We have not seen many new training centres opening in South Africa in recent years.
Because of short supply of qualified artisans, it is great news for South Africa when a new training centre like the Kitso Ya Boleng (KYB) Academy Technical Training facility in the Northwest province opens.
It is generally accepted that South Africa does not have sufficient Apprentices in the pipeline. Proximity to local communities is often a hurdle for potential Apprentices, which means they either need to commute over long distances or find accommodation far away. By having a training centre closer to communities makes it more accessible.
The opening of this new centre coincided with the Worlds Skills National competition that took place in the Ethekwini metro. Contestants competed in 3 of the 9 technical trades offered by KYB, namely Automobile Technology, Electrical Installations and Welding.
The World Skill Global competition will take place in Lyon, France later this year. South Africa will compete in a total of 24 different technical and vocational skills categories. Resolution Circle will be quite involved in the CNC Turning, Mechatronics and Mobile Robotics categories.