Vocational Education and Training

South Africa: Vocational Training in Mechatronics

The German Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bbw) is implementing a vocational training partnership financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with selected TVET colleges in Gauteng Province in South Africa.

The first phase of the three-year vocational training partnership began on 01.12.2019.

Within the framework of the project, it is planned to introduce a new training course for mechatronics technicians at up to three TVET colleges in Gauteng province. The pilot training will be carried out in the first run in the Regional Development Centre for the Automotive Industry (AIDC). The TVET instructors will be integrated into the practical and practice-oriented training courses and thus prepared step by step for the independent implementation of the training in their TVET colleges. The project measures are intended to ensure that the TVET colleges have the necessary competences to be able to offer accredited vocational training as a mechatronics technician of level 5 Occupational Certificate. 

There are currently 13 German and South African companies that have confirmed their participation in the practical part of the training. These include BMW, Buhler South Africa, Tectra Automation, Siemens, KHS Manufacturing, Robert Bosch, Feltex, Festo, Thyssen Krupp, Supreme Springs and MAN. The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) for Southern Africa is an important strategic partner in the project. 




 Julia Müller
Julia Müller

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