As documented by Fredson Gapara
I have worked in the drilling and mining industry for 22 years. I’m originally from Zimbabwe, but my work takes me to India, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, and many other places around the globe. I’ve been stationed in Congo for the past two years, working as an expat technical support coordinator at Sandvik Mining & Construction. I enrolled in Simplilearn’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course because I wanted to upskill myself, get out of my comfort zone and improve my work. The skills I acquired through Simplilearn are proving beneficial. The course showed me methods to measure company performance, pinpoint issues, and help solve those issues.
I also received a 25 percent salary hike and new projects after completing the course. The experience prompted me to refer three colleagues to take the course from Simplilearn.
A Talent for Team Building
I have been managing, building, and training teams throughout my career, and I have a team of general supervisors and shift supervisors reporting to me. My job is to provide project support with on-site equipment and train local workers. As a technical support coordinator, one of my roles is to help others upgrade their skills and teach them how to accomplish tasks properly.
Building teams is what I do. In a prior role, I began a project with five people and grew the team to 45 people. While managing a project in a remote mine in Botswana, we started with five workers and developed it into a 60-worker team. The project turned out to be a huge success.
Simplilearn Improves Presentation and Technical Skills
After completing Simplilearn’s course, I have improved my presentation and technical skills. We face a lot of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) challenges, such as performing root cause analysis, managing performance through data, and improving the relationship between the client and the OEMs. Because of the skills I acquired while taking this course, I now can understand work processes much better and start implementing new ways of working on completing day-to-day tasks.
My overall experience with Simplilearn was excellent. Initially, I thought the course would be challenging, but because of the comprehensive material and proper training, I found the course accessible and easy to complete.