South Africa is
experiencing the fastest economic growth in six decades. Its
incredible success and the competitive demands of a
globalised world have also put strains on performance and
skills excellence – that’s where BizTech comes in.
BizTech recognises that the heart of any organisation is its
support staff. No executive can operate at peak performance
if his or her personal assistant is not super efficient,
financial staff knowledgeable and ethical and everything
from travel bookings, to reports, PowerPoint presentation’s,
customer service, debt collection, newsletters, events and
building the team is competently done by every cog in the
Middle level professionals too need constant knowledge
infusions to keep at the top of their game. And entry level
graduates need to know the techniques to apply theory into
effective practice to perform optimally in today’s
challenging business environment. Major employers like Edcon,
which employ tens of thousands of staff, ensure that every
staff member receives at least a week of training every
year. Can your organisation afford to do less?
BizTech has extensive experience in training. Courses are
updated frequently. Feedback forms are analysed and changes
implemented if necessary. The company responds directly to
requests from corporates and government to design courses
that meet new business challenges.
Facilitators are drawn from the top ranks of business,
academia, the legal fraternity and other specialised areas.
Every course is a dynamic presentation of necessary theory,
hands-on practical applications and motivation. The day
after you or your staff attends a BizTech course there will
be a measurable improvement in performance.
BizTech is committed to being part of the ongoing growth and
success of the South African economy. It recognises that
talent is a scarce commodity in every nation of the world
and that rapid change in global trends requires consistent
awareness, the gathering of information and the
implementation of best practice skills building.
BizTech and its facilitators know that the best business
support staff, administrators and supervisors are profoundly
aspirational, and that with ongoing training and awareness
of the best new business and information skills they can
attain excellence. BizTech has tailored courses to be brief
– a two day injection of intensive learning – so that time
away from the office is short with considerable positive
impact on work performance after. In-house courses are more
cost effective, especially for 10 or more staff, can be
tailored to meet a company or government department’s
specific needs and are increasingly popular.
Development takes place through open and supportive
communication from facilitators and active, guided
participation from fellow course attendees. This sharing of
information and best practice, the capacity to build
networks with like-minded individuals is a powerful and
important ancillary to the knowledge imparted on the course.
Professionalism, simplicity and enjoyable, enriching
learning underscore the BizTech philosophy.
recognised as the training provider of choice to vital
business support personnel, enabling them to achieve their
highest aspirations, through the provision of key training
programmes that focus on essential and practical skills
necessary for success in today's globalised economy.
grown out of the market needs identified by founder Liza van
Wyk, a qualified engineer. It has a solid course offering of
25 courses and has seen dramatic, sustained growth since it
began its first courses.
It has a strong, loyal portfolio of clients from government,
the corporate sector and parastatals, clients include the
large mining houses, the top commercial banks, Eskom, Rand
Water and other key parastatals.
Biz Tech's courses are designed for the administrator,
personal assistant or team leader who wants to develop his
or her skills and keep up with the cutting edge trends of a
rapidly evolving society.
Facilitators for the courses include some of the nation’s
finest minds and most adept practitioners in business,
academia and the public sector. They are motivating and
inspiring in their approach and ensure delegates leave the
course with practical skills they can apply the next day on
the job and with new ways of seeing and dealing with
challenges. They in turn are backed by a strong team of
support staff at BizTech who help design, implement, manage
and publicise courses. Your need for success is not less
than our desire to please.
place in the south african economy
In 2006, StatsSA reported that of the 40,4% unemployed, 2000
000 were graduates – this is 140 000 more than in 2004.
Although some companies are trying to recruit those
unemployed graduates they complain that the degrees many
have are of little value – students may have theory but do
not know how to apply it, their social skills and English
Jabu Mabuza, CEO of hotel and gaming group, Tsogo Sun
recently observed in a speech to Eastern Cape students:
“Some time ago, I spoke to a human resources director who
said that HR people are spoilt for choice when they seek to
appoint someone. There are so many people looking for work.
He said that having a degree doesn’t mean you can do the
job; all that it says is that a person can complete an
assignment. He said that there is more to work than donning
a gown and saying I graduated.”
Tshidi Mokgabudi, who is a director of KPMG and was this
country’s first black woman CA, obtained a list from the
President’s Office of unemployed graduates. She interviewed
dozens of hopefuls with degrees in advanced tax, accounting
and finance, but most failed the interview. In a report to
the deputy president she noted: “It is not enough to just
have a degree, people have to have life skills to get jobs.
There were many that, despite having a degree, were not
work-ready and lacked the soft skills of interpersonal
communication, comprehension, listening ability,
assertiveness or self esteem. Almost uniformly the graduates
came from backgrounds of extreme poverty – and spoke of
sacrifices often made by single mothers to send them to
Chantyl Mulder who heads the SA Institute for Chartered
Accountants, Thuthuka bursary fund, which is run with Abasa,
says they interviewed more than 2 000 students to find 50
suitable to give grants to. She says she doesn’t “believe
the quality of degrees now is as good as five years ago.
Some cannot even read a bank statement and tell if a person
is in arrears or not. Students write in sms shorthand and
their English skills are poor.”
Mabuza told the students he addressed, “Ladies and
gentlemen, globalization is making the world small and there
is one language used most often in business, trade, politics
and law – it’s English, if you cannot speak, read and write
good English, you will not communicate effectively, you will
not hear, nor be heard, only seen.”
These challenges within the educational sector and the
imperatives of a globalised world make it critically
important for life long training and skills development. The
world is simply moving too fast for us to attain a single
qualification and to believe that it will suffice for a
BizTech is a Level 4 BBBEE accredited company.
This means that we are a 100% contributor and companies
investing money in training their staff through BizTech can
improve their own BBBEE scorecard. This enables your company
to improve its BBBEE Preferential Procurement strategy. This
means your company will benefit 100% of the spend made.