Sol-Tech, which was founded in 2007, is an accredited private technical training college offering an extended range of courses in scarce skills. The new R300-million Sol-Tech campus which was completed under budget and earlier than planned was unveiled by Solidarity located in Monumentpark in Pretoria.

Training is offered on a full-time basis and students attend daily lectures and training sessions. All classes are offered in Afrikaans. There is a strong focus on practical skills with courses for welders, fitter and turners, toolmakers, electricians, millwrights, diesel mechanics, and tractor mechanics. The new Sol-Tech campus, is described as a “living monument” by Solidarity chief executive Dirk Hermann.

The construction project started on 13 September 2019 and was mainly funded by monthly R10-contributions of Solidarity members. Hermann said the new campus was completed under budget and earlier than planned, ready to receive its first students in February this year. Over the past 13 years Sol-Tech has trained over 1,200 students in various fields of study.

“This campus is a remarkable achievement for the community. It is a tangible result of what a community is capable of doing when it says ‘We will do things ourselves’,” said Hermann. #ladi_jaja?

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