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Eskom Academy of Learning helps build skills
Sunday, 10 April 2016: No load shedding is anticipated today as Eskom intends to meet the country’s electricity demands while performing the requisite maintenance on its power generating plants.
Eskom’s strategy to build strong skills focuses on driving a culture of performance and creating a productive workforce, which includes building a strong learner pipeline.
In response to this Eskom embarked on a journey to design and implement the Eskom Academy of Learning (EAL) which consolidates all Eskom training institutions to provide an integrated, centrally managed and geographically executed learning solution. The EAL has adopted a blended learning methodology to address organisational and individuals’ learning and development requirements.
This means that learning can be delivered using various combinations of delivery such as classroom, e-learning, assessment, on-the-job, and virtual learning. The approach is designing learning solutions aligned to business needs which enable learners to improve business performance.
The Academy is situated in Midrand, halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria and our five year goal is to train and develop all Eskom staff and make a significant and lasting impact by firmly embedding our footprint in South Africa, the African continent and globally.
As a result, the accreditation of our training centres remains key to the EAL staying relevant and meeting national qualification criteria.
The EAL is also recognised as one of the four Academies in the continent to form part of the African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE), representing South Africa. And 52 utilities are looking at utilising the Academies for training.
We will continue to provide regular updates on the state of the power system through various media platforms.