The Novus Academy – the training division of Novus Holdings – has since 2014 invested in the delivery of the Print and Packaging Bridging Programme. This year has seen the third intake of learners into this programme and on 21 July the Novus Academy celebrated the successful programme completion with the class of 2017.
This programme was specifically designed in conjunction with Printing SA and the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M SETA) for learners who do not have a Grade 12 qualification, enabling them to further their education. The aim of this programme is to provide opportunities for candidates who previously did not qualify to apply for apprenticeship programmes or other learnerships.
‘Resulting from their excellent marks, many of the learners will go onto completing a six-month practical learning contract. We are very proud of the 2017 graduates and wish them all the best in their future careers,’ said Nico Grobbelaar, group executive of human resources at Novus Holdings.
Established in 2011, the Novus Academy offers a comprehensive range of training opportunities and apprenticeships in 12 specialised areas.