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Setas receive funds to address SA's skills crisis

By unknown | May 17, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Lihle Mtshali

Lihle Mtshali

Sector education and training authorities (Setas) will be receiving R300million more this budget year from Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana.

But companies who train artisans will not be sharing in the minister's latest budget offering because only Setas will qualify for it.

These funds for Setas are over and above the R316million allocated to them last year. Mdladlana said that the Setas are to focus on 16 priority artisan trades that his department has identified.

South Africa is faced with a critical shortage of engineers.

Sigi Proebstl, chief executive at Siemens South Africa, said: "The market requires one engineer for every four technicians and every 16 artisans. Currently the ratio stands at one engineer for every one technician and two artisans, and it's time the industry rose to this challenge."

Siemens recently announced that it was reviving its apprentice training programme with the recruitment of 20 delegates for an 18 to 24 month long course.


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