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Vuka Makhi

Wednesday, 01 November 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tasveera Singh
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Twelve years of schooling has passed for our 2016 intake of Vuka Makhi Learners. They have travelled every Saturday for two years to the Master Builders Centre in Westville for lessons in Mathematics, Physical Science, English, Life Orientation and Basic Computers.  Having had their last lesson with us on Saturday 21 October, they began their matric examinations on Tuesday 24 October with English paper 1.

We wish these aspirant Construction Professionals of tomorrow well in their examinations and look forward with great anticipation to great final results.

It is envisaged that they will begin their tertiary studies at the beginning of the 2018 academic year.

At this point, we would like to draw to the attention of employers the benefit of supporting the future contributors to the South African economy. To support a student with a bursary impacts positively on your BBBEE scorecard and to absorb such an individual into your organisation and the industry is an even further boost.

The Master Builders Vuka Makhi programme has provided these young people the opportunity to mould their future and to take up their place as the future leaders of industry and South African society.

With a view of the great potential of our young people, we would like to wish all learners much success in their examinations.

Health and Safety Skills Programme

Many young people have, for various reasons not yet planned on what to study after they have completed their schooling. With the ever-increasing prominence being placed on Health and Safety in the workplace, Master Builders Training Academy is delighted to offer a 26-credit skills programme in health and safety, based on the qualification: National Certificate Construction Health and Safety for those who would like to enter into the workplace as a health and safety practitioner. Delegates will be capacitated in:

  • Current health and safety legislation and the application thereof in the workplace.
  • How to conduct a risk assessment in the workplace.
  • How to conduct an investigation into workplace incidents.
  • How to respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan.
  • Environmental initiatives

Equipped with this programme, the delegate will become much more marketable in the workplace.

Forman Programme in Pietermaritzburg

Our members in Pietermaritzburg have taken the plunge and have committed to train 16 foreman on site supervision skills. This programme covers:

  •  Supervision of construction teams
  • Supervision of health and safety
  • Quality management
  • Legal requirements
  • Management of resources
  • Monitoring and control of cost and production
  • Construction drawings
  • Setting out a construction work area.

We would like to commend our members on this initiative and wish both the companies and the delegates on the programme well on their excursion of education and training.

Bursary Fund

Over and above this, Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal has a bursary fund. We invite South Africans, living in KwaZulu-Natal, studying a post school qualification at an accredited institution in KwaZulu-Natal to make application for a Bursary. 

Please find attached the application forms (PDF)

Note that the closing date for applications is 5 January 2018.

Victor Smith | Training Manager

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