PMI addresses critical skills shortage in SA manufacturing industry

The manufacturing industry is key to a healthy economy. South Africa’s manufacturing industry faces many challenges, including a turbulent global economy, globalisation, and issues relating to labour productivity and efficiency.

But perhaps one of the greatest challenges it faces is the critical skill shortage in its industry. In the merSETA 2014 – 2015 Sector Skills Plan, it sites a number of key skills in its Scare Skills List. In addition to a number of trades, Production / Operations Manager (Manufacturing) falls within its top 10 pivotal occupations.

For almost four decades, PMI, previously known as Production Management Institute of Southern Africa has specialised in training and skills development in this sector. PMI’s Higher Education qualifications are effective in that our training focuses on workplace application and transfer of learning, creating graduates who are not only theoretically prepared for the role studied for, but who are skilled in the practical application of that learning.

PMI offers the following:

Higher Education SAQA Accredited Qualifications:
NQF 7 BSc (Honours) Industrial Technology and Management
NQF 6 Diploma in Operations Management
NQF 6 Advanced Certificate in Operations Management
NQF 5 Diploma in Production Management
NQF 5 Higher Certificate in Business Management
NQF 5 Higher Certificate in Operations Management

Manufacturing, Quality and Supervisory related Short Learning Programmes:
Production Skills
Production Planning
Productivity and Work Study
Production Management 1
Operations Management 1
Total Quality Skills
Quality Tools and Concepts
Statistical Quality and Process Control
Quality Management 1
First Line Management
Business management

Manufacturing related and Supervisory/Management Learnerships:
NQF 1 Manufacturing, Engineering and related Technology
NQF 1 Food & Beverage Handling
NQF 2, NQF 3, NQF 4 Production Technology
NQF 4 Food Manufacturing
NQF 3, NQF4, NQF 5 Generic Management

PMI also offers a number of Production and Management related Skills Programmes.

For more details visit the PMI website.

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