The SETA learnership training space is extremely crowded but instead of viewing that fact negatively, entrepreneur Lerreni Samlall has brought youthful energy to the challenge and started Vision Capital Consulting in 2017 to ensure that all training delivers relevant and useful skills to the company.
“When there is a compulsory programme for companies, it tends to be on the back burner. I bring a fresh approach which analyses what’s best for the business and where skills are needed. It might be that it’s career readiness for the learnership candidates,” explained Samlall.
Vision Capital Consulting removes the headache from companies through this analysis and then provides a constructive programme to fit the business’s skills requirements.
“I’ve also taken a step back and developed a toolkit primarily for school learners and university students which has the potential to ensure that they choose a career which gives them purpose (an important requirements for millennials) and satisfaction according to their individual aptitude. To date, I’ve had some clients select some of the elements in the toolkit for their staff to improve workplace attitudes,” she said.
The Vision Capital Consulting Toolkit consists of six elements:
- Neurolinguistic programming or understanding one’s psychology to harness potential skills and make good career decisions;
- Social media etiquette or responsible use of social media;
- Embracing diversity in the workplace (including race, age and gender);
- Values from work which includes health and safety as well as personal skills development;
- New venture creation to guide entrepreneurs with a bright idea and solid business plan; and
- Financial fitness e.g. avoiding being blacklisted and other important topics.
“This is an exciting time to be doing business in South Africa and I’m enjoying the challenge of building my dream,” said Samlall.