Industry was able to interact with 160 learners and answer questions posed by the students. In the coming weeks the D3 team, who is managing this initiative with VAMCOSA and the Gauteng Department of Education will coordinate the selection process of learners who show natural potential and interest in an artisan orientated career.
Fumana Comprehensive’s workshops allow learners to gain practical experience while at school, a clear benefit to applying at companies after matric to continue with their career path. VAMCOSA members will all participate by mentoring and guiding the mechanical learners from grade 10 to matric with practical workshop experience whilst at school.
Learners showing potential will be earmarked for possible opportunities within member companies after matric.
The vision of the initiative is to fill the skills gap regarding qualified and certified artisans, as well as to encourage transformation within the industry.
Companies who rely on artisans are encouraged to join this initiative. It is a win-win, not only on a regulatory level but also in the development of future skilled employees.
The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) is managed under the auspices of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council.