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School Learners Programme


Grade 10's and 11's in technical schools gain real life workplace experience in the construction and associated industries through modular courses, lasting 1-3 days per module. By linking theory and practical hands-on experience, our mentors and trainers expose Learners to various career paths and opportunities within the skilled trade.



Training takes place on weekends, holidays or during the time allocated by the school. Modules are between 8-16 hours each.

All training resources, mentors, and food are provided at no cost to the learner and no cost to the school.

Participation for Learners is by choice. We want every person to want to be there.

All training takes place at Skills Village in Frere Road, Judith's Paarl / Bezuidenhout Valley.

What Learners Say

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2021 - Roadshow for Plumbing

We travelled to 9 Technical High Schools across Gauteng educating learners about plumbing systems.

2022 - Tembisa SOS build

We converted prefabricated classrooms into a hotel facility for Tembisa SOS.

2021 - Involvement with the MCP

We began training learners in plumbing at 10 High Schools

2023 - Jet Nteo SOS build

Our School Leavers transformed an old classroom at Jet Nteo SoS into a curated restaurant facility.

2022 - MCP hosted at our facility

We trained learners in Plumbing, Paving, Bricklaying, Blockwork, Carpentry, Catering and more for 4 Technical High Schools.

2024 - School Learners Programme

March holiday training, with the most students and most industries covered to date!

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We currently run 17 specializations in the School Learners Programme. The programme runs over 3 days. Each school holiday is allocated a number of learning blocks and students.

The Gauteng Department of Education

Since 2021, Umphakathi has worked in collaboration with the Gauteng Department of Education to implement the Multi-Certification Skills Programme (MCP) In addition, we have also engaged in a handful of School of Specialisation launches, aiding the development of facilities at schools whilst upskilling learners in the process.

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