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The full amount must be paid on sight of invoice and no later than 14 days before commencement of the course.
The price includes all digital materials required to complete the course via access to our online training portal, plus personalised support via WhatsApp and Email.
SAMFA'S powder coating course was originally tailored for entry level operators. Since the launch of the original course in 2008 the it has attracted more than 150 trainees from many different levels within the industry. This includes company owners, directors, managers, QC and sales staff who all joined the classes to expand their knowledge of the subject. Perhaps the success of the course lies in the fact that the presentations are customised to ensure that everyone at every level grasps the principles.
Affordability has become an important consideration. Over the 13 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 contain costs whilst maintaining a quality offering and providing a better experience for trainees.
Flexibility - Being online gives us great flexibility in many different ways. We are able to tailor sessions to include addressing the specific interests of the 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.
Animated Graphics and Video - The online platform drives the motivation to create or source graphic materials which will keep trainees engaged and helps them to grasp concepts more easily . Enhancing of existing content has led to an experience with more snap and zing.
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.
Training anywhere in South Africa: We are able to train candidates in regions where SAMFA does not have a physical regional presence thus opening more opportunities.
It is possible to offer powder coating training from locations where only one candidate is available.
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 powder coating and the raw materials, equipment and techniques central to that operation. It avoids delving into separate subjects such as the design of effluent treatment plants. Such topics will be included in a focused sequel course for the benefit of those who need to pursue them.
"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 9 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 including tests made available on our training portal at MFA-SA.
The course continues to maintain its original emphasis on connecting the practical aspects of powder coating 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.
Why the Switch to Online Training?
Online Training Schedules
For 2023 these presentations will be available starting February. 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.
The course is structured to run over 6 sessions scheduled to run fortnightly on Wednesday or Friday mornings between 10:00 and 11:30 am. However, we make every effort to find consensus amongst enrolled trainees to conduct these sessions at a time which suits the majority. .
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.