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Agricultural Training


Shukela Training Centre runs Learnership programmes for Junior Farm Managers and farm workers. The programmes can be financed by AgriSETA, therefore offered free to employers. The Learnership programme offers considerable tax concessions available to those employers who are participating.

Skills Training

With the constant churn of farm workers and the seasonal nature of the sugar industry, regular skills training is important to maintain effective productivity. The STC Agricultural Skills Training is provided on farms, under operational conditions and according to the farming cycle.  STC training instructors provide training while farm workers are working. As a result, there is no disruption to farming operations. All competent learners receive an in-house certificate for the skills courses.

Workshop Skills Training

The STC also provides basic workshop skills, implement setting and tractor care courses. Safe operating procedures are important for workers involved with tractors and farm implements and STC focuses on these aspects intently when delivering these courses.  A foundational learning programme, Farm Equipment Maintenance Worker has been introduced. This is aimed at school leavers who wish to work on the technical side of farming and exposes them to the maintenance and workshop operations on farm. The course is 12 months in duration with two, three-week institutional training sessions.