The South African boat building industry is a dynamic sector with a wide range of occupations and careers on offer.
One can enter and pursue a career in the industry in a variety of ways by either entering a formal boat building training programme or by training in a related career and applying for a position in a boat building yard.
With the latter choice your skills can further be adapted to the requirements of the marine sector.
The Yacht & Boat Building Academy at False Bay College in Cape Town was established in 2006 and offers a recognised registered 3-year programme, with substantial focus on experiential learning in the industry.
The Whisper Boat Building Academy also offers a recognised boat building programme, with a special focus of accommodating students with hearing disabilities. The academies enjoy an average work placement of students in the industry of 75% with a boat building apprenticeship programme currently being finalised.
For more detailed information, read the Careers booklet developed by MIASA
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