Abraham Oliver

Profile
Abraham Oliver is the Program Manager at the Rapid Incubator and Centre for Entrepreneurship, False Bay TVET College. The essence of the Centre is to inspire young College graduates to embrace entrepreneurship; to inculcate entrepreneurial thinking in the College and to support existing small businesses in defined communities.
Previously he was the Ignition Centre Manager for Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) in Pinelands.
He also serves on two chapters of the Chamber of Commerce. He is the deputy chairperson of the Khayelitsha Chapter and member of the Mitchells Plain Chapter. He is also Executive Director in GEMA5 Business Enterprise Solutions.


SMME Experience
Abe is experienced and professional SME practitioner both in the art and science of entrepreneurship. His experience spans over more than 25 years both in academia and SMME business modeling support.
Entrepreneurship Coordinator at CPUT Abe for 6 years & Ignition Centre Manager at TSiBA for 3 years.
Developing Township SMME program for Stellenbosch University.
Redesign CPUT ND: Small Business Management to ND: Entrepreneurship
Design Entrepreneurial Venture Acceleration program, Coaching & Personal Development and Mentoring & Business Advisory Support program for CFE.
Set up SIFE Team at CPUT.
Presented a Service-Learning Model at HAN University in Holland.
Developed an Enterprise Supplier Development Program for Sanlam.


Project Management
Informal Traders Training and Expo for Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.
Mentoring Training for Informal Traders-WRSETA project
UIF Training project for unemployed youth- Department of Labor and Unemployment.
Mentoring Training and Partnership with Rotary International
MERSETA Project for Unemployed youth
Facilitation of Stakeholder Mapping for Innovation & Development Department
International Community Engagement and Service-Learning Project Management.
Abe coordinated International Dialogue program between TSiBA and North Eastern University (USA) in Boston for 5 years. Abe participated in a 4-week Oklahoma State University (OSU) Professional Fellowship Program funded by US Department of State in 2014.


Educational Experience
Abe completed his Master’s in Development Studies (2016) at UWC. His Thesis focus on Social Entrepreneurship & Service-Learning approach to develop community small businesses. BEcon degree; B. Econ (Hons) degree focus with focus on Business Management and Higher Diploma in Education (HDE) from University of Western Cape and Higher Diploma in Higher Education and Training (HDHET) from CPUT.


SETA Experience
Abe is accredited Assessor & Moderator. W&R Seta qualifications in Informal Small Business Practice. Abe is also a certified Growth Wheel Advisor. He further completed design & develop outcomes-based assessments plus learning programs (ETDP_SETA).


Position
Program Manager
Business Development Officer:
The Rapid Incubator & Centre for Entrepreneurship
False Bay TVET College
Executive Director: GEM A5 Business Enterprise Solutions
Certified GrowthWheel Advisor
Deputy President: Chamber of Commerce: Khayelitsha Chapter

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