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1. Accelerated Apprenticeships

       2. Graduate Internship Project
This project addresses the shortage of qualified artisans in metalworking and
engineering trades. The primary objective of the Accelerated Artisan
Training programme is to develop a model of fast-track apprenticeships
that can be implemented by small-to-medium sized enterprises and thereby
unlock their on-the-job training capacity, which in South Africa has hitherto
been largely untapped.
  The primary objective of this project is to open up employment and on-the-job
training opportunities for graduates of the National Certificate (Vocational) in
public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges by
developing their practical skills to the point where they meet the current needs of
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3. FET College Support Project



4. Timbali Agribusiness

Since 2008, SSACI has implemented a programme of interventions

in public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges

aimed at aligning college curricula and outputs more closely with the needs

of the economy. These interventions include:

o embedding workplace-based experience and other forms of work-  integrated

learning for students within all college courses, training programmes and qualifications

o institutionalising industry exposure, exchange programmes and in-service

workplace-based training for college staff as a means of continuous

professional development

o fostering college-industry partnerships to promote more relevant,

efficient and effective training


This project addresses two priorities of South Africa's National Skills

Development Strategy 2011-2014, namely:

o    Rural development, especially by increasing agricultural production

o    Support for commercially viable business co-operatives

The primary objective of the project is to develop a replicable model for

supporting small-scale commercial farming co-operatives that comprises

technical skills training and business- and market-development services.

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5. Dual System Apprentices



6. DHET-Swisscham College Improvement Partnership

SSACI has been mandated by the national Department of Higher Education

and Training (DHET)  to pilot a new approach to artisan apprenticeships based

on the Swiss and German 'dual-system'. The main objectives of this pilot project are to:

o    test the value of dual-system apprenticeships for South Africa, i.e. their  

practicality for local conditions, their effectiveness, their costs and benefits,

and their appeal to local employers.

o    establish whether NC(V) programmes at public TVET colleges can provide

the requisite knowledge component of trade apprenticeships


SSACI,with Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and

Swisscham, the representative body of Swiss businesses and their associates,

in South Africa,have entered into a partnership,  aimed at improving the teaching

and learning in public Teachnical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

colleges, in South Africa

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