GSTM Certificate Ceremony – 29 November 2012

L-R Daniel Guambe, Luis Amado, Helder Gimo, Vagner Languene

Some 225 delegates congregated at the CSIR on Thursday 29 November for the Graduate School of Technology Management’s biannual Certificate Ceremony. The hard work and dedication of delegates who attended various Programmes in Project Management (PPM) and Advanced Programme in Project Management (APPM) events during 2011 and 2012 was acknowledged at the Ceremony. 

The aim of the Project Management courses, presented by the University of Pretoria and Continuing Education at University of Pretoria (CEatUP), in conjunction with the Project Management Institute (PMI), is to provide ‘globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community.’ Sarel Coetzee and Ethel Saayman, PPM delegates from Eskom, remarked on the excellently presented Legal Aspects for Project Managers, and Project Quality Management modules. Both delegates received their certificates with distinction. Another distinction delegate, Luter Roll from Volvo Financial Services, said he is able to apply principles learnt in the course daily in the field, and that he is ‘more conscious of such principles, as they are now built into thinking processes.’ 

The Annual Graduate School of Technology Management Certificate Ceremony acknowledges top achievers

The Annual GSTM Certificate Ceremony was held on 15 March 2012 at the CSIR in Pretoria, South Africa.  Delegates who attended the Programme in Project Management, Advanced Programme in Project Management, Programme in Engineering Management, Programme in Maintenance and Asset Management, Programme in Maintenance Management as well as Programme in Logistics received their certificates of completion at the ceremony. 

The ceremony, which served as an acknowledgement of the delegates’ achievement of completing the respective courses, welcomed Mr Beeuwen Gerryts (Acting Chief Director: Technology Localisation and Advanced Manufacturing at the Department of Science and Technology) as the guest speaker, as well as Professor Tinus Pretorius, Chair of Graduate School of Technology Management and Professor Roelf Sandenbergh, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology.

The Programme in Project Management was commended by delegates as an industry relevant course that provided delegates the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from the course in their respective professional fields. 

Programme in Project Management 100th intake

The 100th intake of the most popular project management training in SA - the Programme in Project Management (PPM) was successfully completed and the delegates graduated on 15 March 2012.

The Birth of the Project Management Programme at CE at UP

Way back in the 1970s Project Management was taught in the Department of Civil Engineering. The Chair in Engineering Management at TUKS, created in 1987, became a fully fledged Department of Engineering and Technology Management by 1994. So, it all started here at the Faculty of Engineering; Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) in the 1990s, when the Laboratory for Advanced Engineering saw the need to offer short courses aimed at developing the project management skills of practitioners. Unbeknown to them, several other faculties were also interacting with industry about continuing education across a variety of disciplines, yet no-one really knew of one another.

Accreditation

The PPM is presented under the auspices of the University of Pretoria that is accredited with the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a higher education provider. The PPM is registered with the PMI (USA) and earn PDU's. The PPM is registered with ECSA and earns CPD points...

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