The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) met with the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) to ascertain the current status of the CETA. The Council met with Mr Sintu, the Provincial Coordinator for the CETA, to address various issues that are plaguing the body, including its administration and improvements to facilitate training, amongst other concerns.
The CETA, which plays a critical role in the country's ability to respond to skills challenges, was originally placed under administration by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Nzimande, in March last year. This administration status has now been extended to September 2012.
Following the meeting, the BIBC has confirmed that the CETA will conduct an information session with all stakeholders in the near future to give a full update on recent developments and the way forward. Although telephones are not yet functioning, following the CETA's move from their Bellville Offices to an office in Maitland (161 A Coronation Street, Holly Spirit Centre), the CETA welcomes applications, which need to be couriered or sent via registered mail to the newly created Logistics and Registration Department at the CETA head office as per details on the website (www.ceta.co.za).