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BUSINESS AND TRAINING 39 << Continued from page 37 DELIVERY MODEL FOR UMPHAKATHI ENTERPRISE AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (NPO) NPO submits proposals for funding Be accepted for funding Recruit new participants Assess participants for final candidate choices Monitor the progress of Umphakathi Development and Training and pay the respective providers accordingly Chosen participants form a co-operative Identify and appoint external, specialist training providers for finance, compliance and statutory, health and safety, HR and plumbing “Our industry is moving in the right direction, and with the continued improvements being made by IOPSA, PIRB, and stakeholders, our industry is looking bright.” Gerard Ohlson de Fine DELIVERY MODEL FOR UMPHAKATHI DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING The operations of Umphakathi Development and Training are: Start co-operatives with training and mentorship in: • Specialist plumbing area • Business • Finance • Health and Safety • Plumbing (apprenticeship) Theory and practical training begins From week 9, start workplace experience and start earning on an outcome basis After the two years: they have the choice to remain as a co-operative or evolve into a (Pty) Ltd company and be a self-sustaining business. They will have two years of recorded experience behind them as well as the connections they have made in the industry. From year 2–3, they continue training in their speciality field and attend additional training to complete the trade test. UMPHAKATHI’S VALUE CHAIN • Umphakathi Development and Training is the training centre. • Umphakathi Enterprise and Skills Development is the non-profit organisation. • Independent Plant Hire is a plumbing supply store for plant, equipment, small tools, fixings and fasteners, PPE and safety equipment for hire and sale. • Max-form is a paperless project management system. • It has three companies on a mentorship programme: Umphakathi Rhino, Umphakathi Springbok, and Wise-Manufacturing. • On the same premises: Recondev Skills Village 2030 PA www.plumbingafrica.co.za August 2018 Volume 24 I Number 6