Bytes People Solutions instructor wins SAPICS award
Bytes People Solutions instructor Gerald Verreyne has won the SAPICS (Association for Operations Management of Southern Africa) Instructor of the Year Award at the 2012 Supply Chain Education Excellence Awards.
The award recognises instructors who, by diligently supporting their students in a manner that extends beyond the call of duty, have continuously produced outstanding results, show true commitment to their students and have true enthusiasm for supply chain education.
Mauritz Oberholzer, business unit executive, Bytes People Solutions, says that since joining Bytes People Solutions in 2011, Verreyne has shown a remarkable ability to convey his theoretical and practical knowledge of supply chain practice to a large number of students in a way that is simple to understand. A total of 129 students took his courses in 2011 and a 100% pass rate was achieved.
“I have been in the education and training field for the past 25 years, both as lecturer and facilitator, and Gerald is one of the most outstanding facilitators I have ever met,” says Oberholzer. “This applies not only to his ability to lecture and convey knowledge, but also to his unequivocal dedication and commitment to the students. Not a week goes by when he does not assess and give feedback to both his students and their managers. He also ensures that managers understand how important it is to support students, and that students receive the help and guidance they need if they struggle with the content or workload of the course.”
Bytes People Solutions offers a number of accredited supply chain and logistics training and education curricula, all of which are scheduled around the availability of the students and offered on-site at client premises. The courses focus on helping individuals to develop from grassroots level by providing a solid foundation of knowledge, which will enable them to move up the ranks of this rapidly developing and competitive profession.
“Gerald's award says a lot about the quality of training we provide for the supply chain industry and the high levels of achievement we encourage on the part of our students,” says Oberholzer. “This ensures that they can add value to their workplace once they have completed the course.”