Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana Launches the Tshwane North College Artisan Development Programme

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

On Friday 11 April 2014, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr. Mduduzi Manana, MP, will officially launch the Tshwane North College Artisan Development Programme in Pretoria.

The importance of artisan development was also highlighted by the President of the Republic, HE Jacob Zuma, calling for massive investment in artisan development in an attempt to generate skills and boost the much needed job creation, as enjoined by the National Development Plan and other policy imperatives.

Tshwane North College is adhering to the national mandate to train artisans and views Artisan Development as a key enabler to economic and personal development in South Africa. The College will train 30 artisans (10 each) in Fitting and Turning, Electrical Engineering and Bricklaying as part of the Decade of the Artisan Programme.

The training will commence on Monday 14 April, at the College’s three campuses; Temba, Soshanguve North and Mamelodi. Practical work exposure will be offered by the City Of Tshwane and Tshwane University of Technology.

This programme will also build a sense of entrepreneurship by including the New Venture Creation programme. Trainees will be provided with a safe working environment, travel and meal allowances, and most importantly, mentors to support them in their venture for new knowledge.

The event will be held as follows:

Date: 11 April 2014

Time: 10:00 till 13h00

Venue: Tshwane North College .Pretoria Campus, Collegium Hall

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Apprentice students and their parents; The Deputy Minister; MMC Councillor Mabusela; TNC Management