Drake International SA launches The Drake Training Academy.
Port Elizabeth, 01 October 2019. – Drake International, a global leader in talent management solutions, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Arkenstone Learning and Development Solutions.
The acquisition will see the launch of The Drake Training Academy, an innovator in the field of learning and development. The Academy is an Accredited Training Provider registered with the Services SETA in South Africa (S.SETA: 13507). Aside from assisting organisations to attract the best possible talent, The Drake Training Academy facilitates retention of top talent through its various training programmes which includes Learnerships, Short Courses, Tailored Learning and Skills Programmes. The core focus of the Academy seeks to improve the productivity and performance of the workforce.
“The Drake Training Academy represents not only a significant investment on the part of Drake International but will also further expand our service offering to the market, affirming our position as an industry leader.” says Country Manager, Amita Slabbert. Arkenstone’s Director’s Dave and Lee- Anne Pattle, both with extensive experience in training and development, will join the Drake International SA team, with Lee-Anne managing The Drake Training Academy and Dave heading up Talent Management Solutions, a separate division within Drake International.
Drake Talent Management Solutions offerings include the following areas of support; Unbundled Recruitment, Drakewize Skills Assessments, Drake P3 Behavioural Assessments, Exit Interviews, Verification Services, Outplacements as well as HR & IR services.
As subsidiaries of Drake International which was established in 1951 and present in 12 countries globally, The Drake Training Academy and Talent Management Solutions also have a national footprint with branches in all major centers in South Africa.
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