EDUCATION INDUSTRY EXCHANGE (EIE)
About Us
  
 
 
EIE Consultants boast well over twenty years of international education experience from which our clients stand to benefit significantly. The team has occupied various ranks in vocational education and training sector, government and international organizations, and has also acquired diverse skills including years of experience in managerial positions. Our skills give EIE a competitive edge as a change agent.
  
Meet The Team
  1. Barry Masoga
    Director of the Education-Industry Exchange (Pty) Ltd. He was until recently the Program Specialist/Chief of Party for the $7,6 million USAID sponsored U.S.-South Africa Partnership for Skills Development Program, responsible for the implementation of Student Support Services in the three provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape in South Africa. Prior to that he was Manager and Regional Director of the British Council Southern Africa for nineteen years, gaining expertise in development assignments in Southern African Development Community countries including Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Mauritius. He has expert knowledge of donor procedures, including DFID, USAID and the British Council. Barry is a highly experienced project manager, facilitator and education consultant with an unparalleled network of connections. He was also privileged to be asked to do the Search for the Oprah Winfrey Foundation leading the recruitment for Head of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls including the Deputy Head and Director Counseling. He has led a number of high-powered delegations to SADC countries, India, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
  2. Stevens Mauoane
    He has managed Career Guidance and Vocational Education Projects for young ex-offenders and migrant workers in the USA, working for clients including the Cuyahoga Community Colleges Association, Ford Foundation, Operation Push and the YMCA of the USA. He is a polished Policy Analyst and Project Manager who has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years. In South Africa, he worked as Director for Research Development at the Education Foundation Trust (EFT). At the EFT, he led many research projects including the national survey of the Impact of HIV-AIDS in South African Schools, and the challenges of Education Management Information Systems. Stevens has held senior positions in government as a Policy Analyst and Strategic Planner. He has reviewed and revised departmental Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans; and development of the Monitoring and Evaluation framework of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. From 2007 to 2011 he acted as Project Coordinator of the annual NWP Skills Development Conference. Stevens has represented the Department of Public Works at the ILO Regional Conference (focusing on Vocational Education) in Accra, Ghana. Most recently he was contracted as a consultant for Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement for the Interim Council at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (formerly Medunsa). Stevens is an Accredited Assessor with the ETDPSETA.
  3. Dr Modise Manota
    Trained as an educator and soon became a principal of a High School, a principal of a youth college, Gauteng Youth College (GYC) registered as a Technical College, a Chief Education Specialist (CES) with the Gauteng Department of Education, a Senior Manager with the National Business Initiative (NBI), a Provincial Technical Advisor for the North West Province Education Department, a Chief of Party for the US-South Africa Partnership for Skills Development Programme, and now a managing member of Mmapela Lesiba Project Solutions, a professional organization providing various services in schools and Further Education and Training Institutions (FETIs). He has served as member of the National Co-ordinating Committee that comprised officials of the nine provincial education departments, the youth commission, and various other civil society structures. As a member of the FET Directorate in the Gauteng Department of Education Modise was responsible for Institutional Development and he was later tasked to lead the Gauteng Provincial Merger Team (GPMT) to ensure that the thirty-three former Technical Colleges in Gauteng were merged into eight bigger institutions. At the NBI Modise was responsible for an initiative of the Department of Education called the College Collaboration Fund (CCF) to support the merging of all 152 former Technical Colleges in South Africa into 50 bigger FET institutions. He led the capacity building process that included change management and the development of college strategic plans. As a Provincial Technical Advisor based in the North West province, he was responsible for guiding and supporting the capacity building process in the FET
  4. Ruth Gee
    Ruth Gee spent over six years working with the South African National Department of Education and with State governments on developing and delivering leadership programmes in the FET system. She is now a consultant facilitator helping organisations develop their people, systems and processes. Ruth worked as the CEO of British Training International, 1997-2000. She worked 2000-2010 in British Council as Director of global Vocational Education and Training, Director for Hong Kong and Regional Director for India and Sri Lanka. These posts saw her build relations with governments and industry bodies also in China, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and USA. They built on her expertise in England as the CEO of Edge Hill College of Higher Education (now a University) and the first director of the Association for Colleges (now the AoC UK) She started her career as a teacher in secondary schools before combining 8 years as an elected local government councillor with the early years of parenthood. Ruth is able to combine high level strategic analysis and planning with detailed operational understanding. She is a natural leader and a strong team member.
  5. Refiloe Mabaso
    Has twenty one years working experience in the field of Information and Knowledge Management and has been exposed to operations in various forms of business from medium to large corporate organizations including academic, non government organizations and government organizations. She also lectured Knowledge Management for MBA students at UNISA School of Business Leadership. She has been involved in the Knowledge Management Strategy field since 1998, playing a dominant role in terms of system designs for information and knowledge management. She led with the implantation of Information and Knowledge Management Strategy at The British Council, Gauteng Provincial Legislature, National Research Foundation, and Technology Innovation Agency. She is currently working for Sasol Technology as Lead Consultant - Knowledge Manager. This is a key strategic position within Sasol Technology to drive and position knowledge sharing within the organization. She presented papers at various conferences and seminars both at National and International level on the subject related to Information Management and Knowledge Management. She is a member of various professional bodies / associations. She is currently a member of the Committee for Data Achiving (CODATA) advising the National Research Foundation on issues related to Scientific Data Archiving; a member of the Task Group on Data Sources for Sustainable Development in SADC Countries. A member of CODATA International – representing South Africa at the International level. Also serves as a Board Member for International Women’s Forum of South Africa Fellow’s Alumni (IWFSAFA) as the Executive Secretary.
  6. Natasha Marwick
    Natasha is a management consultant based in Durban. She spent 8 years as a senior manager at Deloitte before starting her own consulting company focused primarily on public sector corporate governance, management and organisational development. During her 16 year consulting career, Natasha has managed and directed many large assignments across South Africa, including most of the provincial departments of education, the national Departments of Basic and Higher Education and Training, most of the 50 further education and training colleges, the provincial Departments of Public Works, Health, Agriculture, Social Development and the KwaZulu-Natal Office of the Premier. Natasha’s expertise lies in strategic management and the corporate functions of HR, finance and supply chain management, with specific reference to: • planning and reporting • executive coaching • business process reengineering and organisational alignment • training and capacity building • skills and competency assessments • organisational development • formulation of business prescripts (delegations of authority, policies, operating procedures)