Why employ a blind person?
Because it's so difficult for the them to find employment, people with disabilities generally work harder and are more loyal. People with visual disabilities tend to be more articulate and have better memories, owing to the way they have to work.
Our Placement Officer can advise employers interested in offering positions to visually impaired people. Options include:
Call Centre Staff
Optima provides training for blind and partially sighted people wishing to enter the call centre industry. For further information, please contact us on. tel. (012) 453-3811 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This involves a blind or partially sighted trainee being exposed to a real working environment for a period each week. The benefits are two-sided: other staff receive direct exposure to persons with a visual impairment, while the trainee has the opportunity to experience the workplace.
A learnership is a one-year programme, during which the trainee works and studies at the same time. The learner is paid by way of a grant and receives a certificate, recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority, on completion.
Learnerships are governed by SETAs (Sector Education and Training Authorities). Each industry has its own SETA, responsible for ensuring that skills development takes place. The company offering learnership opportunities benefits from rebates for the Skills Levy and also by educating a possible future employee.
We also have candidates who have greater degrees of experience and could be accommodated in the labour market. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Tel. 012 452-3811
On 27 March 2002, while working on a de-mining project in Mozambique, Kloppies Kloppers was injured in a landmine explosion.
For six weeks, Kloppies fought for his life in ICU. Then followed months of rehabilitation and operations. Today, Kloppies is blind and 90% deaf.
With the love and support of his family, he now uses his strong will, sharp wit and belief in God to motivate others of all ages and from all walks of life. Just being in his company is an inspiring and thought-provoking experience.
Kloppies is able to tailor-make and personalise his talks for each audience, and has covered topics such as Humanitarian Work, Overcoming Fear, Security, and Motivation.
For further information, please contact Henriette on 082 7635748 or via email by clicking here.