The Flooring Industry Training Association recently appointed new board members, adding more diversity and a growing national footprint to the association. The new members include Angelique Victor (Florstore on Trend); Masilo Mohlahlana (Marsillo Consulting); Shane Hinchliffe (FloorworX); William Mbeya (Floors Direct) and John Mance (Ohlhorst).
The new board members represent contractors, manufacturers and training providers from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. John Mance joining FITA also gives the board a stronger focus on ceramics, which is a key priority area. In 2019 the organisation plans to move into the ceramics market more aggressively. William Mbeya is also part of the Tiletoria group, which is advantageous to the organisation.
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FITA’s partnership with the Southern African Wood, Laminate and Flooring Association (SAWLFA) has also strengthened as SAWLFA will be sitting in on all FITA’s board meetings as a Chamber Member to represent the flooring types in their markets. Going forward FITA is also accrediting all the installers that have qualified with SAWLFA.
The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) has also requested an invitation to attend FITA’s board meetings to strengthen their existing partnership with FITA. In September 2018, CETA approved R3 550 000 of discretionary grants to FITA for 50 learnerships, which will be hosted in Cape Town for the first time ever, and 300 additional Recognition of Prior Learning Assessments for installers.
For more information, contact FITA on Tel: +27 (11) 792 1749 or via www.fitasa.co.za.
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