Plastics|SA provides quality and accredited training and education services to the plastics industry and related sectors through sub-Saharan Africa, ensuring that the needs and demands of the plastics industry are met with excellence by trained and experienced professionals.
The plastics industry was identified as one of the growth areas on which government is planning to focus its resources and attention. In order to become truly globally competitive, the Plastics Industry needs to address certain challenges.
Specialist engineers (beyond first degree) are reportedly not produced in a quantity that is sufficient for the growth of the plastics industry. Similarly, at an operations level, mould-setters and plant operators are also in short supply due to new competency demands arising from innovation and technological development. The availability of trained and experienced artisans remains of critical importance to the industry.