The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), the long-standing sole licensed training partner of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in the Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands region, is proud to announce that it is joining Faculty Training Institute (FTI) operations from 1 September 2018.
FTI is a leading private training institution with a reputation for developing competent knowledge professionals through career-orientated and accredited training programs , which prepare candidates for specific roles in the workplace.
Both FTI and EnTF are owned by EOH, and as part of a company-wide restructure, the EnTF has moved out of the energy consulting company Energy Cybernetics (Pty) Ltd, to FTI where the growth of its operations can be accommodated within the FTI support structures. The FTI offices, where EnTF will be located, are in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, Century City in Cape Town, and in Walmer Port Elizabeth.
EnTF has been delivering energy training services for the AEE for 16 years, and demand for customised projects at different skill level requirements throughout Africa has grown rapidly during the past years. This has developed EnTF into a formidable training provider in the energy industry for the African continent, as customisation, flexibility, and turn-key training and skills development projects have been delivered successfully during the past few years. “Being part of the FTI operations provides us with the formalisation of our operations so that more of these projects can be delivered to a wider market, which will include the South African accredited programs as well,” said Yolanda de Lange, Training Manager of EnTF, she continues: “We are readying ourselves for the local market requirements through providing supportive energy training within industry, and can now leverage from the experience at FTI whom have been operating in this arena for many years.”
EnTF and FTI share the same values in that they have been trusted by organisations and individuals for many years, both have built a reputation for excellence in training delivery and have found synergy in the education market, which is the foundation for the new relationship between the two entities.
John Coetzee, General Manager of FTI, is excited at the prospect of contributing to the energy market through supporting the EnTF, “We look forward to growing energy professionals for the energy economy. The energy economy is not going to grow by only adding to our capacity to produce and distribute energy. We have to capacitate critical resources with the scares skills required to measure, manage and save energy.”
FTI and EnTF both believe their strength lies in their rich. Immersive face-to-face training approach and the quality of their trainers. Training is not read off slides, but is inter-active and learning takes place facilitated by trainers that have the appropriate academic and lecturing background, with vast industry experience in their field of teaching.
FTI offers qualifications, short courses and learnerships in Business Analysis, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Testing, Agile and Core Skills.
EnTF offers AEE certification programs in energy management, renewable energy, water efficiency, carbon reduction management, business in energy, measurement and verification of energy savings, energy auditing, all recognised in 105 countries globally, as well as facilitating the Certification renewals for the region. In addition, EnTF is also licensed to present UNDIO End User and Expert Level training programs, SETA assessments of learners, skills gap analysis, mentorship management programs of energy learners, basic skills in energy as well as customised programs that incorporate onsite and practical learning.