The scarcity of skilled Artisans in South Africa poses a real skills risk to certain economically active industries. Progression, a leading skills development and diversity management consultant, understands the challenge of aligning Skills Development Strategies with an organisation’s core business all while meeting B-BBEE and other legislative requirements. In order to offer its clients the most appropriate Skills Initiatives, Progression recently elevated its Apprenticeship programme product offering. An Apprenticeship programme develops highly skilled tradesman which can assist companies in addressing the very real skills gap they face. Progression’s Apprenticeship programmes now include accredited courses for Boilermaking, Pipe Fitting, Welding, Electrician, Fitter & Turner, Instrumentation, Tool, Jig & Diemaker, and Millwright.
Candice Abrahams, Business Development Manager at Progression, believes that an Apprenticeship is an ideal training intervention for organisations wanting to invest in long-term Skills Development activities. “The overall training can take place over a 4 year period, allowing the apprentice to fully integrate into your business and gain a wide range of skills and competencies.” says Candice.