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POPUP (People Upliftment Programme) established at the end of 1999, has a holistic approach to the upliftment of under-privileged communities. Since 2005 POPUP has operated a fully-fledged skills training and development centre to ensure independence, restoration and true upliftment of individuals through market-related, cost-effective training.

POPUP has developed several programmes over the years to ensure the fulfilment of the individual’s needs – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

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Salvokop

NOTE: This Biblically based, Christ-centred programme is compulsory for all learners to attend before any Skills Programme at POPUP can be attended.

Programme Duration

  • 20 days (compulsory attendance),

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 15:00.

Learners will learn to:

  • Understand their God-given purpose and potential.
  • Dealing with their original design and self-awareness.
  • The salvation plan of Christ – Relationship vs. Religion.
  • Emotional healing and forgiveness.
  • Taking personal responsibility for choices as well as attitude in life.
  • Developing self-knowledge through a personality assessment.
  • Lust and addiction.
  • Sexuality and relationships.
  • Cultural Diversity.
  • HIV and AIDS awareness, STD’s and TB.
  • Stress management and problem solving.
  • Goal se􀆫ng and future planning.
  • Family Structure.
  • Community involvement.

The AET training is the foundation training for all learners that do not meet the minimum requirements and to ensure they are ready for any Skills Programme. In addition, learners that already qualify to do a Skills Programme may also utilise the AET programme to improve their English and Mathematics while waiting for placement in another Skills Programme.

Programme Duration

Three months training. Monday – Friday from 08:00 – 15:00

Learners will learn to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of patterns, functions & algebra.
  • Calculate using numbers as well as distinguish the various relationships between numbers.
  • Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions.
  • Be literate in Basic English and Mathematics.
  • Use reading skills to respond to defined texts.
  • Write defined texts.
  • Work with shapes, space and measurements.
  • POPUP uses the programme Accelerate on the computers.

Learners who have completed the Skills Programme will be qualified and equipped as:

  • secretaries
  • administrative assistants
  • administrators
  • clerks
  • receptionists

Programme Duration

  • 1 – 3 Weeks practical training in the business environment.
  • 11 Weeks theoretical training at POPUP (Weekdays from 08:00 -15:00)

Learners will learn to:

COMPUTER

  • Concept of ICT (Information Communication Technology) & use of its components in a

healthy & safe manner

  • Graphical User Interface Word processor to create & edit documents
  • Graphical User Interface spreadsheet application to create & edit spreadsheets
  • Graphical User Interface presentation application to prepare & produce a presentation according to a given brief
  • Use electronic mail to send & receive messages
  • Graphical User Interface web-browser to search the internet
  • Typing Tutor

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

  • Attend to customer enquiries in an office setting
  • Process incoming & outgoing telephone calls
  • Receive and execute instructions
  • Maintain an existing information system in a business environment
  • Identify and maintain the types of records required in own industry and understand why it is necessary to create evidence and maintain confidentiality
  • Receive, distribute and dispatch mail in an office environment
  • Receive, consult and direct visitors in a reception area
  • Maintain reception area, Order and distribute office supplies
  • Manage a diary for self and others, workplace readiness.

Soshanguve

Basic introduction to welding in order to equip learners to be able to weld using various techniques used by the industry.

15 Working days (excl. Life Skills and Health & Safety Training)

Learners will learn to:

  • Describe the cored-wire welding process.
  • Select, set up and conduct pre-operational checks of cored-wire welding equipment.
  • Prepare workpieces prior to welding.
  • Weld workpieces.
  • Inspect welded workpiece for defects.
  • Care for and store welding consumables and equipment.
  • Describe the shielded metal arc welding process.
  • Select, set up and conduct pre-operational checks of shielded metal arc welding equipment.
  • Select and use engineering power tools
  • Care for and maintain engineering power tools
  • Check on power supply connections to equipment
  • Recognise and report problems, changes and/or malfunctions while working
  • Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment

NOTE: This Biblically based, Christ-centred programme is compulsory for all learners to attend before any Skills Programme at POPUP can be attended.

Programme Duration

  • 20 days (compulsory attendance),

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 15:00.

Learners will learn to:

  • Understand their God-given purpose and potential.
  • Dealing with their original design and self-awareness.
  • The salvation plan of Christ – Relationship vs. Religion.
  • Emotional healing and forgiveness.
  • Taking personal responsibility for choices as well as attitude in life.
  • Developing self-knowledge through a personality assessment.
  • Lust and addiction.
  • Sexuality and relationships.
  • Cultural Diversity.
  • HIV and AIDS awareness, STD’s and TB.
  • Stress management and problem solving.
  • Goal se􀆫ng and future planning.
  • Family Structure.
  • Community involvement.

Nelson Mandela Bay

Learners who have completed the Skills Programme will be qualified and equipped as:

  • secretaries
  • administrative assistants
  • administrators
  • clerks
  • receptionists

Programme Duration

  • 1 – 3 Weeks practical training in the business environment.
  • 11 Weeks theoretical training at POPUP (Weekdays from 08:00 -15:00)

Learners will learn to:

COMPUTER

  • Concept of ICT (Information Communication Technology) & use of its components in a

healthy & safe manner

  • Graphical User Interface Word processor to create & edit documents
  • Graphical User Interface spreadsheet application to create & edit spreadsheets
  • Graphical User Interface presentation application to prepare & produce a presentation according to a given brief
  • Use electronic mail to send & receive messages
  • Graphical User Interface web-browser to search the internet
  • Typing Tutor

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

  • Attend to customer enquiries in an office setting
  • Process incoming & outgoing telephone calls
  • Receive and execute instructions
  • Maintain an existing information system in a business environment
  • Identify and maintain the types of records required in own industry and understand why it is necessary to create evidence and maintain confidentiality
  • Receive, distribute and dispatch mail in an office environment
  • Receive, consult and direct visitors in a reception area
  • Maintain reception area, Order and distribute office supplies
  • Manage a diary for self and others, workplace readiness.

West Rand

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