Vaal University of Technology

About Vaal University of Technology

Established in 2004 as Vaal University of Technology (VUT), it originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966-1979) and was later known as Vaal Triangle Technikon (1979-2003).

As part of the transformation of the higher education sector in 2004, institutional restructuring reduced, through mergers and incorporations, the number of institutions of higher education and training in South Africa from 36 to 23. Vaal University of Technology was subsequently established under the Higher Education Act, No 101 of 1997.

Based in southern Gauteng, Vaal University of Technology draws students from all regions of the country as well as 25 other countries. It is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa, with an annual enrolment of about 21 000 students. The University is well positioned to make a substantial contribution to the development of human capital in the southern Gauteng region, the country and the continent.

It has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences.

VUT has four campuses. The Vanderbijlpark Campus is situated on 4.6 hectares of land with a state-of-the-art Library, lecture halls, laboratories, auditoriums and offices. Three satellite campuses extend the academic business of the university into Secunda andKempton Park (also in Gauteng) and Upington, in the Northern Cape. An extension to the main campus is located in Educity,Sebokeng, which is being developed into a Science and Technology Park and the seat of the southern Gauteng regional Innovation Hub. VUT is located in a highly industrialised area alongside major petro-chemical, steel, engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing companies. It is also surrounded by communities with poor economic backgrounds.


VUT is the university that leads in innovative knowledge and quality technology education


To produce top quality, employable and entrepreneurial graduates who can impact society through:

  • Adopting cutting-edge technology and teaching methods
  • Producing a scholarly environment conducive to learning and innovation
  • Developing a Programmes and Qualifications Mix (PQM) that  meets the needs of society in Africa and beyond.


University of Limpopo

UL Mission,Vision,Motto


To be a leading African University focused on the developmental needs of its communities and epitomising academic excellence and innovativeness


A University which responds actively:

  • To the development needs of its students, staff  and  communities,
  • Through relevant and higher quality education and training, research and community engagement, and
  • In partnership and collaboration with its stakeholders.


  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Academic Freedom
  • Excellence and Professionalism

University of Venda

Message from the Vice Chancellor

University of Venda – developing responsible citizens

Welcome to the website of the University of Venda, known as Univen.

Your interest in our University is most welcome and very much appreciated. We are committed to excellence and are working towards becoming a quality driven, financially sustainable, rural based comprehensive University.

Our goal is to develop responsible citizens who will impact positively on the growth and development of South Africa. Univen has the necessary human resource capital and is ready to serve as the engine that drives the regional growth and development strategy in South Africa in general and the Limpopo Province in particular.

As part of the restructuring of higher education in South Africa, Univen was mandated by government to become a comprehensive University. This entails a fundamental academic planning exercise that involves the re-engineering of our core business. Committed to quality and excellence, we offer a diverse range of academic, professional and career focused programmes – both on undergraduate and postgraduate level – that are relevant to the job market. These range from Agriculture, Health Sciences, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Law, Human and Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Environmental Sciences to Education and community engagement.

Thank you for visiting our website and I hope you found it helpful. Please feel free to contact us at any time for additional information or assistance.

With best wishes

Professor Peter Mbati
Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Durban University of Technology


With approximately 23 000 students, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first choice for higher education in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It is located in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB). As a University of Technology, it prioritises the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring its academic staff possess the highest possible qualification that they can get.

The Durban University of Technology is a result of the merger in April 2002 of two prestigious technikons, ML Sultan and Technikon Natal. It was named the Durban Institute of Technology and later became the Durban University of Technology in line with the rest of the universities of technology.

DUT, a member of the International Association of Universities, is a multi-campus university of technology at the cutting edge of higher education, technological training and research. The university aspires to be a “preferred university for developing leadership in technology and productive citizenship”, and to “making knowledge useful”.

As a butterfly develops from a pupa, so have the students at our institution. From the moment they register as green freshers, to their capping at the hallowed graduation ceremony, our students undergo an intellectual evolution.

