THE PNEUMA ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE (PAE) LEADERS IN JEWELRY MANUFACTURING TRAINING

• There are 2 Head Trainers5 Senior Trainers and 3 Junior Trainers (being developed) at Pneuma.
• The 2 Head Trainers are Master Goldsmiths with the Lead Trainer being a Diamond Setter: They have over 100 years’ experience between them. The Lead Trainer was trained in Austria as a Master Gold & Silver Smith with Bench Experience in Manufacturing.
• 3 Senior Trainers and 2 Junior Trainers are currently being developed as "Super-Artisans" In order to develop SMMEs through our Incubation Programs.
• 118 candidates in total have been developed since 2005.
• 90% to 95% of graduated candidates have been confirmed to be in gainful employment.
• 22 SMME Entrepreneurs have been developed (own companies or sole traders) – this represents 19% of total candidates.
• 1 graduate is currently being coached at Metal Concentrators to develop their SMME business – with another 4 in the pipeline.
• 20 “Super-Artisans” – this represents 17% of total candidates.
• 5 Deaf Learners have been developed – this represents 4% of total candidates.
• 33 Females have been developed – this represents 28% of total candidates.
• 53 candidates are currently in the programs.
• 65 candidates have graduated from the programs.
• Candidate Race Equity: 102 Black, 2 Colored, 2 Indian, 12 White

90% of all candidates Pneuma has accepted are Black (10% White).

• 50 candidates have achieved above average: For example, they are SMME-Entrepreneurs, Super-Artisans, those in Managerial Positions, Teachers, Deaf Candidates successfully developed and the first Black (HDSA) Trainers to have qualified in a sector-specific achievement – this represents 42% of total candidates.
• The Learner numbers have grown exponentially between 2005 and the present, in gradual expansion batches.
• Each expansion batch was a controlled event – it took place under the auspices of QMS ISO-9001/2008 international certification, in order to ensure the same high-quality teaching methodologies to each student was not compromised.
• All the listed information regarding current employment status of the previous learners, Was obtained by the following communication methods: Telephone and/or Facebook and LinkedIn. This was necessary in order to complete the records of all previous learners.

PAE Incorporates

• Artisan Up-Skilling, Apprenticeship & Trade-Test Centre.
• Scarce-Skills Training Internships & Graduate Development.
• SMME & Enterprise Development & Incubation.
• Provider of the Graduate Development Program (GDP) and the Super-Artisan Program: 2 or more Trades – 1. Goldsmith; 2. Diamond/Gemstone Setting & Engraving; 3. CAD Design – the only Accredited Training Provider offering the Super-Artisan Program in South Africa.   
• First Jewelry Manufacturer & Training Provider to be Accredited by the QCTO.
• QMS ISO 9001-2008 Certified.
• MQA Accredited.
• Preferred Training Provider by Industry: 90-95% confirmed placement rate.
• Trained the most Goldsmiths in the history of the SA Jewelry Industry.
• Our Students’ work is also exhibited at the IJL London, HKTDC Hong Kong and Jewellex SA exhibitions, and permanently at Pneuma Jewellers.
• Artisan Up-Skilling, Apprenticeship & Trade-Test Centre.
• Scarce-Skills Training Internships & Graduate Development.
• SMME & Enterprise Development & Incubation.
• Provider of the Graduate Development Program (GDP) and the Super-Artisan Program: 2 or more Trades – 1. Goldsmith; 2. Diamond/Gemstone Setting & Engraving; 3. CAD Design – the only Accredited Training Provider offering the Super-Artisan Program in South Africa.    
• First Jewelry Manufacturer & Training Provider to be Accredited by the QCTO.
• QMS ISO 9001-2008 Certified.
• MQA Accredited.
• Preferred Training Provider by Industry: 90-95% Placement Rate.
• Trained the most Goldsmiths in the history of the SA Jewelry Industry.
• Our Students’ work is also exhibited at the IJL London, HKTDC Hong Kong and Jewellex SA exhibitions, and permanently at Pneuma Jewelers.

EXTENSION OF SITE: TRAINING TO OTHER COMPANIES

• Pneuma has signed SLAs & MoUs with a number of companies (starting in Cape Town) to expand our successful training programs to these companies, by delivering effective industry-relevant training using Pneuma’s training programs.
• The MQA Seta has agreed to support us with this initiative.
• This initiative will further be expanded as we negotiate with more companies .
• We are presently concentrating on companies in the Cape with KZN next on the list, so we don’t saturate the local (Gauteng) market.
• SMME development for companies linked to Pneuma accreditation that need funding – for example, infrastructure funding for training.This will ensure that their spend goes towards building their SMME company, and not only for training needs, so we can transform the industry.

What's in it for YOU, Our Partner

• Improves Your BBBEE points on score-card.
• You're involved with a program that has a proven track record within industry sector.
• Huge potential for growth, benefiting the sector in terms of Skills Development.
• Real potential for making a huge difference in locally manufactured product.
• Establish a foot-print within the export market by producing top-quality items.
• Enables you to establish Multi-Stakeholder partnerships within the sector – introduces you to important partners.
• Viable commercial venture for maximizing your ROI.
• Raises your profile as an organization that really cares.