Specialized welding centre in league of its own

2018-03-08 06:00

Eastcape Midlands Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College last week launched the “Welding Centre of Specialisation” at their Brickfields Road Campus in Uitenhage.

In a statement issued by Assistant Director Marketing and Communications for EMC, Elmari van de Merwe, she said within South Africa, welding has been identified as one of the scarce skills.

“The award of Centre of Specialisation puts the Welding Centre in a league of its own as it will compete with the best equipped welding centres in the country,” said Van de Merwe.

“A number of apprentices and learners through the apprenticeship and learnership programme offered at EMC have been trained within this centre. The employability of the apprentices who study through it will increase exponentially.”

MERSETA has played an integral role in funding the original launch of the “Welding Centre of Excellence” in conjunction with the EMC vision.

Previous students from the Centre were also invited to participate in the World Skills Competition. This competition will be held again in 2019 and EMC would like some of its students to participate.

The Welding Centre was originally launched in 2006.

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