Vision: To empower the working class to reach their full potential through quality education and skills development programmes and to facilitate and manage learning centres that provide accredited training programmes to industry members and their communities.
The Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre (EBMTC) opened its doors in 1993 with one mission – to improve the quality of life of their beneficiaries. It achieves this in partnership with established educational institutions through the training of workers in a variety of applied fields. The EBMTC College has developed a range of certified educational courses, over 6 000 individual courses, including computer training, basic economics, business writing and leadership courses, which are delivered annually and the centre continues to drive the development of new course work.
It is the training centre’s mandate to provide a venue for hosting of these courses as well as the provision of facilities that enable the teaching thereof, including conference rooms, photocopying, catering and accommodation.
Therefore, in partnership, the entity fulfils its legal mandate of providing education, training and skills development programmes to the working classes.
Fully informed and guided by NUM’s ten-year plan, the centre’s objectives are to accelerate leadership development for union members. Courses available that address this growth equip secretaries, full time stewards, office bearers and staff members with the necessary tools needed for dealing with daily challenges facing the organised working class.
With encouragement from NUM and its funding partner, MIC, EBMTC offers:
- Skills programmes
Short course in house programmes focussing on Politics, Gender and Law, EEA/SDA, Negotiation Skills and others.
- Accredited programmes
These include TUQP, Labour Law, and Skills Development Programmes for Women and others hosted in partnership with partner institutions of Higher Learning
- Technical programmes
Deep dive technical courses hosted at the RPL/Assessment Centre built for Artisans, Aiders and Assistants, Engineers and Technicians.