The CETA has set aside R75 million for flooring skills development initiatives, the CETA CEO Ms Sonja Pilusa announced in the project launch of the partnership with Belgotex.

CETA Accounting Authority Chairperson Mr Raymond Cele and Ms Pilusa expressed their appreciation for the work Belgotex is doing.

They further confirmed the financial support to Belgotex learners at Daared, North West to the tune of R50 million and those learners at Van Ker Val, Western Cape will be supported with R25 million.

Ms Pilusa said by working with Belgotex, CETA continued to bring much needed skill development to the communities.

Edward Colle from Belgotex thanked the CETA for their support in helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

He said after each training they wanted the learners to leave the programme as qualified and employable people who will make an impact in the flooring industry.

Belgotex said their main focus was not only with making their products but also working with government in various areas to alleviate poverty and unemployment in communities.

He said in 30-years’ time the company wants to be able to tell the story about their contribution in skills development in the country.