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Apprenticeship workshop in Eastern Cape

The I-Work Project – Apprenticeship System Development Provincial Stakeholder workshop was held at the Eastern Cape Midlands TVET College on 19 November. This was one of several workshops hosted by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the British Council around the country aimed at engaging stakeholders involved in the rollout of Centres of Specialisation (CoS) across all 19 TVET colleges and 26 campuses. Significantly, the British Council has made a provision for 10 new employers per college so it was an ideal workshop for any businesses that wanted to know more about how they can participate in the CoS programme as host employers.

MIWA representative for the region, Peter van Mosseveld, attended the workshop along with various industry stakeholders. “The DHET has approved the 2020 intake of apprentices and the RMI is calling upon all employers to be part of this ground-breaking initiative. We need to encourage the support and training of artisans in the industry and to get employers involved that will take on apprentices.”

Interested employers, in and around Rustenburg and Phalaborwa (for diesel mechanic apprenticeships), Port Elizabeth and Cape Town (for motor mechanic apprenticeships) should make contact with Louis van Huyssteen at louis.vanhuyssteen@rmi.org.za to obtain an Expression of Interest (EOI) form be considered as an employer on this project.