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The MSC Artisan Academy is a technical training centre with campuses located in East London and Gauteng. Students are engaged in practical learning and our teaching conditions simulate those that the students will face in industry.
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The pursuit of precision

A well-constructed home or commercial building, such as an office block, stadium, shopping mall, or theatre are admired as much as a well-written novel or motion picture. The symphony of their curves, lines and walkways are appreciated by the eye in as much as it is pleasing to its practical functioning. However, without its fittings, fixtures and lighting, a building of any kind is but an empty shell, in as much as a novel is an empty notebook without any words. This is where the skill and craftsmanship of artisans becomes so important in allowing a building to reach its full potential and to serve out its full practical function. In a May 2021 article published by Business Tech, reports reveal that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a growth in the demand for skilled artisans in South Africa, including carpenters, toolmakers, fitters, joiners, and mechanics. Arjun Khoosal (qtd in Business Tech, 2021) indicated that "a 750% increase in demand for home services [has been experienced] over the last year". Yes, that's not a typo - a 750% increase! 31 May 2022 Read more

Making simple sense of scarce skills in SA

Along with the lamplighter, the human alarm clock and the milkman, the world has seen a fair number of jobs succumbing to extinction in recent years. Whilst traditional job titles, such as undertakers, teachers, doctors, nurses, and politicians will remain for a considerable number of years to come, a significant evolutionary shift has taken place in employability in a bid to adapt to new technologies, methods of communication and information sharing and ongoing globalisation. 17 May 2022 Read more

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