Installation, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Green Skills TVET College Intervention
First cohort starts training at Ekurhuleni East TVET College
The IRM Green Skills TVET college intervention rolled out the first group of 40 candidates who embarked on an industry-recognised “Technical Plumbing Assistant” programme at Ekurhuleni East TVET College on 7th September 2019, comprising 12-week work-readiness and technical training in plumbing and solar water heater installation and maintenance. On completion of the institutional training, the candidates will begin a structured 6-month workplace-based learning in 15 plumbing companies around Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni during which they will be afforded the support of qualified mentors. Of the 40 candidates, 24 are women.
The IRM Green Skills TVET college intervention is a partnership comprising: the National Business Initiative (NBI), Confederation of Danish Industry, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Institute of Plumbing South Africa, GIZ, Nedbank Foundation’s Eyethu Community Trust and Business Leadership South Africa’s Beyond Advocacy Fund. It is located within the IRM Initiative, which was accepted as part of the Presidential Jobs Summit Framework agreement, with government and labour as key partners. NBI hosts the Project Management Office for the IRM Initiative and provides technical support to the project. The Green Skills TVET intervention is aimed at providing scalable learning and employment pathways for marginalised and vulnerable youth into artisanal occupations in the Green Economy.
For further information.Please contact Cecil Macheke on : CecilM@nbi.org.za