International technical education programme launched locally

May 21st, 2018, Published in Articles: Energize

Cummins Africa Middle East, in conjunction with Komatsu Africa Holdings has inaugurated a new Technical Education for Communities (TEC) programme to enhance the standard education platform to help develop a market-relevant curriculum, teacher training and career guidance, and also provide the practical experience needed by students.

The programme forms part of a global initiative that targets the technical skills gap in South Africa through local vocational education programmes. The initiative was launched on 21 May during a ceremony hosted at the Sedibeng TVET College, Sebokeng Campus in Gauteng, with members of the Department of Higher Education and Training and merSETA (the manufacturing, engineering and related services sector education and training authority) on hand to witness the historic launch. Since the global launch of the TEC initiative in 2012, 19 schools in eleven countries, two of which are in Morocco and Nigeria, have been established, with the Sedibeng TVET College becoming the 20th school to fall under the auspices of the programme.

Contact Deepa Rungasamy, Cummins South Africa, Tel 011 589-8400, deepa.rungasamy@cummins.com