Nonjabulo Mkhathini started off in administration support for our directors at Caversham and grew over the years, developing her skills and her experience over the past 10 years. Internally, Nonjabulo has grown and now co-ordinates our organization’s workplace skills plan, reports and oversees the annual training report.
Nonjabulo, better known as Khwezi has worked hard and has achieved specialized skills under the guidance and direction of the directors at Caversham on quality assurance, certification, accreditation processes as well as overseeing internal moderation and external verification. She is now the ETDP SETA skills development officer. Some of her responsibilities include liaising with the ETDP SETA to officiate qualifications and accreditation
Khwezi says ‘one of the fun parts of my day-to-day job has been stakeholder engagement and relationship building’. She has built relationships that have led to more collaborations and partnerships. She also enjoys creating and maintaining relationships with partners, students and authorities in the education, training and development sector. ‘Seeing students graduate, expanding, developing their passion & growth especially when they come back many years later showing that their skills and development has changed their lives for the better and allowed them to affect positive change in their communities’. This, she says, has been the most rewarding part of her job.
Challenges that Khwezi has faced over the years have been adapting to the ever-changing systems in tertiary training and new policies that affect student qualifications. The bulk of the work was challenging at first but once she learned to create a system that worked for her, she was able to find a way to curate a process that works for the team as a whole.
The ultimate goal for the Caversham team is to be the ‘go to’ quality ECD training provider and our team has worked tirelessly to keep this standard by ensuring that our staff are constantly upgrading their skills, gaining new responsibilities and can work in cohesion to reach our goals while keeping Caversham Education Institute’s core values of Accountability, Collaboration and Lasting Legacy. These have been the basis of a work culture that is transparent, encourages growth and aims to inspire & professionalize ECD teachers to live & leave a lasting legacy.
By Denice Stainbank