There's a wide range of careers in South Africa for people that are skilled with their hands and this include that of artisans. In this article our purpose is to given you an overview of this career path and tips that will help you should you decide to persue this line of work.
What is an Artisan?
In simple terms, it's someone that is highly skilled with their hands and works in a technical field. This includes:
How to get started
Considering the fact that this is a specialization field, you are required to attend a TVET college and complete all of the courses. It contains both theoretical classes and practical classes.
— As aforementioned, this career path has a lot of choices for people. Choose which field you would like to work in.
— After completing your studies you have to also enroll for what is called a trade test certificate in order to be nationally recognized as an artisan and get a job.
Now that we've covered the basics it's time to uncover some of the prerequisites that must be meet before you can be considered as a candidate.
— According to the Draft Trade Test regulations, students must have achieved at least 40% in Mathematics and must be in possession of a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification.
— If you would like to persue a career as a engineer, you must have a minimum of 40% in the relevant N2 Trade theory or the relevant vocational subjects of the National Certificate.
Some of the things you are going to learn
Once your application has been approved, you will begin a programme that will involve training for performing various tasks in the field you have chosen. Some of those tasks includes repairing, manufacturing and finding any fault in systems. Academic components may include making drawings, calculations and learning technical language. Most importantly, you will gain on the job experience that will boost your chances of finding employment after the training.
Enquire with a college near you to find out about their application process. We really hope that this information will go a long way. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask via the comments section below, we'd love to assist you. For more informative articles like this one published daily, make sure you follow us and never miss out.
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