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artisan2SABC News reports that over 40 previously disadvantaged students from villages, townships and small towns in the North West have been granted an opportunity to further their technical and aviation skills at the Denel Technical Academy in Kempton Park. 

The youngsters will receive training in aviation and technical skills to qualify as artisans in aircraft maintenance, welding, fitting and turning and electrical engineering.  Dipuo Diphoko is excited about the opportunity which will allow her to break into the male dominated sector.  “Studying with Denel is going to give me a lot of opportunities because a lot of women are not involved in fitting and turning.  So I am very proud, I will be able to work with bigger companies and I can even start my own company.”  The youth will venture into fields with scarce skills, most of which are not available in the province.  “There aren’t any places to get practical training and without practical training you can’t get any job.   I am very happy because Denel is going to offer me the experience I need to apply my diploma,” said one trainee.  Upon finishing their theoretical training, students will complete their practical training at the Mahikeng Airport.

  • Read this report in full at SABC News
  • See too, North West Premier to attend ceremony for new aviation technical students, at HTSyndication (The New Age)

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