Training that empowers Africa’s future artisans

By Rory Macnamara

Whilst still training according to the QCTO modules, the recently-launched BluLever Education apprenticeship takes training a step further by starting apprentices off with a leadership course, called ‘Leadership Base Camp’. The course consists of four weeks at base camp, two weeks on campus and two weeks of workplace exposure.

Academy provides quality training

By Rory Macnamara | All images: ©Plumbing Africa | Rory Macnamara

As with many of our trades, waterproofing and roof repairs are dogged by the notorious ‘bakkie brigade’ in the worst sense. This impacts on the industry reputation generally, and roof repairing and waterproofing in particular. 

The Apprenticeship Journey (Part 3 of 3): A practical guide to prospective apprentices

By Terry Smith, owner of Legacy Plumbing Services

In the March issue of Plumbing Africa, I discussed how hiring an apprentice is not for the faint hearted, which covered who the stakeholders are in within the apprenticeship ecosystem and listed the role and responsibilities of a host employer (Part 1). Last month’s issue covered how to help an apprentice apply their knowledge in a working environment (Part 2)

The Apprenticeship Journey (Part 2 of 3) – A practical guide to prospective host employers

By Terry Smith, owner of Legacy Plumbing ServicesBy Terry Smith, owner of Legacy Plumbing Services

In last month’s issue of Plumbing Africa, we talked about how hiring an apprentice is not for the faint hearted and discussed who the stakeholders are in within the Apprenticeship Ecosystem. Also listed was ‘Role and Responsibilities of a Host Employer’ (Part 1).

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