A majority of discussions and notions about skills development mainly focus on how the youth’s lack of skills has left a massive gap in many industries. Here’s another way to look at it: how do corporations create a sustainable flow of new talent that is in line with their business and market?

Here’s one way to do it: CraigCor Distribution recently partnered with Resolution Circle to create a bursary programme, and donated equipment that will benefit several interns that are part of our Work Integrated Learning programme.

The supplier of complete industrial control and automation solutions is looking to create a career path for the first year or two for the interns by exposing them to what they do and giving them the opportunity to work on client-based solutions.

As a training hub that offers experiential learning to university of technology undergraduates, it is imperative that we constantly align our training with what is happening in the industry. In this case, Resolution Circle’s Group Senior Manager of Workshop Training and Internships – Sibusiso Shange, said: “our intention is to explore CraigCor Distribution’s services and map them back to the training, so that the beneficiaries meet the company’s expectations, and speak to its vision as well”.

During a discussion at the handover, Managing Director of CraigCor Distribution John Lingenfelder, described this initiative as a first step, and mentioned that the company is also exploring different avenues and ways to expand this project.

We at Resolution Circle cannot wait to tackle skills development from a different perspective through this exciting initiative with CraigCor Distribution.