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your career partner The Occupational Guild for Trades is your career partner on your path to mastership.

A trades as a career choice is under pressure. The occupational guild not only acts as watchdog over the profession, but also strives to promote the quality of tradespeople and the industry as a whole. Training is provided by the guild’s network of work.

Guild members are proud people who form part of a professional community where a network of work is established for the benefit of individuals as well as the occupation.

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S-leer is a proud Afrikaans training institution where you can obtain points for continuing professional development (CPD) as well as broaden your professional and personal knowledge through personal development programmes.

*Guild members qualify for 40% discount on all S-leer programmes.

For information on S-leer programmes relevant to trade development, click here ►.
Sol-Tech is an accredited, private occupational training college based on Christian values and with Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. Sol-Tech focuses on occupational training that includes specialised training in a trade profession that can lead to acquiring nationally recognised, useful qualifications.

For more information on Sol-Tech’s programmes relevant to trade development, click here ►.
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Spelling is important, irrespective of your industry

Anja van den Berg “People will judge you on it. That is the harsh reality.” – Simon Horobin, Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford Approximately 85% of people around the world are connected online and receive emails.  Around 62% of them communicate via social media. While autocorrection and spelling software has become a given in our lives, the importance of spelling has not lessened – on the contrary, it has never been more important! Spelling and literacy have reached an apex across all human history. So too has the demands on the quality of delivery.
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Wat hou die toekoms vir lugvaart in?

Deur Nico Strydom   Kenners meen die lugvaartbedryf, plaaslik en internasionaal, gaan waarskynlik heeltemal anders lyk na afloop van die Covid-19-pandemie.   Die groot vraag is tans hoe die bedryf sy bedrywighede moet hervat sodra hy die groen lig kry om dit te doen en hoe lank dit sal neem vir die bedryf om in die posisie te kom waarin dit voor die pandemie was.   Passasiersvlugte is reeds sedert begin Februarie gekanselleer en het kort daarna heeltemal tot stilstand gekom weens die Covid-19-uitbreking. Covid-19 het ook bestaande probleme in die lugvaartindustrie vererger en sekere lugrederye het reeds aangekondig dat
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Probleemoplossing baie handig vir ambagslui

Deur Nico Strydom Daar gaan nie altyd 'n handleiding met oplossings beskikbaar wees vir al die probleme wat ambagslui in hul loopbaan gaan teëkom nie. Probleemoplossing is dus 'n vaardigheid wat ambagslui handig te pas sal kom. Dit help ambagslui om te leer uit ervarings in die verlede en om met alternatiewe oplossings vorendag te kom. Probleemoplossing behels onder meer die identifisering van 'n probleem, navorsing, identifisering van moontlike oplossings, besluitneming, implementering en die evaluering van die uitkomste. Philip Minnaar, hoof van die tegniese kollege Sol-Tech, meen ambagslui moet oor die besondere vermoëns beskik om eerstens, ter wille van instandhouding,
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Engineers step forward amidst Covid-19 pandemic

Engineers have stepped forward anew amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has among others resulted in a lack of health care equipment, which means that engineers are being utilised to help with the manufacture of essential equipment. The pandemic also offers engineers the opportunity to come to the fore with new products and unique solutions. The South African National Army, which is being deployed until the end of June, has also already requested that members of its reserve force who have not yet been called up, and who possess specialised skills, such as qualified engineers, make themselves available. In the
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The future of artisans

A worldwide shortage of well-qualified artisans still exists, which means that people with these skills are in great demand all over the world. According to Xpatweb’s latest report about critically essential skills, South Africa also has a shortage of well-qualified artisans. Xpatweb questioned 110 companies, among which JSE listed companies and multinational enterprises in Africa, for the report. “The most conspicuous jump in the figures is the number of South African companies that struggle to recruit artisans. The figure has increased by 45% compared to the previous year,” said Marisa Jacobs, immigration specialist and director at Xpatweb. Together with two
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Developments in the automotive industry

By Cindy Venter Tim Abott, Managing Director of BMW SA welcomes the decision that manufacturing in the automotive industry can resume. This brings great relief to the industry in terms of exports as 64% of cars manufactured in SA are exported. Although manufacturing may be resumed in the automotive industry, car dealerships may still not open their doors to sales. They may, however, do urgent repairs. The concern is that dealerships who rely on local sales will manufacture cars but won’t sell them. Mark Dommisse, Chair of the National Automobile Dealers Association (Nada), said dealers will probably start considering retrenchments
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Dink anders oor werk

Deur Cindy Venter Die vierde nywerheidsrewolusie leer ons dat die wêreld van werk, soos ons dit nou ken, besig is om te verander. Om van 7 tot 5 te gaan werk, 'n maandelikse salaris te ontvang en voordele soos 'n mediese fonds en 'n pensioenfondsbydrae te hê, is vir die meeste van ons 'n gemaksone waarvan ons baie moeilik sal afskeid neem. Dit is ongelukkig nie meer volhoubaar nie en ons sal vinnig moet aanpas om ruimte te skep vir nuwe geleenthede. Een van die nuwe geleenthede kan moontlik werk as 'n kontrakteur insluit. Dit bied aan jou die geleentheid
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Kommunikasievaardighede in die werkplek

Deur Nico Strydom In die meeste beroepe is goeie kommunikasievaardighede van uiterse belang ten einde effektief met kollegas en/of kliënte te kommunikeer. Effektiewe kommunikasie verwys daarna om effektief te kan praat, lees, skryf en luister en om inligting op 'n eenvoudige en ondubbelsinnige wyse te kan oordra. Dit is ook om seker te maak dat inligting wat ontvang word reg geïnterpreteer en verstaan word. Dit is veral noodsaaklik in sekere beroepe of werkplekke waar daar met tegniese, ingewikkelde of vertroulike inligting gewerk word. Effektiewe kommunikasie het werknemerbetrokkenheid, produktiwiteit, beter moraal en minder konflik tot gevolg. Kommunikeer só effektief: Luister Om
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Wees toegewyd tot verandering

Deur Higgs Venter Aan die begin van die nuwe werkweek waar ons weer na die nuwe “normaal” kon terugkeer is ek vanoggend bewus van die feit dat ek regtig na die eerste dag terug op kantoor uitgesien het. Die uitsien was egter maar van korte duur. Ons gaan nou eers aan die einde van die maand, indien alles goed gaan, weer kantoor toe kan gaan, dus is my huis vir nóg 'n rukkie die skool, kerk en kantoor. Ewe skielik is motivering weer deel van die samestelling. Motivering word deur Pinder beskryf as 'n stel van energieke kragte wie se
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Hulp sal nie gou beskikbaar wees vir swaar getrefde lugvaartbedryf in SA nie

Deur Cindy Venter Die lugvaartbedryf in Suid-Afrika is een wat alreeds swaar kry – dit is al lank reeds die geval en die Covid-19-pandemie sit nou net die kersie op die koek. Op 25 Maart 2020 het besigheidsreddingspraktisyns 'n versoek by die hooggeregshof ingedien om SA Express te likwideer. Die regering het aangedui dat hulle 'n besluit sal neem nadat hulle die aansoek verwerk het. Hulle was in die verlede gekant teen die besluit. Dit het gevolg nadat SA Express reeds in Maart 2020 nie salarisse aan hulle 691 werknemers kon betaal nie. Kulula en British Airways het op hul
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