EPT / GTC History 2011 - 2012
EPT AVIATION TRAINING MILESTONES
Due to popular demand, we started offering evening classes for learners who desperately wanted to attend our training but could not do so as they were employed. Our classes commenced at 16h00 and finished at 21h00 with practicle training being conducted over weekends. This allowed learners to seek employment within the Aviation Industry while keeping their current employment.
EPT Aviation Training decided to offer training for prospective learners as customer service agents. This was a career ideally suited for those who wanted to enter into the aviation industry but wanted the stability of being based on the ground. Our learners who have attended this training have been very successfull in being employed at the airport for various Airlines.
After numerous requests from corporates, we embarked on a process to offer soft skills training. We received our accreditation from TETA as well as from ETDP. These accreditations allowed us to offer courses such as Train the Trainer, Assessor, Moderator training for the development of learners wanting to become trainers in various fields. For the corporate market we offer courses such as Cultural Diversity, Team Training and Conflict Resolution.
We also formed our sister company Global Training College which is accredited by CATHSSETA. This company offers various accredited qualifications and learning programmes such as: General Travel, Tourist Guiding, Food & Beverage etc.
In 2013, EPT Aviation Training was awarded a contract by the National Carrier, South African Airways, to conduct all Designated Examiner assessments for their Pilots and Cabin Crew Members. This contract was renewed in 2014.
EPT AVIATION TRAINING set the standard by being the first company in South Africa (inclusive of Airline Operators), to have a blended learning programme approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. This training course allows for our learners who are employed to compete the cabin crew licensing programme by partaking in a 2 month eLearning programme, followed by a 2 week residency period for practical and theoretical assessments.
In December 2018, EPT Aviation Training and Global Training College were bought by Comair Limited opening numerous avenues for expansion.