Skills Academy

GERT SIBANDE FET COLLEGE SKILLS ACADEMY AND ARTISAN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The college’s skills centres aim to develop youth and others in terms of short skills courses and learnerships.  Training based on needs comprises of short skills courses and learnerships that are offered at the Skills Academy (Standerton) and Piet Retief Skills Centre.  Skills training are also offered in Balfour, Volksrust, Carolina, Elukwatini and various sites across the Gert Sibande Region.

Skills Programmes Offered:

  • Plumbing; Bricklaying; Carpentry; Painting
  • Welding
  • Computer training
  • Project Management
  • Needlework; Hand skills training; and
  • Electrical skills.

We offer Accredited Apprenticeships & Learnerships for the following trades:

  • Boilermaker
  • Electrician
  • Fitter
  • Welder
  • Building and Construction Trades

Skills Academy is also an Accredited Decentralised Trade Test centre. In addition, the following courses

and activities to enable students to successfully complete their Trade Tests are offered:

  • Trade Test Preparations
  • Pre -Trade Test Assessments

Sleeping Facilities are available to accommodate trainees for the duration of the skills programme in Standerton.

GS College Skills Academy and Artisan Development Centre is accredited by the following SETA’s:

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