2016Komatsu and Cummins Launch TEC (Technical Education for Communities) in South Africa
Nov. 30, 2016
On October 21, 2016, Komatsu Africa Holdings and Cummins Africa signed a memorandum of understanding to launch a new Technical Education for Communities (TEC) school in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Komatsu and Cummins Inc. have been building a strong trust relationship over the years as partners in the engine business.
Our two companies have both been putting energy into supporting human resources development in local communities as part of their social contribution activities, and already have collaborated in several areas. In order to expand our collaboration globally, we have made a contract in the name of both CEOs in April 10, 2016.
This new program in South Africa is a part of this collaboration.
The agreement was signed by Mike Blom, Managing Director, Komatsu Africa Holdings and Gino Butera, Vice President and Managing Director, Cummins Africa,
Through the partnership, Komatsu and Cummins will provide a standardized education platform to help Ekuruleni West College develop market-relevant curriculum, teacher training, career guidance and the practical experience needed by students.
October 21, 2016, Mike Blom, Managing Director of Komatsu Africa Holdings (left) and Mr. Gino Butera, Vice President and Managing Director of Cummins Africa. (center) signing the MOU.
Employers around the world are experiencing critical shortages of skilled technical workers. Today, some 10 million manufacturing jobs worldwide are unfilled because of shortages in technical capabilities and soft skills. TEC can provide schools the tools needed to equip South African youth with market-relevant skills that prepare them for todayfs workforce.
The launch of the South Africa TEC site is one of the first steps to realizing the commitments outlined in the global agreement.
Local Human Resources Development in Collaboration with Cummins Inc. (Komatsu CSR Report)http://www.komatsu.com/CompanyInfo/csr/2016/citizenship/citizenship06.html
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