Sasolburg, Free State – Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SaIF) today handed over valuable equipment to technical high schools in Parys and Iketsetseng in the Free State.
The donation is part of the Foundation’s Technical Schools of Excellence Network (TechSENet) programme, which focuses on boosting South Africa’s vocational skills pool and supporting the realisation of the National Development Plan’s (NDP) target of creating 30 000 artisans.
“The programme is designed to create a network of technical schools of excellence in South Africa, focusing specifically on the technical subjects. It is envisaged that it will increase the number of learners who will follow technical careers and move on from secondary education with the required skills to succeed in tertiary technical education and the world of work,” said Dr Yvonne Muthien, Chairman of Sasol Inzalo Foundation.
Since 2015, SalF has invested in 6 000 learners and their teachers from five technical schools in Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga. The purpose of this investment has been to improve technical schools’ levels of excellence and to help build a pipeline of artisans, STEM technicians and technologists.
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