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today23 Jun 2012
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CHIETA accreditation for coatings sector training

Government accreditation for skills training for the coatings industry, as provided by the South African Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI), has been approved. This was announced at the recent annual general meeting of the South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) by Stuurman Aphane, quality assurance manager for the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA).  Aphane said that CHIETA had decided to grant accreditation to SAPITI and that processes were already under way to award work skills programme and discretionary grants to the institute. “CHIETA will also ensure that we have the necessary staff to deal with this new accreditation,” Aphane pledged. 
today5 Mar 2011

Boost for training in SA coatings industry

Training in the South African coatings industry has received a major boost through new access to over 65 training modules of the British Coatings Federation (BCF). All the training modules are sanctioned by the internationally-respected training body, City and Guilds of London. The BCF decision to allow its training modules to be introduced in South Africa follows a visit to the UK by Deryck Spence, executive director of the South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). His negotiations with BCF will now lead to the first formal Articles of Association being drawn up between BCF and SAPMA.
today15 Nov 2010

Contractors join manufacturers against lead in paint

New support for the South African Paint Manufacturing Association’s drive to remove paints containing lead from the coatings industry has come from painting contractors. Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, recently addressed a meeting of leading paint contractors at SAPMA’s head office in Bedfordview. Feedback from the contractors present was very supportive, with several indicating that they were interested in joining SAPMA and following its lead-free philosophy.
today18 Mar 2013

New coatings training centre set to open mid-year

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association’s (SAPMA’s) new Centre of Excellence training centre is set to open around the middle of this year. The Centre of Excellence will operate from the old Bifsa Training Centre in Springs on the East Rand, once the revamp and modification of the premises is complete. The opening of the training centre follows the accreditation of SAPMA’s training programmes last year by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA). 
today13 Feb 2012

Government support for coatings industry training

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) reports that it has made substantial progress in its quest to obtain government accreditation for training in the coatings industry.  Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says the association recently held a fruitful meeting with the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) regional manager, Moshe Mogklana, where – based on a business plan drawn up by SAPMA – a training “partnership” between the two bodies was discussed.  “CHIETA afterwards indicated that it would be prepared to fund training for trainees identified through the government’s Workplace Skills Plan, to be drawn up for the coatings industry. The training will be provided by SAPMA’s training arm, the SA Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI), and a specialist training company, MLG, which will supply ancillary training,” Spence says.