Wamakersvallei Training Centre is a registered 21 company in Wellington. The Centre opened its doors in 1998 to welcome the first group of students. This community-based centre provides training that is a much needed and affordable service, giving individuals who would otherwise never have had the opportunity, a new beginning in life.
Their main objective is to train unemployed people to become skilled workers or entrepreneurs in the field of Frail Care, Child Care, Home Management, Cooking, Baking and Hairdressing Assistants. Not only do they receive training in theory and practical experience, but also obtain valuable life skills and knowledge.
Wamakers’ vision is to provide training to disadvantaged, marginalized community of the Drakenstein region. Their aim is to empower individuals with the necessary skills to compete within the job market and generate their own income. By doing this they directly influence the unemployment rate in our country.
Wamakersvallei offers a variety of courses. We offer 3 certificate courses that run for 8 consecutive weeks and several short courses that only run for a couple of days. Courses are presented in Afrikaans three times a year and in English once a year.
They play an important role in placing students with clients who are desperate in need of a Carer, especially when a parent or husband is terminal ill. In general, they try to keep track of their students and aid them in finding a job.