Two Rand-Air employees recently earned master’s degrees in the Management of Technology and Innovation. Sales Manager Kim Coetzee and Credit Manager Dorothy Greyling received their certificates in a graduation ceremony after years of hard work and dedication.
Coetzee spent four years completing her degree at the Da Vinci Institute and chose to do her dissertation on customer loyalty which is relevant to her respective field. “Studying whilst working was challenging in that I needed to strategically manage my time. When completing various assignments it gave me new insights on how to approach encounters in my day to day operations relating to the management of technology, innovation, people and systems. I think the most valuable lesson that I learnt from this was that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to it,” she explains.
While Greyling enrolled for the same course in 2013, she decided to do her dissertation on the credit act which is a specialised area of interest to her and her profession. “The personal achievement of graduating and investing into my future adds immense academic, intellectual and work-related skills to my career. Studying for a postgraduate qualification is an important decision that requires time and dedication but this has aided me in developing skills that support me through daily challenges. It also allowed me the opportunity to do extensive research of the National Credit Act which gives me greater insight into my career as a Credit Manager at Rand-Air,” she says.
“Both Kim and Dorothy have worked long and hard to earn their master’s degrees. Their commitment to their full time professions at Rand-Air during their studies is testament to their perseverance. This is a source of great pride,” concludes Louwrens Erasmus, General Manager of Rand-Air.