Testimonials from our Delegates

What our delegates had to say...

 

Thank you ..... the PPM certificate has opened a whole lot of doors for me, this is not just a blessing for myself but for my whole family.  Adelina Nyokong

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“The funding for the project… was won thanks to the training I’ve had from University of Pretoria.  I began PPM in July 2015 and shortly thereafter I identified the opportunity to bid for the 80% grant from the European Union… I am certain that going through the process… helped me clarify the concept well and ensured that we were one of 20 projects shortlisted. The assignment then gave me the further basis to write the log frame, budget and narrative that led our consortium to be the ultimate winners on 800,000- euros.

…With the training from PPM I am now managing a project so near and dear to my heart, and for a better salary…

…personally I am so pleased to have come full circle and have benefitted so much from my training with University of Pretoria”.

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From Loraine Bester - PPM 3 - 2016

Good evening,

I would like to take the time to acknowledge the lecturers and organisational staff of the PPM 3 course and to extent this note of appreciation for the outstanding service/lectures provided throughout the course.

Rarely do you find an institution that makes you feel so valued. I can honestly say that every single lecturer was outstanding and put great effort into the preparation and delivering of modules. Having Professor Steyn introduce the lecturers at the commencement of every module and the lovely social event at the end of the course were some of the much appreciated personal touches.

I would like to make special mention of Nwabisa Budaza, who was always personally involved with the PPM course from and even before its onset. I was quite doubtful as to how to go about choosing an institution for project management training. Nwabisa took great care in establishing my exact need and acting thereon with absolute efficacy. She patiently aided me and guided me through the content of the training and requirements to enter the course. Her unparalleled service and help before and during the registration process assured me that Enterprises University would be the best choice (believe me, I investigated quite a few options and no one was even nearly as helpful). As they say: “first impressions last” and meeting Nwabisa at the day of registration with her reassuring handshake, warm smile and organised files convinced me that I made the right choice after all.

I have been very pleased with the service and modules at Enterprises University, however, Nwabisa’s professionalism and efficacy in helping me every step of the way exceeded all my expectations. An employee that has the ability to instill trust in students is truly an invaluable strength to the institution.

Such a commitment to great service is to be commended. I will advise anyone to do corporate training with Enterprises University for years to come.

Thank you again.

Kind Regards,

Loraine Bester

 

From Kathleen van Graan (P000058-001-2016)

Dear Professor Steyn 

I have been pondering on how to articulate this message of gratitude of ‘the PPM Course’ 

Which started of as a thought to enhance my Personal / Executive Assistant career and become the best PA that I could be, developed into a journey which, soon after completing the course, would change my life and career.    The PPM course could mean a stepping stone to a higher degree or higher designation in the organisation for some, for me it meant a whole new destination.

Background

At the age of 53 and as a single breadwinner, I have been without a job for a couple of months when I realized that a new trend in the business environment had developed and that one needed to be more diverse in skill in order to be an effective stakeholder in any organisation’s future growth. I took the first step and registered for the full time (6 months) course in PPM and dedicated all my time and effort into achieving a good end result and ultimately find a good job with a sustainable salary income – which in the interim became a reality!

Was it worth doing?

Even though the PPM certification course is expensive, especially if one funds it personally on a limited budget, it certainly is extremely valuable and I will recommend it to anyone who is serious about staying abreast with knowledge /skills development - and finding a job! My experience was that the course provided a hands-on experience approach and to a certain extend allow for reasoning skills, critical thinking, and knowledge that is developed through the high level of training by highly qualified Lecturers.  

When weighing the costs and benefits of the PPM certification course, I encourage any potential candidate to look not only at the values of career advancement but also at the value of increased knowledge, confidence, and fantastic new opportunities.

Benefits

In addition to the obvious advantages of education and knowledge, there were benefits I did not expect but realised as the course progressed from start to end:

  • It helped me to re-focus my career interests and become a valuable asset for my future employer.
  • It increased my confidence. Not only was I able to apply for positions within the project environment but I was confident that I could well compete against the younger Project Assistants as I had the added advantage of the PPM course to my existing secretarial skills.
  • It increased new opportunities and also opened doors in the project world which I see as a great source of personal growth for me.

