Chalmar Beef – Investing in the future
From left to right: Tafadzwa, Veli, Maxwell Tshuma from IMQAS – training coordinator, Progress
Three of the Chalmar Beef’s employees were enrolled in the Junior Meat Examiners course with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in May. The training will run for 12 months and will be followed by an internal graduation ceremony.
Chalmar Beef’s biggest asset is its people. They are a dynamic group of people with a collective set of skills and competencies that they bring with them. They love what they do and this translates to their work. It is for this reason and in keeping with the times that Chalmar Beef has always seen the need to invest heavily in their employees.
During the month of May, three of the company’s employees were enrolled in the Junior Meat Examiners course with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). This course is set out to provide learners with the capability to perform meat examinations according to stipulated regulations as well as qualify them as meat examiners in the red meat industry. It also provides opportunities for learners to develop their careers in the industry and equip them with a better understanding of their daily work.
“We are not new to the red meat industry. This year we celebrate our 48th year of existence and it is important that we stay abreast of current developments and changes in our industry, better our product and invest in our employees. We are well-known for our superior quality, tenderness, and satisfying taste experience and this is something that can’t be compromised. This has placed us right at the top of the beef producing industry and suppliers to top household names including Woolworths,” says Sarah Wethmar, Director at Chalmar Beef.
“There is also a very strong understanding of the level of competition in our industry, therefore a lot of time and money has gone into investing in Chalmar Beef and its employees to ensure that we remain competitive.”
“We are very excited to have been selected to undertake this course. It is our passion for the red meat industry and the company that drives us to excel in our respective positions. We look forward to the coming months and learning more about meat examination. It is definitely an exciting avenue for us and one that will stand us in good stead,” says Progress Mandaza, newly promoted Abattoir Manager.
The training will run for 12 months and will be followed by an internal graduation ceremony.