Construction Skills Training

Sixteen Construction trainees registered for a ten-week site training programme at the Overberg Training Centre in Grabouw. This was a daily programme and the first three modules are in Bricklaying, Plastering and Painting. The two modules which follow are Plumbing and Electrical.

Reports from the instructor in Grabouw are that the OTI trainees were disciplined, punctual and dedicated to the tasks set for them. This has been ascribed to the initial lifeskills training which trainees underwent and OTI has been asked to provide their lifeskills programme to the Grabouw Centre for use with their own trainees. One trainee was identified for training as a trainer and/or for site supervision.

Trainees will be able to be used for both conventional building methods as well as light steel construction.