University of Western Cape

University of Western Cape

About UWC

​The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.

Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the university is aware of a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society. In particular it aims to: Advance and protect the independence of the academic enterprise.


University of the Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa | +27 21 959 2911

University of Johannesburg​​


About University of Johannesburg​​

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development.

The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself in its accessible excellence, after only nine years UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature.

In its first five years of existence, UJ doubled its accredited research output and increased its number of distinguished South African Research Chairs from none to seven. This remarkable achievement was reached well ahead of the target set for 2015. The 2010 research outcome was the result of UJ’s desire, during the initial period, to establish UJ as a thoroughly research-focused university.
UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ.
UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. UJ’s programmes, within its nine faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus.
Based on the choices of UJ’s Orange Carpet First-Year Students – those with an APS score equal to and greater than 40 points – the flagship programmes include: Accounting; Electrical and Electronic/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Mining Engineering; LLB/ BA Law/ BCom Law; Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics; IT/ Computer Sciences; Human Physiology; Optometry; Finance; Psychology; and Teacher Education.
In order to make UJ’s teaching, research and innovation goals a reality, UJ has, over the past eight years, invested in excess of R2 billion into the upgrading and expansion of living and learning facilities on all of its campuses and into creating a safe and secure, world-class learning and research environment for both staff and students.
UJ also introduced handheld devices (a tablet or laptop) into first-year classrooms in 2014, in a bid to connect these young minds with the world of e-knowledge that they are growing into, and to transform their ability to contribute and compete.
UJ’s graduate success rate now stands at 83,4% and the overall annual graduate output is in excess of 11,400 students. The University’s First Year Experience Programme (FYE), an initiative offering academic skills reinforcement with an accent on students mentoring fellow students, is one of the support programmes that help ease the school-to-university transition. Almost 1,300 student tutors, selected from third-year level and up, act as an interface between students and teaching staff. UJ also introduced academic advisors in University residences and approved off-campus accommodation facilities. Under UJ’s Academic Excellence Programme, 250 student advisors are serving 2,000 first-year students in 25 residences.
Notable, too, is that UJ, with more than 49,500 students; 2,300 international students; 6,700 postgraduates and renowned academic staff, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. UJ is home to 133 rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has seven National Research Foundation Chairs. Additionally, it produces the largest number of black accountants of all accredited residential universities in the country.
While UJ pursues global excellence and stature, the University envisages being nationally responsive in a manner that only UJ can. In this regard, among South Africa’s six leading universities, only UJ successfully provides access to almost 2,000 first-year students who come from the poorest communities, providing them, where needed, with top-up NSFAS funding, bursaries and two healthy meals a day.


Tel: +27 11 559 4555


Tamil Nadu Foundation, inc

Soft Skills Training Program

In Tamil Nadu, passing 10th grade is absolutely required to be employable. The future for those who have not passed 10th grade is pretty grim. Mrs. Andal Domodran, former chair of the board of trustees, urged TNF Chennai chapter to initiate a project to improve the 10th grade passing rate through a program to motivate students.

TNF Soft Skills Training Program

TNF Soft Skills Training Program

TNF center chapter tried to develop a two-day program for the high schools of Tamil Nadu that would be similar to the career guidance program TNF started at Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai. But the issues for high school students were very different. The high school program had to be affordable, and TNF needed to be able to take the program to schools. Also, TNF needed to convince the heads of the schools that the program would deliver what it promised since the students would be away from regular classes for two days.

At first, TNF was not very successful in developing the program to meet all the requirements. But when a discussion of the training came up at a board of trustees meeting held at project site, Ponneri Library, M.N. Reguraj, Trustee, offered a solution. He is president of Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), and he offered materials and trainers from the two-day soft skill training that were offered to all the students of NTTF Bangalore.

