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Legacy Programme - Skills and Entrepreneurship development
 

The Project has placed contractual requirements on its contractors to train approximately 3 000 skills development candidates in various trades and professions, such as boilermaking, coded welding, engineering, etc. The objective is to have a large number of skilled people who are employable within the Lephalale municipal areas and the Traditional Authority areas during and after Project has been completed.

 

Hitachi has extended the Further Education and Training College by investing a sum of R24 million in building the Tlhahlong Training Centre, where the training of the 700 artisans is undertaken as part of its ASGISA obligation. About90% of the candidates in this facility come from within Limpopo Province. All graduates that were trained in this Centre have been employed in the Project as artisans.

Siemens has spent a sum of R10million in procuring equipment for the existing Further Education and Training College. Eskom has spent R4.4 million on 28 Lephalale business owners to attend the Eskom Contractors' Training Programme in Polokwane. Hitachi's Small Business Hub assists local suppliers with loans at interest rates of prime minus 4% to support their businesses. The graduates can now apply their newly-acquired skills to benefit their business and the community.