keyboard_arrow_upCHIETA accreditation for coatings sector training
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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. 

keyboard_arrow_upBoost for training in SA coatings industry
keyboard_arrow_downBoost 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.