FSASEC formed as part of an initiative from the French Ministry of Education and Research, through a partnership with Schneider Electric, one of the leading company in the field of electrical engineering and the Vaal University of Technology, an institution with a good reputation in training skilled Technicians and engineers.
This tripartite partnership is expressed as a training centre that prepares underprivileged students to become artisans and electricians that are immediately employable. Among the policy objectives of the South African government, presented in the white paper, is that of a single coordinated post-school education and training system, to create a link between the universities and the FET college; this program is an answer to the issue of alleviating lack of skilled workers in South Africa.
The second objective is a stronger and more cooperative relationship between education and training institutions and the workplace, FSASEC will play a pivotal role in being a launch pad for these graduates.
In order to achieve this, FSASEC makes use of an accredited state of the art facility and training centre, a highly competitive FSASEC team, a strong partnership with industry and business, an FSASEC – specific research arm, and a rigorous and sustainable revenue generation plan.
In addition to FSASEC at Vaal University of Technology, there are centres in University of Johannesburg; Sedibeng College Vaal Triangle; Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Cape College, bringing the total number of FSASEC centres in South Africa to five.
South Africa is the first African country to receive the FSASEC programme, but with great hopes there are future plans to extend it into the rest of Africa, including countries such as Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor in the FSASEC program.