PPC is committed to building strong partnerships with leaders and members of the local community. In the process, PPC has initiatives that are geared at improving the livelihoods of the local community.
The Technical Skills Academy is a school that PPC Barnet DRC has created to train the young and enthusiastic people from the surrounding villages where our factory is located.
The Technical Skills Academy commenced its first training module on the 1st of July 2015 with the first promotion that has worked very well so far and has been a great success. Having quality staff and the teachers, the module is well delivered to the satisfaction of participants and our objectives.
The first batch of students graduated on 30 September 2015 at the PPC Training Centre. Graduates were awarded with certificates and tool kits which consisted of basic electrical, welding, fitting and turning tools. Graduates can then use these tools to create jobs for themselves. PPC is currently getting accreditation for the certificate in DRC and in SA, which means that artisans will qualify for a number of formal job opportunities.
PPC has contributed to improving the livelihoods of people living in DRC and providing education for the learning on new skills by initiating the following Corporate Social Initiatives: