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Mr Gerald Chitter, Education Specialist at the False Bay TVET College, Khayelitsha Campus has reached Master Trainer status, through his participation in the TrainMe Programme a joint venture between the Department of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation and the German GIZ Trainers since late 2019.

Gerald Chitter is currently only one of 8 Master Trainers in South Africa. The TrainMe programme is abbreviated for “Training Mechanical & Electrical”, which promotes the integration of artisan trades to align with the everchanging industry demands and latest 4iR developments.

TrainMe embraces the Forth Industrial Revolution, adopting the fast-moving technological era that has brought upon changes in the way we live and earn, but especially in the way we teach and train for the future.

“It is important that educators remain current. I have been a facilitator for more than 10 years, and I am excited about the direction of the artisan trades. The incorporation of the Internet of Things, the synergies between the mechanical and electrical artisan trades, could truly inspire innovation amongst our youth.” says Mr Chitter.

Training still undergoing, as technology continues to evolve, the Master Trainers are required to continually demonstrate their adapted teaching and learning methods for an enhanced curriculum to the GIZ and German Ministerial delegations invested in the training venture.

The Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovations expected outcomes of this programme; the development of a national TVET training plan lead by the Master Trainers.
College programme graduates should be multiskilled, able to think further than specialised functions for improved productivity and efficiently, creating a space for further innovation and development.

False Bay TVET College is proud of Mr Chitters participation to date and pleased to be part of the TrainMe Programme, which is sure to enhance the attractiveness of the College as a preferred institution of Higher Education and future ready training.


About: GIZ
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (English: German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH), often shortened to simply GIZ, is the main German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn that provides services in the field of international development cooperation and international education work. It is the organization’s self-declared goal to deliver effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

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