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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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Wireman’s licence

Covid-19 has changed the workplace as we know it forever, therefore it is now more important than ever to empower yourself and make yourself indispensable in your occupation.

We offer you the opportunity to obtain and complete your wireman’s licence qualification, in your own time, online in the comfort of your own house. The course is offered by an accredited training institution and equips you with a licence to practice as a registered electrician.

Admission requirements:

  • A completed N3 certificate with Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Sciences and the prescribed subjects for electricians
  • At least one year’s practical experience underwritten by your current employer
Solidarity’s Guild members receive a special offer if they want to complete this course.

Contact us today for this special offer:

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trade development

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 ►.

IN THE NEWS
Ek as ambagsman

Deur Hans Homan Dit is 'n persoon wat hoogs opgelei is om die praktiese en die teorie bymekaar uit te bring. Daar word altyd gesê dat ons almal met ons hande kan werk, en ja dit is dalk so, maar daar is spesiale opleiding nodig om sekere werk op die regte manier te doen. Daarvoor het jy spesiale opleiding by 'n geskikte geakkrediteerde opleidingsentrum nodig.   Die ambagspersoon moet gedurig sy kundigheid aanpas om met die tegnologiese veranderinge en ontwikkelings by te hou. ’n Goeie ambagsman wat goed opgelei is en in sy veld belangstel is van onskatbare waarde vir
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Training and knowledge can grow your trades business

By Marli Naidoo The services of those of us who are technically inclined and trained in a trade are always in demand. How is it then that some tradesmen struggle to thrive financially in their own businesses? There are quite a few factors besides excellent service and sound knowledge of your field that small business owners need to consider in the trades field. As the owner of a small business, it is important that the tradesperson develop his entrepreneurial skills and competencies. A business plan is a good start. It focuses on what you want to achieve in your business
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Potential opportunity for women lies in SA artisan skills shortage

By Anja van den Berg South Africa’s unemployment crisis isn’t showing any signs of letting up, but there is a solution that could add tangible value, says Dr John Wentzel, CEO of Adcorp Group. South Africa needs artisans. The artisanal sector is a crucial driver of economic growth and job creation and the second-largest employer in the developing world, behind only agriculture. More than that, South Africa needs to produce over 30 000 qualified artisans a year to meet labour demands!  Currently, the country delivers about 15 000 a year. On top of this, the average age of artisans in
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Carpenters: how to protect your hearing

By Marli Naidoo Personal protective equipment is used in various occupations to protect workers from injury or contamination. In the construction industry, the best-known equipment of this kind are the hard hats and safety boots worn by workers. In this way, workers feel safe from accidents that could cause serious injuries. Carpenters working in and outside the construction industry are also aware of the need for protective equipment, but are rarely seen with ear-guards or earflaps. However, hearing loss caused by noise is a serious problem. Some young carpenters have the hearing loss of a 50-year-old non-carpenter. This is an
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Die ambagsroeping

Deur: Pieter Roux My pa was 'n ambagsman. My pa was 'n gesinsman. My pa was 'n Godsman. Ek mis my pa elke dag, maar die lesse van die lewe wat ek by hom geleer het, van manwees en ambagsman-wees, is by my ingebeitel. Die roeping van die ambag vloei deur ons are soos goeie masjienolie. Dit skakel ons aan in die oggend en alhoewel dit partykeer 'n bietjie raas, skyn dit lig op ons pad vorentoe. Dit skep, dit ontwikkel en dit voed. Die roeping van die ambag het reeds vroeg aan my deur geklop. As kind was ek
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Ambagslui vereer tydens #JouYster-toekenningsaand

Ambagslui is die ratte van ons samelewing en die olie wat alles glad laat loop. Meeste van die goed rondom jou, is deur ’n ambagsman se hande. Ambagte is ’n edel beroepsrigting en speel ’n kritieke rol in ons land se vooruitgang. Daarom het Solidariteit se Ambaggilde die #JouYster-kompetisie, wat die eerste in sy soort is, van stapel gestuur. Op dié manier kan al die uitnemende ambagsmanne en -vroue jaarliks erkenning vir hulle toewyding en harde werk ontvang. Daar is ’n reusetekort aan kwaliteit ambagslui in Suid-Afrika, aan geleenthede in ambagte vir Afrikaner-kinders en boonop het ons ’n regering wat
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Make money as a welder

By Marli Naidoo It is not easy to become a skilful welder. After you have completed your training successfully and can weld with confidence, there are many ways of generating an income for yourself. You can work for yourself out of your garage. Here you can repair or make articles for clients and you can manufacture products and sell them. Offer your services for the overflow from other welding businesses. When they become too busy and do not want to appoint extra workers at that stage, they can send the overflow to you. You can enter into a mutually favourable
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Tradesmen should prioritise social skills: Here’s why

By Essie Bester Tradesmen are skilled workers who use hand tools, power tools and automatic machinery in their daily work. A successful career in trademanship to a large extent depends on the acquisition of experience and skill, and also social skills such as communication, empathy, and interpersonal and listening skills. Your social-skills capacity for cooperation is tested early when, in learning your trade, you become part of a specific community with a range of action patterns that you have to fit in with. This skill together with your verbal communication and empathetic capabilities will help you to adapt and fit
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Die Storie Van Corrie

Deur Cornelius van Leeuwen Ek is Corrie en hier is my siening van die stappe in 'n persoon se lewe en die impak van 'n werkgewer. Ek is gebore in 'n familie waar die meeste van my ooms ambagsmanne was. My pa het op die destydse Spoorweë gewerk en hy het groot agting gehad vir 'n ambagsman. In sy dae het hy die ambagsmanne aangespreek as “Meneer”, want dit was tog 'n geleerde persoon gewees. My pa is vroeg in my lewe oorlede, maar ek kan onthou as hy soms oor die ambagsmanne met my ma gepraat het, was dit
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Trade and own business: How to select the best personnel

By Marli Naidoo Your business is growing and you cannot handle everything on your own anymore. It is time to expand and appoint personnel, but how do you pick the right candidate for each post? Fortunately you’re not the first artisan who has travelled this route and books full of advice on this theme have been written. First of all, make sure that you know exactly what you are looking for. Do you need a fairly experienced person or do you want to appoint a beginner and train him yourself? Must he be able to talk to clients and what
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1 December 2021
Deur Hans Homan Dit is 'n persoon wat hoogs opgelei is om die praktiese en die teorie bymekaar uit te bring. Daar word altyd gesê...

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29 November 2021
By Reon Janse van Rensburg In the National Treasury’s medium-term budget policy statement published on 11 November this year, the Treasury said that a limited...

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29 November 2021
By Dr Eugene Brink Persuasion has always been indispensable in most professions and it will most assuredly be a vital skill in future as well....

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29 November 2021
By Marli Naidoo The services of those of us who are technically inclined and trained in a trade are always in demand. How is it...

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