Bellville News

At the I Can! Cape Town academy we work as a team and encourage our learners to have the same values.
The learners at I Can! Cape Town in the past have had limited work place exposure. They have however, achieved success despite several practical experience challenges.

We are delighted to announce that our newer learners will have the privilege of being placed at our one of our four host practical sites in Cape Town. We have been very lucky to have partnered with local schools and retirement homes which will offer the opportunity for practical work-experience for the duration of their learnership.

We would like to thank all the host practical sites for welcoming our learners to their organisations:

  • Principal Mr B.D Pather at Tembaletu “Our Hope” School for LSEN(Physically Disabled)
  • Manager, Mr Lionel Dreyer at Sun Bell Lodge
  • Nursing Manager, Mrs Renette du Toit at Boland Old Age Home
  • Manager Mrs Nokongama Matiwane Ekuphumleni Old Age Home
  • Academy Supervisor Ms Nikki McMahon I Can Disability Academy

These learners will be exposed to work environments and have a supervisor to report to while on duty. Our facilitators will work with the supervisors to ensure that the learners provide good service and gain experience simultaneously. This is a great opportunity for our learners to engage with others in the workplace who can help guide them to get the experience they need.

More Cape Town news, and great thanks to Academy Supervisor Nikki McMahon for providing a platform for ex learner Michelle Frans to be part of the I Can! team. Michelle completed her Domestic Services Learnership (NQF 1) and Hygiene and Cleaning (NQF 1) and has now the temporary position of General Assistant at our Bellville Office. She is very excited about this new opportunity and is coping well in the workplace . Michelle will be employed for a six month period and will be exposed to basic office administration during this time. This opportunity will be offered to other I Can! graduates on a rotational basis in an attempt to broaden their workplace experience, giving them opportunities to develop skills and in doing so, increase employment opportunities.

Maryam Kriel
Operations Manager
Western Cape