The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will be visiting the Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre (EBMTC) Artisan Academy established by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).
The purpose of the visit is for the Minister to be apprised on developments of this artisan academy. The Academy was established to upskill workers in modern skills in line with the dictates of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and to support government in the implementation of the National Skills Development Plan (NSDP) and the National Artisan Development Strategy and Implementation Plan (NADS).
The academy is also meant to support artisan graduates who want to become self employed and to be successful entrepreneurs.
Following the briefing by NUM, the Minister together with the NUM leadership will tour the facility.
Members of the media are invited to join Minister Nzimande in his visit to the academy as follows:
Today, 29th April 2021
Venue: Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre, 163 New Road, Grand Central, Midrand
Members of the media are advised to confirm their attendance by contacting Ishmael Mnisi at 0660378859, Lehlohonolo Mphuti at 0619859474.
Source: Government of South Africa