EDUCATION: Steel Construction Draughting School Gets CETA Accreditation
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The SAISC/DSE School of Draughting has been accredited by the Construction and Education and Training Authority (CETA) and is now able to offer students a full training programme leading to the National Diploma in Structural Steelwork Detailing.
The school, a joint initiative between the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) and DSE Structural Engineers and Contractors, opened its doors three years ago in order to help address the severe steel detailing/ draughting skills shortage in the structural steel construction industry. The program runs over 2 years. A strong response from industry has already seen it train some fifty structural steelwork detailers, current students included.
A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme will also be implemented in the new year, which will give existing draughtspersons the opportunity to obtain the National Diploma, pegged at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 5, through the school.The Draughting School is located at DSE head offices in Steeldale, Germiston. Learners come from both within the structural steelwork industry and from applications from the public. It is a Section 21 company with a board of directors, with members from the SAISC, DSE and from industry.
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