Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi today launched the Katlehong Engineering School of Specialisation which will focus on manufacturing, transport and logistics.
“If we fail to change the education landscape, we will never succeed on empowering our children with necessary skills to improve our economy,” Lesufi said.
“We are excited about our partnership with different companies in the private sector, among others they will also support the school with training services and material,” Lesufi added.
“For the first time in the history of township education, we will be launching a School of Specialization in Manufacturing,” he said.
The Gauteng Department plans to open 35 Schools of Specialisation by 2022. Over the past three years, Lesufi said, “we have launched about eight of such schools.”
The Katlehong Engineering School of Specialisation has partnered with MerSeta, Samsung Electronics, Hatfield VW, Fury Ford Group, Komatsu Mining, the Austrian Education Department and the Tshwane IDC.