In future, graduation certificates will be issued by the university.
The programme was originally designed around the management training needs of the young engineering and technology person. It was particularly designed to involve a great degree of experiential learning, which consists of actual visits to industrial operations. The TLP has been operating this way for over 15 years but, more recently, business schools around the world have adopted the term ‘action learning’, which involves real site visits.
The original TLP course was designed as a result of a collaboration between Eskom and Dr Kelvin Kemm, of Stratek, when Eskom expressed the need to direct its young technology people into a more real world management-training pro- gramme rather than a conventional class chalk-and-talk exercise.
The TLP course is spread over one year and consists of four quarterly contact weeks, with associated task work spread over the year.