership saw over 450 employees across various sectors of the economy successfully completing this prestigious B.Tech: HR programme offered in a blended, flexible mode of delivery.
The Learning Academy represents a model of partnership that is mutually beneficial to CUT and Maccauvlei. CUT provides Maccauvlei with more skilled and competent employees, while employees are given an opportunity to hone and enhance their skills. The selection and admission are done through an intensive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process for these matured and experienced working students.
“We really value this partnership; the quality of students that we are graduating is matured, driven and always aiming for the success of which some continue for Masters which strengthens the pipelines of this partnership. For this institution, the partnership will widen access; especially to the matured students accommodating the adults who are eager to learn and make a difference in their lives. Thank you for the years of collaboration we look forward to the years ahead. This partnership is a success story,” said Prof. Henk de Jager, Vice- Chancellor and Principal.
Mr Christo van Hoek from Maccauvlei Learning Academy said that the association with CUT is a friendship, which has been built over the years. “We have made a wonderful taste together and I think we have grown a bunch of incredible tastemakers over the years. So far, we have over 80 inquiries for next year,” he said.
The success rate of the programme is excellent with close to 100% pass rate since the start of the project. He also indicated that the Maccauvlei students come from a wide range of industries in South Africa including neighbouring countries, mining industry, the South African Defence Force (SADF) and other government departments.
“Maccauvlei is proud to be associated with CUT on this project; we are a proud company turning 60 in October; celebrating the success created with organisations like CUT in building the history,” he said.
He commended the dedication of Prof. Tshedi Naong – Head of the Department Business Management and his team, as well as excellent feedback from students for the efforts and support lecturers have provided over the years in the delivery of their respective subjects.
“It is a pleasure working with the CUT team and everyone with whom we have become good friends,” he concluded.
September Maccauvlei Graduate Group
This is the 5th group of Maccauvlei employees who graduated on 8th September 2017 under the Maccauvlei Learning Academy since the first intake in 2012. All candidates were accepted after an assessment of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) was completed to ensure they qualified for the NQF level 7 of the programme. This partnership between Maccauvlei and CUT has grown from strength to strength; resulting in 450 employees across various sectors of the economy successfully completing this prestigious B.Tech: HR programme offered in a blended, flexible mode of delivery.
1: Exchange of contracts after signing: Prof. David Ngidi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, Prof. Henk de Jager, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Mr Christo van Hoek, Practice Leader: Management and Leadership and Ms Paula Teigao, Practice Leader: OD ETDP and HR at Maccauvlei Learning Academy.
2: Front row, from left: Prof. David Ngidi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, Prof. Henk de Jager, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Mr Christo van Hoek, Practice Leader: Management and Leadership MLA and Ms Paula Teigao, Practice Leader: OD ETDP and HR at Maccauvlei Learning Academy.
Back row, from left: Prof. Tshedi Naong, Head of the Department Business Management, Dr Lineo Dzansi, Snr Lecturer: HR Management, Prof. Deseré Kokt, Associate Professor: HR Management, Prof. Albert Strydom, Dean: Faculty of Management Sciences, Ms Selloane Konyana, Maccauvlei Coordinator: CUT and Ms Esther Palmer, Lecturer: HR Management.
3: Centre stage on the photo: Prof. Albert Strydom, Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. David Ngidi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning (center right), Prof. Alfred Ngowi, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement (center left), Prof. Tshedi Naong, Head of the Department Business Management (next to Prof. Ngidi), Prof. Deseré Kokt, Associate Professor: HR Management( next to Prof Ngowi), Ms Paula Teigao, Practice Leader: (3rd person- 2nd row-left), Mr Jacques Taljaard, Lecturer: Business Administration (2nd person-second row-right) and Mr Christo van Hoek, Practice Leader (2nd person- back row-far left) from Maccauvlei Learning Academy.
Updated: 13 September 2017