Midvaal and Heineken partner to establish Skills Development Centre in Savanna City

Presenting his State of the Municipality Address yesterday at Balmoral Gardens in De Deur, Midvaal Local Municipality’s Executive Mayor, Ald Peter Teixeira, revealed that the municipality in partnership with Heineken is in the process of establishing a Skills Development Centre (focusing primarily on the youth) in Savanna City.

The centre will give SMMEs access to training, development and facilities to start and develop businesses, up-skilling or reskill the youth and job seekers.

“R1,2 million for containers (has already been funded by Heineken) and R400 000 in municipal funding will be invested in the project. Work is currently underway for approval of the building as well as partnering with a reputable training body, to manage and facilitate training. I wish to encourage all players in this space to reach out and partner with us,” said Teixeira

He added that working opportunities are created by industry players, entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises and called for partnerships to effect change.

He said: “We understand that we cannot build this community alone, we must hold hands and work together with private businesses and civil society to make a tangible difference.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *