13th December 2012
KSA CT introduces a series of courses for kitchen installers, designers & business owners
The Kitchen Specialists Association CT is pleased to announce the introduction of training courses for the kitchen industry that cover all the aspects of proper and correct installation techniques to KSA standards and specifications. The aim of these courses is to create a trouble free, quality and accurate installation to ensure a satisfied customer.
There are 3 basic courses presented under the banner of the KSA.
• A standard course which is for installers new to the industry and who have limited knowledge of kitchen installations. This course can also be adapted on request for designers to give them insight into the structure and assembly of what they design.
• An intermediate course for installers who have been in the industry for several years but have had limited proper training or who wish to formalise their skills.
• An advanced course for those in the industry for a substantial period who want to advance to specialised kitchen installations.
All courses, cover aspects of theoretical and practical elements, as well as installing a number of kitchens in the commercial field before acquiring the certificate of competency.
The theoretical elements consist of amongst other items:
• Hand Tools,
• Various Power tools and usage thereof
• Adhesives, sealants etc.
• Fixing and fastening systems
• Hardware e.g. Drawer runners, Hinges, roller shutters, complicated fixings systems.
• Solid Woods
• Composite woods, particle boards, melamines etc.
• Public relations and business management
• Worktops and Counter tops ,various types
• Various types of building materials
• Correct understanding and reading of plans and scales
The practical element consists of installing a kitchen based on what is taught in the theoretical element.
A third element of physically installing 3 kitchens in the commercial field follows which are then assessed by qualified assessors. After successful completion of all elements according to the stipulated requirements, a certificate of competency underwritten by the KSA is issued to the applicant. This certificate is renewed on a yearly basis.
The KSA have structured courses in modular format over three months to best suit the Cape Town market and will be offering courses starting in February 2013. We will be offering an intermediate installers course suitable for installers with a minimum of two years full time experience in the industry and an adapted installer’s course aimed at Designers which will include design and sales skills principals. Your staff will need to attend two day sessions from 8am -5pm for three months after which time they will have completed the course. Installers will need to allow the KSA to inspect three on site installations in order to complete the course.
We will also be offering a series of 1 day workshops for business owners.
Courses will be offered as follows:
18 February 2013 Module 1 Intermediate Installers course day 1
19 February 2013 Module 1 Intermediate Installers course day 2
20 February 2013 Business owners talk - Getting the most out of your Company and Staff to maximize profits and minimize loss
21 February 2013 Module 1 Adapted installers course for Designers day 1
22 February 2013 Module 1 Adapted installers course for Designers day 2
11 March 2013 Module 2 Intermediate Installers course day 1
12 March 2013 Module 2 Intermediate Installers course day 2
13 March 2013 Business Owners talk – HR and Health & Safety
14 March 2013 Module 2 Adapted installers course for Designers day 1
15 March 2013 Module 2 Adapted installers course for Designers day 2
8 April 2013 Module 3 Intermediate Installers course day 1
9 April 2013 Module 3 Intermediate Installers course day 2
11 April 2013 Module 3 Adapted installers course for Designers day 1
12 April 2013 Module 3 Adapted installers course for Designers day 2
The KSA offers the only training specifically designed by the kitchen industry for the kitchen industry and offers fundamental training that will assist in getting a job in the kitchen industry and improving your job prospects within the industry. The courses can be adapted to your business on request.
Intermediate Installers Course
KSA members - R5400.00 inc vat per course = R1800.00 inc vat per module
Non-KSA members – R6600.00 inc vat per course = R2200.00 inc vat per module
Adapted Installers Course for Designers
KSA members - R3900.00 inc vat per course = R1300.00 inc vat per module
Non-KSA members – R4950.00 inc vat per course = R1650.00 inc vat per module
Business owner talks
KSA members - R250.00 inc vat
Non-KSA members – R350.00 inc vat
If you are sending staff on either the installers or designers course these talks are free of charge.
We hope that the industry will support the KSA in offering much needed training to the industry. Remember no one is ever too old or too experienced to learn. Don’t miss this opportunity to invest both in your staff and you business.
If you would like more detail on the format of the courses or are interested in booking a place on the courses please contact Stephanie on email@example.com or 082 787 8806.
Stephanie Forbes - 082 787 8806 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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