3 Months Skills Development Programme at EThekwini Municipality
The EThekwini Municipality in partnership with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA and My Space Academy is inviting aspiring furniture makers to apply for a 3 months skills development programme in furniture making and upholstery.
- Certified copy of Grade 12 certificate or Grade 10 report
- Certified copy of RSA ID
- Residential letter from Ward Councillor
- Motivational letter
How to Apply
Optimistic candidates that are between the ages of 18 to 35 years are urged to send their applications for the training before the closing date on 31 October at 3pm.
Applications, including all required documents, must be submitted to 7th Floor, Embassy Building, 199 Anton Lembede Street, Durban.
For enquiries, email: email@example.com or call: 031 311 4500.
The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality, created in 2000, that includes the city of Durban and surrounding towns. eThekwini is one of the 11 districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. As of 2011, the majority of its 3,442,361 inhabitants spoke isiZulu.
Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. The word also refers to the materials used to upholster something.
Upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder, which referred to an artisan who makes fabric furnishings. The term is equally applicable to domestic, automobile, airplane and boat furniture, and can be applied to mattresses, particularly the upper layers, though these often differ significantly in design. A person who works with upholstery is called an upholsterer. An apprentice upholsterer is sometimes called an outsider or trimmer. Traditional upholstery uses materials like coil springs (post-1850), animal hair (horse, hog and cow), coir, straw and hay, hessians, linen scrims, wadding, etc., and is done by hand, building each layer up. In contrast, today’s upholsterers employ synthetic materials like dacron and vinyl, serpentine springs, and so on.
Upholder is an archaic term used for “upholsterer”, but it appears to have a connotation of repairing furniture rather than creating new upholstered pieces from scratch.