ISUZU Truck Centre (ITC) Cape Town is celebrating a significant milestone with the achievement of a level 1 score on the dealership’s most recent Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) audit.
“The strategies which we have deployed have benefitted the business as well as those whom we developed for the longer term,” said Dealer Principal, Eric Ackerman.
He explained that ITC Cape Town, which is situated in Epping, was committed to transformation and to this end was pursuing various initiatives, including the provision of support to level one suppliers and embracing the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme.
This year Isuzu Motors South Africa created opportunities for 72 candidates to participate in the YES Programme – thereby offering young South Africans paid work experience, while creating a pipeline of talent for the future. Of the 72 learners, 20 have been placed within the dealer network, as in the case of ITC Cape Town who has taken on two YES candidates to gain work experience at the dealership. The YES programme was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 with the aim to offer young South Africans paid work experience.
Micheal Ndevu, a former diesel technician at the dealership, is now one of ITC Cape Town’s enterprise development suppliers and the successful owner of the company, Ndevu Car Wash and Valet. Ndevu, who started out as an apprentice at the dealership employs nine staff members through his company, and plans to expand his business into providing cleaning and sanitisation services.