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l The minimum requirement for entry into a theoretical training programme at any technical college is a grade nine pass;
l Candidates need to be older than 16 to qualify;
l They must pass NQF levelstwo to four;
l Each level has an exit certificate and lasts for a year;
l After each level candidates will have 120 credits towards their qualification;
l After the fourth level candidates must write a trade test through Indlela - a trade testing centre, which is a part of the Labour Department;
l People who are good with their hands would be ideal for a career as an artisan;
l Central Johannesburg College can be contacted for more information on 011-643-8421;
l Setas such as the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta) and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Training Authority (Merseta) can be contacted for information on learnerships;
l Ceta can be reached on 011-265-5900and Merseta on 011-554-1300.