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Tool Making

29-June-2015
 
 
The TDM Powered programme is one of South Africa's skills - development success stories. The programme is part of the National Tooling Initiative Programme (NTIP) and its aim is to train highly skilled toolmakers for the South African manufacturing industry. Tool making is a skilled and well paid profession and graduates of the programme are in great demand in South Africa.

  

Given the above as well as the high levels of youth unemployment in South Africa one would think that information about the NTIP programme would be readily available in every high school. Not so. As is the case with most artisan training programmes, the NTIP has a surprisingly difficult task promoting this profession to schools and learners.

  

For the past three years the NTIP has partnered with SchoolTrade to inform local Life Orientation teachers about career opportunities in the Tooling industry.

  

On 11 June the NTIP hosted its Awards Ceremony at the local Umgungunglovu TVET College. Colin McKay from SchoolTrade said that it was especially gratifying to see many graduates who had come to know about this career through the Schooltrade Teacher Training Programme. If your industry would like to know more about this teacher training programme and how to get career information into underprivileged schools, contact SchoolTrade at colin.schooltrade@gmail.com.

  


   
  (FLTR) Colin McKay (SchoolTrade), Janet vd Spuy (TDM Student Officer) and
Dirk van Dyk (CEO: NTIP) at the graduation ceremony.

   




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SchoolTrade Adopt-a-School Programme