will also assist the school in funding and upgrading the workshops to enable the school to be accredited as a formal training centre in future.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI), has collaborated with MerSETA to offer formal and experiential learning for motor technicians.
During the three-year pilot programme, the motor manufacturer will collaborate with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MerSETA) and the St Anthony's Education Centre in Boksburg, to offer NQF level three qualifications for an initial intake of 24 students.
The meeting noted for instance that over 27 071 students had benefitted through MERSETAs
support and funding of various TVET colleges and schools including bursaries and incentive funding for training spending over R1.7 billion on education programmes between 2013/14 and third quarter of 2016/17.
We thank the Government, MerSETA
and all participating companies for giving us an opportunity to live our dreams!
The SETAs were made up of the Agriculture Education and Training Authority (AGRISETA), Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA), Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), Energy Sector Education and Training Authority (ESETA), Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&MSETA), Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MERSETA
), and (Media, Advertising, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICTSETA).
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), an entity of the Department of Labour in partnership with the Manufacturing, Engineering and related SETA (Merseta) are set to spend over R 160 million in training and assisting artisans with entry and re-entry to the job market in the next three years.
Vikesh Panday, Project Manager at Merseta, said the initiative identified a need to increase skilled artisans and this will be addressed through providing adequate funding to employers to enable increased artisans training support to national imperatives for artisans.
Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet says the 3 year agreement signed today by the Director-General Mbulelo Sogoni and CEO Dr Raymond Patel of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (merSETA
) will boost the skills base of the province.