Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal launched its Training Academy, “by Builders for Builders” on 23 April 2013 and in attendance were representatives from government departments, the building industry and educational institutions.
The Academy is housed at the Master Builders Centre in Westville and boasts the necessary training facilities including an IT lab, with further access available at our satellite offices throughout KwaZulu-Natal.
For a long time the construction industry has made reference to the dearth of skills in the industry, citing the practical disbandment of the apprenticeship system, the challenges of the SETA system and the quality of education and training being offered in certain instances.
The Association recognised this impasse, hence was born the vision to make construction a career of choice.
As an Employer Organisation, the Association has taken cognisance of the New Growth Path initiatives, the National Planning Commission Vision 2030 and the Skills Accord and is committed to skills development initiatives.
A key priority has been creating awareness of construction related disciplines at school level which resulted in successfully hosting a career day and visiting schools, thereby exposing learners to various options and career paths.
The training academy is accredited by CETA for the following qualifications:
National Certificate: Construction Contracting
National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes
National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety
The training programmes are intended to provide access to currently employed candidates, unemployed candidates and school leavers, as well as to facilitate workplace training.
This is what our clients have had to say about us:
“I, as a Project Manager personal wish to send my sincere gratitude to Master Builders and its Facilitators as they were very informative and interactive with the audience. Further to that, the safety file received, and a CD will be a boost in the small businesses. The series of modules structured have helped a lot as they deal with different issues affecting small businesses i.e., construction matters, compliance and Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. I also like the certificates as they carry some weight” Dumile Khubone | Enterprise Development Co-ordinator, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry
“A big thank you to the MBA for all your assistance and support with all our training needs. Even when we have requested information / training at the last minute, you all have made an exception for us. The staff who have attended training with you, have always given us positive feedback and have come back learning something. We really appreciate everything you did for us. Thank you MBA” Rovendree Nainaar | Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN
“I would like to thank Master Builders for their Bursary has opened lots of doors in my carrier in Construction.I will be forever grateful to Victor and his Team for the support and knowledge they instilled in me. I have and will continue to recommend everyone to study with Master Builders as they are an excellent institution.” Jacqueline Gunkel | Fountain Civil Engineering
“I have chosen MBA as my company’s preferred training provider because of the quality of training MBA provides us with. MBA’s training and learning content is up to date with changing and growing world of construction industry, my employees benefit a lot with MBA Training.The advantage with MBA as my training provider is the luxury I am afforded to have the training conducted at my company premises or use MBA’s facilities which are very conducive to teaching and learning. Their trained staff, together with training facilitators complete my training needs with their constant updates regarding upcoming trainings and new trends in construction industry that could benefit my company, my employees and the construction industry at large.” Paul Khau | NMC
For all training inquiries, contact Prishana Maharaj on 031 831 3201 or fill out a contact form by CLICKING HERE.