The combined vision of Dr Andries Pretorius and Clement Matthews, Westvolt Electrical Suppliers and Services Training Centre, which was first envisioned in March 2013, has now become a reality.
Starting with a training needs analysis in 2013, then the building of the training centre itself in 2014, equipped with modern training equipment and training panels, the centre was accredited on Wednesday 6 May by the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EW Seta).
Alderman Elize Steyn, deputy mayor of the Saldanha Bay Muni- cipality, attended the accreditation and noted that skills training, as provided by Westvolt, is much needed on the West Coast and she praised the training centre for the work they have done so far and will do in the future.
Located in Skoolstraat, Vredenburg, the EW Seta accreditation now allows the Westvolt Training Institute to conduct and present various courses. These include Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – RPL is recognition of skills that you have obtained on your experience over time; also, apprenticeship, learnership and short skills courses in Electrical Engineering