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As a young girl Cynthia was fascinated with the human mind in all its aspects and what Homo Sapiens can accomplish when the human mind works holistically and in harmony with consciousness.
Although she originally wanted to become an astronomer the universe decided differently and directed her to a career in education, training and development, a compelling and challenging journey spanning more than 26 years.
Cynthia is a firm supporter of Ken Robinson`s ideas to radical rethink our educational systems to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Her interest is ancient mythology & civilizations, astronomy, science & technology and of course, enjoying all of this with excellent red wine.
Her career encapsulates Laboratory Manager in the Mathematics, Statistics & Physics department at Wits Technikon; Lecturer in Engineering Studies & Manager of Computer Aided Learning Centre at Ekurhuleni FET College; FET Manager at eDegree; National Training Director at Electrical Contractors Association SA (ECASA); CEO of Minerals & Energy Education and Training Institute(MEETI) and currently CEO of APPETD.
During her journey she obtained various academic support to sustain the experience and practical component of her career. These include various Computer certificates; Analytical chemistry, Microbiology; Astronomy; Ancient studies. RPL Advisor; Assessor; SDF; Intel Teach to the Future; OBE; ICDL;LMS;ACCA – Leadership skills for woman; Brain Power Peak Performance Training; Best Practices in leading & managing exceptional NGO`s and Association Boards; Project Management; Corporate Governance & Board Effectiveness; University of Cambridge – Business & Environment executive program; Executive MBA in Leadership.
WITS Technikon Engineering Faculty High Flying Trophy of Excellence; The Planetary Society SETI – Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence; Prince of Wales – program for sustainability leadership.
Cynthia serve on the following forums: NSA Board & sub committees; SASCE Board & EXCO; ETDP SETA Higher Education & Research (HER); World Skills SA Committee, to name but a few.