Reflex Panelbeaters and Spraypainters is a proud sponsor of New Beginnings Foundation, a social upliftment initiative aimed at rebuilding peoples lives, in order to become self-sufficient contributing citizens.
Lerato Educational Centre, clothes, feeds and most important, educates 460 disadvantaged children. Lerato Educational Centre is not government funded and therefore rely on donations. Reflex Panelbeaters and Spraypainters is honoured to assist toward the education of our South African youth.
Reflex Panelbeaters and Spraypainters hosted a stall at the 2016 Entrepreneurs Christmas Market in Alberton on 10 December 2016. The market was in support of community and fun with donations provided by stall holders to Alberton Baptiste Kerk for refurbishment. A Raffle was offered by Reflex Panelbeaters and Spraypainters, with prize money of R1,000.00 being won by Mr Andre le Roux.
Mrs Maria Pataco, Financial Division - Reflex Panelbeaters and Spraypainters hands over the prize money to Andre le Roux
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION
We launched our internal learnership programme in March 2010, bringing on board more than 20 learners — representing 15% of our employees at that time. We absorbed these young people into our workforce for a year and imparted work skills to them. When this programme ended in February 2013, we appointed 80% of the interns to full time positions.
The learners, meanwhile, continued to progress on their skills.
APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS INDUSTRY
We are accredited by the MERSETA to train apprentice-panelbeaters and Spraypainters according to the Competency Based Modular Training programme.
We strive to have the best-qualified staff working on accident-damaged vehicles.
Currently we have two employees in this programme who will qualify shortly.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
We are proud to be a part of and support small business enterprise development.
Simon from SMG Auto Glass, benefits from our involvement with this venture. He owns a small business and we have been using his services and expertise for a number of years.
Another beneficiary is Joe, from Motor Cool Aiconditioners. He too benefits from our support of his small business.
REFRESHER COURSES BY EXTERNAL TRAINING PROVIDERS
We regularly send employees on refresher courses presented by Manufacturers of vehicles in South Africa, Part suppliers and Paint Manufacturers.
Norman came to Reflex in September 2007 after an extended period of unemployment left him homeless and living at New Beginnings Care Centre in Boksburg.
Reflex found the need to contribute towards the community and with the assistance of New Beginnings we gave Norman and others the opportunity to gain employment at Reflex.
With the help of our staff and his enthusiasm he soon worked his way from being a workshop cleaner to a Storeman Supervisor.
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