PRINTING SA OFFERING INTERNS TO THE INDUSTRY
Printing SA recently launched the Foundational Learning Programme (FLP) and the learners who enrolled are now available to provide member companies with talented individuals who are eager to take up career opportunities within the printing, packaging and signage industry.
These learners have successfully completed the following component courses:
Foundational Learning Competencies Introduction to Printing and Packaging Programme Work Readiness Programme
The last phase of the FLP consists of a 3-month internship during which time the learners will gain valuable workplace experience and exposure to the following areas:
- Raw material stores
- Material handling & material handling equipment
- Printing or Packaging processes
- Printing or Packaging material surface requirements
- Post printing or packaging finishing processes
- Sales, estimating & production planning
Learners are required to be available for Printing SA member companies from 1 October to 14 December 2018 in order to serve their internships. Furthermore, they will be registered as interns with the FP&M SETA and member companies will be able to claim B-BBEE skills development contribution points in two categories i.e. for the number of learners that are placed as interns, as well as points towards expenditure for paying stipends to the interns.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE INDUSTRY
In the new year, the FLP graduates who have successfully completed their internships will be available to member companies via Printing SA’s regional chambers for placement in:
- Print Finishing
- Packaging Occupations & Trades.