In response to the shortage of skills in the industry, the Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA) used this year’s conference to launch the IQ CDP Select – an eLearning programme that provides a flexible and innovative approach to continuous professional development (CPD).
The IQ CPD Select Series provides employers and learners with short, accredited learning modules that can be taken on their own, in bundles or in a bespoke package. All the units are delivered online and can be worked through at the learner’s own pace.
“The programme offers access to the latest bite-size eLearning modules and structured content, all of which can be undertaken based on each business’s needs,” explains Jeremy Hunter-Smith, the newly appointed IQSA chairman. “The Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) training and qualifications are recognised globally with flexible learning formats available to meet the needs of both individuals and quarry operators.”
“The IQ Academy Select is our way of championing skills development for our members,” adds Hunter-Smith. “The programme will allow young professionals to gain CDP points along their journey to their required professional field within the industry. It is designed for all learning styles and members can learn at their own pace.”
Learn more about the IQ CDP Select in the March-April edition of Quarrying Africa.