The training is coordinated by VWSA's Learning Academy under the watchful eye of project leader, Simphelo Peter. "Trainees will undergo a 13-week training programme that will cover fundamental skills such as the correct use of hand tools and lean manufacturing. Thereafter, they will take part on the job production training," said Peter.
The training has already started, with the first 30 trainees currently attending fundamental skills classes. The training programme is linked to four unit standards within the Automotive Manufacturing Qualification and will give trainees 28 credits towards a future qualification.
"We are delighted to partner with the Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape to train some of the unemployed people in our metro. Training and the upskilling is vitally important to give people a chance to enter the formal job market," said Thomas Schaefer, chairman and managing director: Volkswagen Group South Africa.