Siyaloba Training Academy’s passion and promise are to improve lives through quality, relevant, accredited training for all.
Over the past two decades, the company has established a reputation for delivering quality training to the private sector and through funded initiatives to address the skills development needs of coastal communities.
The organisation is proudly successful and sustainable. Siyaloba is a proven partner of choice to the communities we serve and are proud to have a solid track record of large-scale community interventions.
Established in 1999 as a sustainable non-profit organisation, Siyaloba is accredited as a professional training centre with Transport SETA, Services SETA and South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).
Over the past two decades, Siyaloba has developed a reputation as a professional and credible skills development institution for all industries and a BBEEE partner of choice. The Academy has:
- Trained approximately 14 000 SAMSA accredited maritime safety courses, from entry level to deck officer.
- Successfully initiated, managed and presented large-scale projects to the value of approximately R25-million.
- Implemented more than 2000 SETA- and industry-funded AET interventions implemented
- Initiated over 250 unemployed learnerships.
Headquartered in the Port Elizabeth harbour, the Academy is equipped to serve communities in the area between East London and Mossel Bay, with portable training delivered to even remote areas in which poverty is most rampant.
“More than half of all active youth in South Africa are unemployed – the highest youth unemployment rate in sub-Saharan Africa. Low literacy levels, in particular, keep families trapped in poverty, which is why we are so determined to help break this cycle,” said Betsy Ings, the founder and MD of Tradelane Training & Project Management and Siyaloba Training Academy.
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