Meet Arnold Muscat

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Obtained a B.Com degree majoring in Business Management and Economics (UNISA). He also obtained a First Class pass with IMM. He has worked in the financial, sales, marketing, manufacturing, production and retail industries attaining positions of General Manager, Finance Director and MD.

Arnold began using spreadsheets in the 1980’s before Microsoft Office was introduced and has been a continuous and progressive user of MS office and related programs for the past 20 years.

Arnold has been involved with training since 2003 and is the Managing Director and co-owner of College Africa Group, a national training company in South Africa.

ARNOLD MUSCAT Owner of College Africa Group

College Africa Group is SETA accredited computer software training provider.

College Africa Group trains throughout SA providing Microsoft Office courses, namely Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook as well as soft skills courses. Project Management training is also provided.

Education

Degree

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UNISA Commerce, Economics & Business Economics (Distinction)
Diploma

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IMM Marketing Diploma (Distinction)
Matric Exemption

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1971 – 1975 Brettonwood High Durban KZN

College Africa Group Mission Statement

To develop College Africa Group into a national training service provider that delivers what the clients need.

Developing clients’ skills so that they are more productive and thereby assisting them to achieve greater success in the work place.

Work Experience & Skills

Managing Director of Medium Sized Enterprises, 85 – 130 employees.

Possess Multiple Skills & Determination.

Interested in Early-Stage Startups

Specialities

General Management all aspects, Finance & Consulting.

Currently Business Intelligence & BI Reporting.

Microsoft Excel Training all Levels

Microsoft Office

New venture start ups

Entrepreneur & Website Development, Non Programming.

Marketing & Advertising Experience

Expanding College Africa Group throughout South Africa & Africa. College Africa Group is looking for companies that are interested in joint ventures with respectable like minded companies or people.

College Africa Group

College Africa Group provides professional computer training for corporate and private clients throughout South Africa. College Africa Group specializes in Microsoft office especially, Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook courses.

College Africa Group also offers soft skills courses as well as online training.

College Africa Group provides also provides consultancy services.

College Africa Group is ISETT SETA accredited.

College Africa Group Facilitators and Moderators are SETA accredited.

College Africa Group trains Business Intelligence/Alchemex (BIC) module and reporting to Pastel users.

Owner of a Furniture Retail Outlet

March 2003 – November 2005 (2 years 9 months) Pinetown KwaZulu Natal

Purchased a Furniture Retail Outlet & Managed the Complete Operation of the Two Branches.

Managing Director

Granite & Marble Industries (Pty) Ltd

January 2002 – March 2003 (1 year 3 months) Durban KwaZulu Natal

Performed the Managing Director’s Duties for the Company.

The Family Sold the Business.

Financial Manager

Granite and Marble Industries (Pty) Ltd

January 2001 – December 2001 (1 year) Durban KwaZulu Natal

Performed the Administrative & Financial Duties for the Company

Family owned Business with approx. 85 Employees working 24 hour shift six days a week.

SA Polypropylene Yarns (Pty) Ltd -Financial Manager

April 2000 – January 2001 (10 months) Hammarsdale

Employed as Financial Manager by SA Polypropylene Yarns (Pty) Ltd situated in Hammarsdale, KZN. SAPY operated on a seven-day week, twenty-four hour operation with approx. 125 employees.

Key Duties:

1. Compilation & Presentation of Monthly Financials to Directors Editorials & Advertisements –International & National Media

2. Responsible for Risk Control, Insurance, Health & Safety Control all aspects of Imports & Exports

3. Implementation of New Legislation Re Factory

4. Credit Control & Debt Collection

5. Wage Negotiation

6. Investigate DTI & Other Departments Re Financial Assistance Schemes

7. Strike Management Stock Controls & Documentation

Special Projects:

1. Employment Equity Bill Compiled, made successful application for R1.5m grant

2. SETA Training

3. Duty Credit Certificate (Gvt. Export rebate scheme)

4. Provide & present in house training for staff (Management and self development courses)

5. Self Employed Entrepreneur

Self-Employed April 1995 – March 2000 (5 years) Durban KwaZulu Natal

1995 – 1997 Building Maintenance company

1998 – 2000 Restaurant co owner Bazaruto’s – Restaurant Kloof

1999 – 2000 DMP – Economic, Marketing & Financial Research (news media) for their clients

General Manager of National Dye House Division Ninian & Lester (PTY) LTD

July 1993 – March 1995 (1 year 9 months) Hammarsdale KwaZulu Natal

Employed by Ninian & Lester (Pty) Ltd, at their National Dye House Division, which operated a twenty-four hour day, six-day week with approx. 120 Employees. NDH was sold in April 1995.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Factory Act Legislation – Union Negotiations – Finance & Admin

Sales – Staff Management – Budgeting

Pricing – Recruitment – Capital Expenditure

Planning Production – Strike Resolution – Resolving Quality Claims

Control Inventory Levels – Client Dispute Resolution – In House Training – Business Management – Strategic Planning – Accountancy

Accountant Ninian & Lester (pty) Ltd

April 1990 – March 1993 (3 years)

Performed Administrative Duties as well as those of an Accountant & for the National Dye House Division. This was a 24 hour operation, six day week

Facilitator/Marketing/HR

South African Transport Services

Employed by Transnet (SAR&H)January 1976 – March 1990 (14 years 3 months) Durban KwaZulu Natal

During these years I was promoted and transferred to the Regional Head Office in Durban and worked in different divisions. (HR, Petronet)

1. Personnel Administration

2. Marketing

3. Costing and material controls

4. R & D Projects

5. Budgeting Financial

6. Discipline and appeals facilitation

7. Full time Facilitator about two years. Trained soft skills training, soft skills and management courses under the guidance of the Manpower department for 18 months. This training was in Kwa Zulu Natal.

8. Courses presented senior management courses ,communications, race relations, conflict management, self development etc

9. Facilitator – Trained

10. Workmen’s Compensation claims

11. Assisted with in House course development

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