 

The course landed me a job as Project Coordinator with an EPCM company in Pretoria.  The company is dynamic and continues to grow positively amidst the present difficult economic climate. What a wonderful opportunity and new challenge at this stage of my life!

Lastly, I wish to express a deep sense of gratitude to all the Lecturers for the way in which they facilitated and conducted their respective, specialized subject.  I am privileged to have been a student in your class and what I have learned from you will remain part of my future.

Thankfully yours

Kathleen van Graan (aka Kathy)

P000058-001-2016

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My name is Edward Tollemache, I attended and completed the PPM weekender course last year. I'd like to express my gratitude for the high quality of education provided and upheld by this course

 

“... ek kan nie uitgepraat raak ook die kursus wat ek nou doen nie...” (... I can’t stop talking about the [project management] course that I am doing...)

Riekie Lourens, Project Manager - Boeing Programme, Aerosud

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"Very good course for me; Very well presented; Very well organised; A lot of new friends and networking; To the point;  Very good practical examples referred to", Hein du Plessis, Senior Engineer Mine Health & Safety Projects, IRON ORE, KUMBA IRON ORE, KOLOMELA MINE. 

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"I attended the Programme in Project Management (PPM) that was headed by Professor Steyn. Prof Steyn gathered together an excellent, committed group of lecturers, who taught us the respective modules based on their extensive industry experience. Together with Professor Steyn, the lecturers authored a practical book on Project Management within the South African context, titled "Project Management: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Having attended various short-courses on Project Management, I highly recommend the PPM run by the University of Pretoria's Graduate School of Technology. I commend Professor Steyn and his colleagues on the level of their commitment to students, by providing an internationally recognised PM qualification, supported by their own self-commitment to Personal Excellence in their respective Knowledge Areas."  - Jaishree Mogi Naidoo.

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Timothy van der Merwe, Construction Project Manager at ChasCon “Delivered over six months found this a flexible course that I have integrated in the way I work. Classes are one week every month with assignments, both individually and teams – 2010” Linkedin Profile -  Timothy Van Der Merwe Construction Project Manager at ChasCon  

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"Dear Prof Herman Steyn, Dr Ad Sparrius and Marie van Niekerk. After successfully completing the Programme in Project Management prescribed modules with the University of Pretoria 2013, will you please allow me to express my appreciation towards yourselves in particular and the other brilliant course lecturers, by acknowledging that:

  • Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions 
  • What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us; what YOU have done for others in the world, remains and is immortal
  • One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers of Pretoria University, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. 

Thank you and May God bless you!" - Mike Ciubotaru

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"Special thanks for your commitment and sacrifices you made taking us through this course despite being done over the week-end" - Vicky Maoko (EON Consulting (Pty Ltd)

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"Thanks for the knowledge you gave me. The tools and techniques you exposed me to. Please continue with the good work." - Mmoloki Moyo (Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

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"Many thanks to CEatUP for the wonderful and informative course. With it I am able to apply the modern ways of managing projects with the academic touch from PPM". - Thomas Matjiane (Department of Settlement)

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"Special thanks for all your commitment and knowledge. It was a very informative course." - Sonia Trinidad". (Tubalar Construction)

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Thanks for a very enjoyable course. I learnt a lot. I must now only apply what you taught me. I just want to say thank you for all of you that played a role in presenting this course – Christo Booysen

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"Many thanks to UP for presenting an excellent programme. It benefits the various companies a lot. To have insight and understanding of project management is a necessity for every person working in a project management environment. The programme in an excellent way of achieving that and to ensure successful completion of projects. Thank you very much".

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"To Dr Giel Bekker, Prof Steyn, Prof Prozesky-Kutschke - thank you from the PPM 4 group. Spirit was exceptional. Information was transferred in a manner that everyone could understand". - Delegate from PPM 4

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"The PPM course has sharpened my skills in doing my work which is clustered into projects. Thank you". - Sondi Mtetwa (Dept. of Trade and Industry).

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"Thank you for the lecturers for their dedication. The course was very insightful and educational. Looking forward to applying our newly acquired skills in the future". - Soshika Naidoo, Betty Spencer and Janette Wessels.

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Accreditation

The PPM is presented under the auspices of the University of Pretoria that is accredited with the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a higher education provider. The PPM is registered with the PMI (USA) and earn PDU's. The PPM is registered with ECSA and earns CPD points...

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