Proud moment for graduates

2019-04-23 06:00
Celebrating months of hard work.

Celebrating months of hard work.

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Young men and women from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme, received certificates of completion for various online courses completed through the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Get Smarter programme on Thursday 11 April.

These online courses varied from human resource management, operations management, professional communications and office management, supply chain management and project management.

Working on Fire (WOF) managing director Trevor Abrahams said they are extremely proud of their 51 employees who successfully completed various UCT online courses.

“In August 2018, these graduates were registered for the courses at UCT to better their knowledge in their field of work. Many of these graduates are former firefighters who successfully completed their studies by the end of January

“This graduation is part of the WOF success story, a programme that has changed the lives of the 5 000 students. It continuously provides opportunities for participants to grow and develop. Let me extend my congratulations on behalf of the entire WOF programme to each and every graduate. We are confident that your new found skills will help with the future growth and development within WOF.”

The WOF programme has, over its 15 years of existence, by all accounts been a resounding success, earning several awards, excelling in reaching its published goals and transforming the lives of its beneficiaries and their families, beyond all expectations.

Phumza Dyanti, former firefighter speaking at the graduation ceremony, said: “(Today) the hopeless have regained hope and the marginalised are now realising their dreams.

“As for me, Phumza, it all started with a 2.4km run on the 3rd of May 2004. WOF found me ‘raw’, not knowing much, if not nothing, about the art of management. WOF had a vision for the underprivileged youth from disadvantaged communities within South Africa and (today) 15 years later, the programme has spoken for itself through its many success stories. Thank you to WOF for believing in us, supporting us with growth opportunities within the programme.”

WOF has grown from its humble origins involving 25 teams (850 beneficiaries) in September 2003 to its current force of over 5 000 personnel spreading across 200 bases in all the provinces of South Africa.

As part of their 15-year celebrations, they intend to give recognition to the achievements of and contributions to the WOF Programme, particularly the firefighters (participants), management, the partners, government and implementing agents.

WOF is a national veld and forest firefighting resource under the auspices of the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Nationally there are currently more than 5 000 participants in the programme, 94% of whom are youth, 31% are women (the highest level in any comparable fire service in the world) and 3% disabled.

Young men and women from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme, received certificates of completion for various online courses completed through the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Get Smarter programme on Thursday 11 April.

These online courses varied from human resource management, operations management, professional communications and office management, supply chain management and project management.

Working on Fire (WOF) managing director Trevor Abrahams said they are extremely proud of their 51 employees who successfully completed various UCT online courses. “In August 2018, these graduates were registered for the courses at UCT to better their knowledge in their field of work. Many of these graduates are former firefighters who successfully completed their studies by the end of January

“This graduation is part of the WOF success story, a programme that has changed the lives of the 5 000 students. It continuously provides opportunities for participants to grow and develop.

“Let me extend my congratulations on behalf of the entire WOF programme to each and every graduate. We are confident that your new found skills will help with the future growth and development within WOF.” The WOF programme has, over its 15 years of existence, by all accounts been a resounding success, earning several awards, excelling in reaching its published goals and transforming the lives of its beneficiaries and their families, beyond all expectations.

Phumza Dyanti, former firefighter speaking at the graduation ceremony said: “(Today) the hopeless have regained hope and the marginalised are now realising their dreams.

“As for me, Phumza, it all started with a 2.4km run on the 3rd of May 2004. WOF found me ‘raw’, not knowing much, if not nothing, about the art of management. WOF had a vision for the underprivileged youth from disadvantaged communities within South Africa and (today) 15 years later, the programme has spoken for itself through its many success stories.

“Thank you to WOF for believing in us, supporting us with growth opportunities within the programme.”

WOF has grown from its humble origins involving 25 teams (850 beneficiaries) in September 2003 to its current force of over 5 000 personnel spreading across 200 bases in all the provinces of South Africa.

As part of their 15-year celebrations, they intend to give recognition to the achievements of and contributions to the WOF Programme, particularly the firefighters (participants), management, the partners, government and implementing agents.

WOF is a national veld and forest firefighting resource under the auspices of the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Nationally there are currently more than 5 000 participants in the programme, 94% of whom are youth, 31% are women (the highest level in any comparable fire service in the world) and 3% disabled.

Young men and women from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme, received certificates of completion for various online courses completed through the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Get Smarter programme on Thursday 11 April.

These online courses varied from human resource management, operations management, professional communications and office management, supply chain management and project management.

Working on Fire (WOF) managing director Trevor Abrahams said they are extremely proud of their 51 employees who successfully completed various UCT online courses.

“In August 2018, these graduates were registered for the courses at UCT to better their knowledge in their field of work. Many of these graduates are former firefighters who successfully completed their studies by the end of January

“This graduation is part of the WOF success story, a programme that has changed the lives of the 5 000 students. It continuously provides opportunities for participants to grow and develop.

“Let me extend my congratulations on behalf of the entire WOF programme to each and every graduate. We are confident that your new found skills will help with the future growth and development within WOF.” The WOF programme has, over its 15 years of existence, by all accounts been a resounding success, earning several awards, excelling in reaching its published goals and transforming the lives of its beneficiaries and their families, beyond all expectations.

