THE South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has announced the winners of its internationally recognised welding student training bursaries worth R120 000 each.
Fhumulani Netshakhuma (22) and Palesa Mokoena (28) each received a 28-week welding training course carrying both global recognition and access to opportunities for a welding career in 58 countries around the world.
SAIW Business Development Manager Etienne Nell said they had received 56 applications and that Netshakhuma and Mokoena had been selected for their “purpose and enthusiasm”.
The bursary will give the two access to the highly sought after International Welder Program and will provide them with an internationally recognised qualification proving they are competent in the welding of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium material, using the four main welding processes (GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW).
The course covers two weeks of theory, together with practical welding modules. The winning candidates will exit the course as skilled welders with opportunities to diversify into Welding Inspection, Welding Coordination or Non-destructive testing.