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Services Seta's latest scheme to support young artisans by providing funding for
apprenticeship training and learner assessments.

The proposed 7 step programme for artisans presented by Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize is set to become a fundamental part of the department?s strategy to further develop and assist artisans in the country.

South Africa is witnessing an increase in new artisan learners, a trend that has been welcomed and encouraged by Minister Blade Nzimande who believes that skilled workers are crucial to the economic development and prosperity of the country.

With the aim of assisting small companies in South Africa, the AA and MerSeta have joined forces to produce skilled artisans in the Diesel Mechanic, Motor Mechanic and Auto Electrician trades, through their recently launched apprenticeship training programme.

The apprenticeship programme launched in the Western Cape aims to develop professional artisans in order to replace the many experienced workers exiting the industry, and alleviate immense skills shortages in the sector.

Before the end of June, 500 young people who've been unable to find jobs despite being qualified as plumbers, electricians or builders, stand a chance to receive practical training in Mpumalanga.

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