Phumza Dyanti, former firefighter speaking at the graduation ceremony said: “(Today) the hopeless have regained hope and the marginalised are now realising their dreams.

“As for me, Phumza, it all started with a 2.4km run on the 3rd of May 2004. WOF found me ‘raw’, not knowing much, if not nothing, about the art of management. WOF had a vision for the underprivileged youth from disadvantaged communities within South Africa and (today) 15 years later, the programme has spoken for itself through its many success stories.

“Thank you to WOF for believing in us, supporting us with growth opportunities within the programme.”

WOF has grown from its humble origins involving 25 teams (850 beneficiaries) in September 2003 to its current force of over 5 000 personnel spreading across 200 bases in all the provinces of South Africa.

As part of their 15-year celebrations, they intend to give recognition to the achievements of and contributions to the WOF Programme, particularly the firefighters (participants), management, the partners, government and implementing agents.

WOF is a national veld and forest firefighting resource under the auspices of the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Nationally there are currently more than 5 000 participants in the programme, 94% of whom are youth, 31% are women (the highest level in any comparable fire service in the world) and 3% disabled.

Young men and women from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme, received certificates of completion for various online courses completed through the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Get Smarter programme on Thursday 11 April.

These online courses varied from human resource management, operations management, professional communications and office management, supply chain management and project management.

Working on Fire (WOF) managing director Trevor Abrahams said they are extremely proud of their 51 employees who successfully completed various UCT online courses.

“In August 2018, these graduates were registered for the courses at UCT to better their knowledge in their field of work. Many of these graduates are former firefighters who successfully completed their studies by the end of January

“This graduation is part of the WOF success story, a programme that has changed the lives of the 5 000 students. It continuously provides opportunities for participants to grow and develop.

“Let me extend my congratulations on behalf of the entire WOF programme to each and every graduate. We are confident that your new found skills will help with the future growth and development within WOF.” The WOF programme has, over its 15 years of existence, by all accounts been a resounding success, earning several awards, excelling in reaching its published goals and transforming the lives of its beneficiaries and their families, beyond all expectations.

Phumza Dyanti, former firefighter speaking at the graduation ceremony said: “(Today) the hopeless have regained hope and the marginalised are now realising their dreams.

“As for me, Phumza, it all started with a 2.4km run on the 3rd of May 2004. WOF found me ‘raw’, not knowing much, if not nothing, about the art of management. WOF had a vision for the underprivileged youth from disadvantaged communities within South Africa and (today) 15 years later, the programme has spoken for itself through its many success stories.

“Thank you to WOF for believing in us, supporting us with growth opportunities within the programme.”

WOF has grown from its humble origins involving 25 teams (850 beneficiaries) in September 2003 to its current force of over 5 000 personnel spreading across 200 bases in all the provinces of South Africa.

As part of their 15-year celebrations, they intend to give recognition to the achievements of and contributions to the WOF Programme, particularly the firefighters (participants), management, the partners, government and implementing agents.

WOF is a national veld and forest firefighting resource under the auspices of the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Nationally there are currently more than 5 000 participants in the programme, 94% of whom are youth, 31% are women (the highest level in any comparable fire service in the world) and 3% disabled.

Young men and women from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme, received certificates of completion for various online courses completed through the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Get Smarter programme on Thursday 11 April.

These online courses varied from human resource management, operations management, professional communications and office management, supply chain management and project management.

Working on Fire (WOF) managing director Trevor Abrahams said they are extremely proud of their 51 employees who successfully completed various UCT online courses.

“In August 2018, these graduates were registered for the courses at UCT to better their knowledge in their field of work. Many of these graduates are former firefighters who successfully completed their studies by the end of January

“This graduation is part of the WOF success story, a programme that has changed the lives of the 5 000 students. It continuously provides opportunities for participants to grow and develop.

“Let me extend my congratulations on behalf of the entire WOF programme to each and every graduate. We are confident that your new found skills will help with the future growth and development within WOF.” The WOF programme has, over its 15 years of existence, by all accounts been a resounding success, earning several awards, excelling in reaching its published goals and transforming the lives of its beneficiaries and their families, beyond all expectations.

Phumza Dyanti, former firefighter speaking at the graduation ceremony said: “(Today) the hopeless have regained hope and the marginalised are now realising their dreams.

“As for me, Phumza, it all started with a 2.4km run on the 3rd of May 2004. WOF found me ‘raw’, not knowing much, if not nothing, about the art of management. WOF had a vision for the underprivileged youth from disadvantaged communities within South Africa and (today) 15 years later, the programme has spoken for itself through its many success stories.

“Thank you to WOF for believing in us, supporting us with growth opportunities within the programme.”

WOF has grown from its humble origins involving 25 teams (850 beneficiaries) in September 2003 to its current force of over 5 000 personnel spreading across 200 bases in all the provinces of South Africa.

As part of their 15-year celebrations, they intend to give recognition to the achievements of and contributions to the WOF Programme, particularly the firefighters (participants), management, the partners, government and implementing agents.

WOF is a national veld and forest firefighting resource under the auspices of the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Nationally there are currently more than 5 000 participants in the programme, 94% of whom are youth, 31% are women (the highest level in any comparable fire service in the world) and 3% disabled.

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