The need to professionalise various structures in the Eastern Cape was recognised in 2011. Once the model was formulated, SAICE-PDP was appointed to drive the many processes.
From 2013 to 2015, we assembled a team of senior engineers to develop professionalisation programmes in provincial departments, municipalities and COEGA.
The programmes included the assessment of in-house technical staff to determine their readiness for professional registration, identifying gaps in their experience and preparing training and professional development plans.
Mentoring, coaching and supervision were provided in the workplace. More than 40 candidates were successfully registered by the end of the support, and several more have since registered.