Congratulations to participants in RMI’s New Venture Creation programme, who were recognised for reaching milestones in the programme at a recent event held in Centurion.
The learnership programme is creating important opportunities for informal employers in the automotive industry to become formally recognised. Training focuses on upskilling participants in general mechanical repairs, motor body repair and spray painting, parts sales and tyre fitment centres, ensuring that they are equipped to meet industry standards in terms of compliance, tools, equipment, infrastructure and human resources. This training not only positions businesses to function sustainably; it also ensures they follow the principles of sound corporate citizenship and positions them to gain new business from government, insurance, fleet, and Original Equipment Manufacturer approval panels.
The qualification is viewed as a helpful bridge to help rural and informal businesses become recognised as equal participants in the formal economy.