The Printing SA Cape Chamber held its TT3 Technical Theoretical Module 3 graduation ceremony on 16 October. The course topics included lithography, bindery, envelope and stationary machine and flexography. This was held at the Printing SA Cape Chamber member forum meeting at The Radisson Park Inn, Newlands.
South Africa’s printing industry is constantly at work in assisting development and growth in the print industry, according to Steve Thobela, CEO of Printing SA’s industry body. Speaking at the ceremony, Thobela said that at a time when unemployment was rife, empowering South Africans to have the necessary skills rather than stand by helplessly having them wait for jobs to materialise, was imperative. ‘Skills development is a necessity to achieve growth within the print industry.’
A total of ten students passed the course with all achieving above average marks. TT3 is the final theory module apprentices do before completing their final trade test to qualify them for their particular chosen trades, that of either litho or flexo print, amongst a host of others.