Another 145 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) employees have completed degrees, diplomas and certificates in railway operations management through the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).
The graduates, along with GCU principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies and Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama, on Tuesday celebrated their achievement.
The study programme offered by GCU includes a formal qualification in railway operations management.
The qualifications include Bachelor of Science degrees in railway operations management, Diplomas of Higher Education and Certificates of Higher Education.
“I congratulate our latest graduates and am proud that the partnership between GCU, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and TFR continues to develop,” said Gillies.
The programme, which was launched in 2012, intensifies training to boost Transnet’s services, and is delivered in a partnership between GCU’s School for Work Based Education, UJ, the UK’s Institution of Railway Operators and Transnet’s School of Rail.
It originated in the UK through collaboration with the Institution of Railway Operators.
“Transnet is proud of the strides it has made in empowering and upskilling its people. For a company that is in the process of reinventing itself, partnerships with institutions such as GCU are critical in ensuring we remain current, relevant and responsive to the needs of our customers,” Gama noted.
Transnet has set aside R7-billion of its R312-billion seven-year infrastructure investment programme for skills development and training.