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From trainee 5 onwards, all additional trainees pay the same rate
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From trainee 5 onwards, all additional trainees pay the same rate
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Digital materials enable quick updating  - they can be created and made available more quickly than printed materials. Sourcing new content and enhancing of existing content is all more quick and efficient. This gives the course more snap and zing.
Flexibility - Being online gives us great flexibility in many different ways. We are able to tailor sessions making them shorter or longer depending on the requirements of the specific individuals in the group. The conventional offering involved the hire of lecture rooms which had to be booked and paid for ahead of time as well as car hire, and flight bookings for the lecturer/s. It was not easy to make changes at short notice.
Why the Switch to Online Training?
Personalised Support: Thanks to the easy access to WhatsApp and Email applications, trainees are invited to pose questions via these mediums while they are busy with their self study. A WhatsApp chat can go a long way to sorting out issues they are grappling with. It is even possible to transmit additional explanatory material via WhatsApp, Email or downloadable from the Cloud.
More Enjoyable. Less Stress.

Work in familiar surroundings: Being able to work in the comfort of one's own office at work or at home makes for a much less stressful environment than having to commute to a lecture venue and having to acclimatise to an unfamiliar environment.

Reduced work load: A study of trainees responses over the years and careful evaluation of the material has revealed that it was desirable to strip out some elements of the original programme which went above and beyond basic requirements.

Singular Focus: The online course focuses on fundamental concepts of actual electroplating and avoids delving into separate subjects like the specifics of equipment used for polishing and mass finishing, or the design of effluent treatment plants. These subjects will now be considered for an advanced online sequel course for the benefit of those who need to pursue these subjects. 
"Face-time" Sessions of 1 hour 30 min each: Experience has taught us that trainees grasp and remember concepts better from short punchy interactive presentations rather than long drawn out sessions. By adjusting the content of the "face-time" a trainee will spend no more than 15 hours over the duration of the course in actual audio video engagement with the presenter/s. The remainder of study time will be at the trainees own pace using online materials that will be made available on our training portal at MFA-SA. 
Accommodating Lone Trainees
Now it is also possible to offer electroplating training even if there is only one candidate in a particular region.

Training anywhere in South Africa: We are also able to train candidates in regions where SAMFA does not have a physical regional presence thus opening more opportunities.
Over the past years SAMFA has seen almost 500 participants throughout the country pass through our original Electroplating Theory & Practice course.  Each year there are some new entrants into this interesting industry as well as existing staff members who are moved into positions of responsibility where it is vital to have a deeper understanding of the subject. We are pleased to be in a position to equip these individuals with the necessary skills to perform their work with confidence in this challenging environment. Our trainees include small business owners, senior operators, line and department managers, engineers and even sales staff.
Affordability has become an important consideration. Over the 16 years that this course has been in existence there has been a relentless rise in the associated costs. The enrollment fee continued to rise and for some companies it became unaffordable. The online model enables us to reduce the price whilst maintaining a quality offering and providing a better experience for trainees.
The course continues to maintain its original emphasis on connecting the practical aspects of plating with the underlying basic chemistry and physics concepts. Trainees are encouraged to ask work specific questions as they try to apply the principles learned to the actual shop floor situation.
Online Training Schedules
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The third series of presentations is tentatively planned to commence on Friday, February 5, 2021. We are limiting our virtual classroom to a maximum of 10 trainees per session. If more than 10 show interest in the course we will run back to back sessions to accommodate them all.

These sessions are scheduled to run on Friday mornings between 10:00 and 11:30 am but we'll make every effort to find consensus amongst enrolled trainees to conduct the instructor-led sessions at a time which suits the majority.

We undertake to offer this training even if there is only one taker in the entire country.

As we are not limited to a region we can accommodate a group which includes candidates from anywhere in South Africa. The only restrictive factors are:

a) the quality and speed of the broadband available,

b) the specs of the computer/laptop used to access the required digital materials. 

c) The computer literacy of the trainee,
Fee Structure
We have developed an entirely new fee structure for the online training programme. It is based on a standard rate of R 6 875 for the first trainee registered on the programme with progressive discount for each successive trainee erolled thereafter. To qualify for the multiple trainee discounted rates, enrollees must be employed at the same company. 

For non members registering for this course discounts range up to 75% for trainee 5 and beyond. SAMFA members enjoy an addtional 20% discount on the calculated non-member rates. 

Please see the tables below.

ELECTROPLATING BASICS: Online Training Course for Employees at all Levels

Course Content
Electroplating Training Online