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Career DEVELOPMENT

Basic steps of skills development

CTSB's Skills Development Entry-Exit Programme consists of four primary steps

Step 1 – Assessment & Basic Life Skills
Each learner is assessed for potential talents and abilities. Basic competency training follows.

Step 2 – Preparing Career Goals
After assessment and basic Life Skills Training achieved – preparation guideance for career goals is set for their chosen career path.

Step 3 – Skills Development
The learner then embarks upon a series of skills development courses that will provide him/her with the necessary skills to achieve set goals.

Step 4 – Employment
CTSB ensures that every learner trained is able to become financially self-sufficient.

Click here for information on how we are able to assist candidates for permanent employ.

Employment Connect

Candidate
Blind and Visually Impaired Persons contact CTSB for available positions – info@ctsb.org.za / 021 448 4302.

Employers / HR departments /Professionals and Recruiters contact CTSB - partner with us for the integration of disabled persons into the workplace.

Employer
CTSB provides a professional job placement service for the selection of suitable candidates.
All candidates are thoroughly screened by a Professional Placement Officer and equipped with comprehensive CV’s.
All candidates are professionally prepared each interview.
Upon confirmation of successful employ the Placement Officer assists with finalisation of contracts, including the induction of the candidate at the workplace.

For further information on registration, sensitisation, considerations in employment of Blind and visually impaired persons and more please e-mail your CV to:

Michelle Botha: 021 448 4302 or michelle@ctsb.org.za

Training and Development

CTSB's main objective is to equip Blind and Visually Impaired Persons with relevant skills in order that they might enjoy full economic and social independence. To this end, CTSB offers a number of training courses which are described in greater detail below.

This course is compulsory for all our learners. Life Skills Training concentrates on self-development and provides the learner with the ability to live more independently and become more self-reliant. Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of completion from CTSB.

Using special software, learners are taught the layout of the entire keyboard and learn how to touch type. Learners are introduced to the components of the computer and basic navigation and file management. A skills assessment will take place to ascertain the capability of the learner to use computers. This will determine the readiness of the learner to continue with the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) course.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of completion from the CTSB.

This International Computer Driver's License certified course equips the learner with the basic computer skills required in the job market.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB's computer labs, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Upon successful completion of this course and by passing the required exam, the learner will receive an internationally recognised Start ICDL certificate.

This course is ICDL-certified and provides the learner with an advanced level of proficiency within standard Microsoft Office applications.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at the CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Upon successful completion of this course and by passing the required exam, the learner will receive an internationally recognised Core ICDL certificate.

This is a computer literacy course which is SAQA accredited at NQF level 3 (130 credits) and is also accredited with MICT Seta. This course provides the learner with the ability to operate a computer as well as use standard office software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and applications.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: An assessment must be completed prior to course enrolment. Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate from MICT Seta.

This course provides the learner with office administration skills that will enable them to apply for a range of frontline and administrative positions within the corporate sector.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of completion from the CTSB.

This course benefits learners by providing them with the ability to speak articulately and confidently in front of a group of people.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of completion from the CTSB.

This course provides learners with the knowledge that they will need in order to successfully plan, implement and manage their own small business. This course is indispensable in providing individuals with the tools and tenacity to further their self-reliance and self-worth.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of completion from the CTSB.

Given the individual nature of training provided to students, small classes of four to five students are held. Students are rotated through various aspects of the cane weaving process, depending on their ability.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB's Cane Weaving Studio, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Materials: Basic tool kit and introductory article templates

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of completion from the CTSB and an opportunity to develop their own small business unit.

In the Advanced course, participants are taught to master more challenging cane weaving skills, such as furniture repair.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB's Cane Weaving Studio, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Materials: Basic tool kit and introductory article templates

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of completion from the CTSB and an opportunity to develop their own small business unit.

Ideal for those who enjoy creating beautiful crafts, this course equips the learner with the skills necessary to weave woollen and fabric products using a loom. Upon completion of this course, the learner can be placed as a small business unit in the weaving department at CTSB.

Time and Location: Daily from 09h00-15h00 at CTSB, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River

Fees: Sponsored

Registration: Please e-mail us at info@ctsb.org.za, or call us on 021 448 4302

Qualification: Learners receive a certificate of attendance from CTSB.

We offer training that is safe, efficient, and effective to people of all ages. We assist with pre-cane skills, long cane techniques, orientation on the use of features, landmarks and road crossing techniques, low vision assessment and skills of daily living.

We offer this training for blind and visually impaired adults to assist them in the part time or full time income generation. The course consists of how to repair the backs and seat of chairs. Duration period is 4 months.

We offer Braille training to older children, adolescents and adults who have lost their vision after learning to read. We train them to become Braille literate which will assist them to read and write. We offer the course in Uncontracted Braille and Contracted Braille. Duration period is 6months.

Cape Town Society for the Blind offers Barista training in partnership with TRUTH coffee and includes the following:

2 week Initial intensive training
a) Coffee theory
b) Techniques and brew methods
c) Ongoing quality control
d) Hygiene

6 month follow-up refresher training
a) Techniques and brew methods
b) Quality control
c) Hygiene
d) Updated, relevant coffee theory
e) Cleaning and looking after equipment (includes minor servicing)
f) Advanced senior barista training (optional/selective)
g) Coffee training for managers & waiters (optional/selective)

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Sight Loss Information

Equip yourself with knowledge in order to offer relative assistance to the blind and visually impaired when requested.

Guidance for the Sighted
Please download the PDF guide below which outlines how to interact with those who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

How to Communicate with People who are Visually Impaired

Guidance for the Blind/Visually Impaired

For an extensive range of books, including cook books and appliance instruction manuals, as well as a host of other products in Braille, visit www.blindsa.org.za

FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: VINCENT DANIELS: 021 448 4302

Successful candidates placed at: Builder's Warehouse, Edcon, Metropolitan, Sanlam and Barkers and many more. We strive to provide prospective employers with a friendly, professional and efficient placement service.

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