NTTF Bangalore is the biggest training center in South East Asia. NTTF has 23 Training Institutes throughout India, and annually trains about 8,000 students in various job skills. This training can be 3 months to 3 years. TNF accepted Mr. Reguraj’s offer. Under the informal agreement, NTTF provides two trainers and the training material. All the expenses related to training will be paid by TNF, including travel expenses, boarding and lodging as well as expenses at the training locations. The training would be brought to the students in their schools.

The two-day soft-skills program covers a number of specific areas on each day. On the first day the following subjects are covered.

  • Knowing the game – personal details, strengths and weaknesses
  • Analysis of weaknesses – how to convert weakness into strength
  • Communication
  • Concentration – listening, reading, understanding
  • Memory improvement
  • Presentation skill
  • Communication game

And in the second day these following subjects are covered,

  • Thought for the day
  • Time management
  • Health and personal hygiene
  • Civic sense
  • Confidence building
  • Memory improving exercise
  • How to prepare for the examination and overcome fear
  • Career planning – different courses and job opportunities
  • Feedback

As of May 2014, TNF has trained 1450 students in 33 schools in 7 districts. Fund availability at TNF center will determine the number schools the training will be offered. TNF has also started the process of “train the trainer program”, to eliminate the dependency on NTTF.

Contact Us

Mailing and Contact Information

TNF USA Office:

TamilNadu Foundation, Inc. USA
1709 Kenyon Dr
Naperville IL 60565-1715
Ph: 469-286-3872 (469-2TNF-USA)

Mr. Daivamani Sivasailam
10315 Castiefield Street
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Ph: 443-812-6794

TNF Center Chennai:

Executive Directors
Ms. S. Manmathadevi, Adminstration
Ms. Vasumathi, Projects

27 (Old NO: 9), Taylor Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai 600010
Ph: 044-2644-6319
Telefax: 91-44-2644-6319

Success Training Institute (STI)


Our Mission

The Success Training Institute in on a mission to deliver high quality, powerfully effective online soft skills training that accomplishes a singular goal: to develop a better business professional. Because we believe better begins on the inside, our training is not only focused on the most common soft skills but those that promote and encourage excellence in character, honesty and team collaboration.

Our commitment to fostering life long learning is exemplified by our dedication to constantly producing and updating our original content to keep our clients adequately supplied with the most current cutting edge training programs on the market; making them more efficient and effective.

Our Story

The story of the Success Training Institute is one of passion and pursuit. The founders of STI have a pure passion for developing the best practices in training and an even greater passion for helping others achieve unprecedented levels of success in and out of the boardroom.

With an unwavering belief that EVERYONE can learn, Success Training Institute features courses and training concepts that connect with almost every demographic. From the college student to the Senior Executive and everywhere in between, the STI SIPS© approach to training has been touted by individuals from all walks of life.

We Didn’t Forget You

Not affiliated with a company, STI also offers individual training programs that suit your needs as well. College Students, Entrepreneurs, Home-based Business Leaders and stay at home Moms, are also enjoying the benefits of the life changing courses offered by STI.

Our Training Method

Research studies show people learn better in smaller, stimulating training segments as opposed to spending hours at a time in a training class. Smaller segments (ten minutes or less) cater to the attention span and hectic schedules of business minded professionals.

TTherefore, STI offers original, highly effective content that will inspire your team to reach goals more efficiently. Companies that have used the STI platform have seen marked improvements in employee confidence, productivity and overall job satisfaction.

Your staff will be tested over the material and certificates of completion are awarded for each test they pass, providing instant gratification and the desire to learn even more.

Also, for reporting purposes, you can track how long each team member was on the site, which classes they successfully completed, the top performers in each class and much more.

Learn how your team can be transformed through effective, engaging training sessions that truly make an impact.

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 Savant People Development

Soft skills are those attributes that play a significant role in molding an individual’s personality and are vital for anyone who wants to make a success of their career.

