In our quest to advance skills development in the sector, MIWA is always on the lookout for initiatives with the potential to increase the standard of competency among our workers. We’re pleased to announce the newest such initiative, which sees the Fury Training Academy providing training to MIWA members.
To access this training, workshop owners in Gauteng were required to complete a letter of intent for a discretionary grant which Fury Training Academy could then submit on their behalf to MerSETA.
Successful workshops are able to either train their own apprentice/s or ask the Fury Training Academy to identify the candidates for them.
All training is aimed at upskilling workers as diesel mechanics, motor mechanics or auto electricians. Training starts with a one-month induction period at the academy’s premises, where both theoretical and practical training is provided once the grant has been approved.
All apprentices taking part in the training will receive a logbook along with the required learning materials, personal protective equipment, and a tool kit. A stipend will be paid to the apprentices for the duration of the training. All of this is covered by the grant.
Following the initial component of the programme, apprentices will be placed at an employer’s workplace for six months to complete their training, after which they will return to the Fury Training Academy for revision and final assessment. The entire process takes 30 months.
We look forward to welcoming the newly qualified apprentices after their training and seeing the positive impact of this comprehensive programme on our industry.