MISA members who wants to empower themselves through continued learning and knowledge, can apply for Soft Skills Training to a maximum of three times per year, to ensure that they have the opportunity to implement lessons learned in the workplace.
“It means so much for me to prepare myself and up my skills by doing soft skills training in advance Excel, while I am waiting to be approved for the R10 000 MISA Study Assistance to do my degree in Assistant Management,” says Cindy Mhlanga (40).
She has been a loyal MISA member since 2018 and is proud of her position as an Account Manager at a dealership in Emalahleni.
“MISA gives employees like me an excellent opportunity to grow and improve our skills, even if our employer is unable to support us financially. I will remain a loyal MISA member because the Union gives me so much more than the ordinary benefits of, for instance, collective bargaining,” says this mother of two.
Having obtained a diploma in Assistant Management, Thulani Maseko, MISA’s Recruitment and Liaison Officer, assisted her in applying for the MISA Study Assistance to obtain her degree.
“He is a very good guy who is always available when you need him or want to be directed to the right person,” says Mlanga.
She is now in the hands of Amandla Kuse, MISA’s National Training Officer and says he is very knowledgeable and helpful.
“He is wonderful at keeping you up to date with developments. I will always recommend MISA as the best union in the retail motor industry to my colleagues, because of the prompt, honest and kind assistance you get and the benefits that no other member of no other trade union in our country enjoys,” says Mhlanga.
Magrieta Britz, another loyal MISA member, successfully completed a course on basic computer skills thanks to the Union.
“I want to motivate MISA members not to be afraid to learn, but to speak to Kuse for guidance. I won’t stop learning now because I know I am adding value to myself, my employer and the industry in general.”
According to Kuse, the Soft Skills Training include courses in Telephone Etiquette, Health and Safety Training, First Aid Training, Receptionist Training, Employment Equity Committee Training, Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service, Business Presentation Skills and Time Management.
For more information on MISA’s Soft Skills Training, e-mail Training@ms.org.za or call the Training Department directly on 011 476 3920.