Examples of some of the programmes that we offer are:

  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Competition and collaboration
  • Stress management
  • Exploring prejudices, cultural biases and stereotyping
  • Conflict resolution
  • Business and telephone etiquette
  • Feelings awareness & empathy
  • Career planning
  • Values clarification
  • Listening skills
  • Assertion
  • Decision making
  • Developing power within groups
  • Evaluating leadership styles and identifying leadership characteristics
  • Understanding motivation
  • Developing interpersonal trust

Please take note that our programmes on offer are not limited to the above, and are all customized in accordance with our clients requirements.

Tel. +27 82 331 3682 | Fax. 086 579 0967

Skills You Need


Welcome. Here at SkillsYouNeed, we’re passionate about providing high quality information and resources that help you learn and develop the skills you need to make the most of everyday life.

Whether you’re at work, a job seeker, student, teacher or parent, or just interested in developing your key skills, you will find plenty of information here about essential life skills. We hope that this information and these resources will help you to improve your personal and professional life.

We also hope you find your visit rewarding and tell others about us.

Finding the Skills You Need

Find more at:

Tools to Train

Soft Skills Training Modules & Case Analysis

About Us

Our core design team is a collection of highly effective training consultants with a collective experience of over 50 years in training and development. The training resources that are presented on the website have been used and perfected by our facilitators in various soft skills training programs in cultures like the USA, UK, China, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India.

Our team has been empowering facilitators with tools to train on soft skills in the workplace over the last few years and the results have always been “highly effective”. All materials have been created by our leading trainers and have been fine-tuned based on simulations in real-time training environments. Be it improving communication skills, time management, team building or business etiquette and interpersonal skills training our soft skills training modules have always made a high impact.

We believe that training and facilitation is more than just a PowerPoint. This is why we have translated our team’s global experience into examples that can be used to illustrate the most simple or complex concepts. The examples that are provided in our facilitator guides and soft skills training modules are based on challenging workplace situations and the real-time experience of facilitators who continue to be involved with training and development to this day.

Our aim is to empower facilitators with a set of tools that will enable them to effectively enhance the quality of their training and development workshops. We provide them with presentations, business case study analysis, team activities and games, role plays scenarios, ice breaker activities and real-world examples that are bound to leave participants engaged, educated and enlightened.

Our training resources and soft skills training modules have been successfully used by our facilitators with organizations such as:

  • Caterpillar
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sacombank (Vietnam)
  • Renault-Nissan
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Bosch
  • RR Donnelley
  • Chemoil
  • Temenos
Head Office – INDIA

59/29 College Road,
Chennai – 600 006.

Cell: +91 9677044366 / 9677040908
Phone: +91 44 42317735


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Ohio 45875.

Phone: 614-559-4530

Kindly call us only if it is an emergency; otherwise send us an email at the address given below or in the ‘Contact Us’ form given on the right. We will reply within 24 hours of getting the request.


SoftSkills Courseware

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About Us

Soft Skills Courseware is dedicated to providing corporate trainers, HR professionals, educational institutions, private training firms, and consultants with the best in training materials for workshops and other training situations. Our courseware is developed with the trainer in mind because this is who our courseware is for. We provide you with the materials… you are the trainer… and you need to be confident when you are in front of your students and peers. Soft Skills Courseware gives you this confidence.
Leadership Skills for Supervisors
Performance Management: Managing Employee Performance
Performance Management: Managing Employee Performance
The Practical Trainer
The Practical Trainer
New SoftSkills Courses

  • Developing a Safety Procedures Manual
    Developing a Safety Procedures Manual
  • Planning for Workplace Safety
    Planning for Workplace Safety
  • Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Approach to Greening Your Organization
    Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Approach to Greening Your Organization
  • An Environmental Audit Primer
    An Environmental Audit Primer

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  • American & International

    SoftSkills Courseware
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    Suite 348
    Boston, MA
  • Canada

    SoftSkills Courseware
    185 Provost St.
    Suite B
    New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
    Canada, B2H 2P8