The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa), has been chosen as one of the winners by The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) for its renowned artisan training programme.
The training programme has been nominated under the category of Best Artisan Development Programme.
Acting CEO of CHIETA, Kedibane Moroane, expressed elation regarding the commitment from all stakeholders noting that the awards evening, is recognition of dedicated, hard-working contributors that make a difference in the lives of people.
Best Artisan Development Programme
Moroane said: “Congratulations to Necsa on being chosen as a winner in the category, Best Artisan Development Programme.
“Necsa has managed to have a success rate of 95% for a number of years and have managed to employ some of the artisans. The success of this programme should not go unnoticed, hence this Award.”
Phumzile Tshelane, Group CEO of Necsa said: “I am proud and gratified that all the work that we have put into developing a world class artisan training programme has been recognised in this way.”
Necsa is internationally certified as both a designer and fabricator of nuclear technology systems. Necsa is the only company in South Africa with this certification.
Tshelane added: “To run with the world’s best in the construction of our new nuclear power fleet we train our highly- rated artisans to world standard, with no compromise.”
Tshelane said that Necsa is working on expanding its artisan training capacity to meet the demand for highly skilled local manpower which will result from the building of the new nuclear power stations.
Currently Necsa is training 300 people in a range of highly skilled craft trades to meet the coming demand.
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