VITAL INFO FOR ASPIRANT ARTISANS

l The minimum requirement for entry into a theoretical training programme at any technical college is a grade nine pass;

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.

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