THE GRAHAM & RHONA BECK DEVELOPMENT TRUST: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
The Graham & Rhona Beck Skills Centre (established in 2008 on the Graham Beck Robertson Estate) provides essential training opportunities and important life skills to a community which has in the past lacked adequate resources and facilities to generate this type of enrichment. The groundbreaking Skills Centre (the first of its kind in this region) has been designed and planned with a holistic approach in mind, operating as a rural facilitation and skills training facility aimed at developing the human resource base of the Breede River Winelands area. Skills development has been identified as one of the most important requirements in developing people in order to alleviate poverty and contribute to economic growth in South Africa. The Graham & Rhona Beck Skills Centre equips trainees with valuable skills to compete in the open market, while stimulating personal growth and improving their self-confidence. The Centre acts mainly as a facilitator matching training supply and demand.