Versatile Skills Academy was established in 2017 in Westmead, Pinetown, by Alex Largatzis and Carmen Crerar. Alex, as a business owner, had expressed frustration with the inadequate quality of some of the training offered to learners by existing training providers – particularly, the lack of REAL WORLD practical skills. Carmen, with her extensive training industry experience, and Alex, with his understanding of the frustrations and demands of South African employers, decided to form a small yet focussed training academy that had as its vision, the following criteria: • To offer the highest quality training specifically suited to our customers’ requirements; • To offer small and personalised classes led by motivated and highly qualified instructors; • To offer learners enough practical exposure to supplement their theoretical training, to ensure that they can immediately ADD VALUE to their employers on return to the workplace.
Our fully equipped training facility, and our affiliation with VANDAN ENGINEERING (est. 1967) (situated alongside us), allows us to not only offer classroom-based training but also to expose our leaners to the real world workplace environment. We can comfortably host groups of up to 8 learners at a time, thereby ensuring personalised training classes. We are accredited by MERSETA and the DHET, and continuously adding new courses and accreditations to our Academy. We also structure PERSONALISED courses to suit your unique needs. We look forward to being your training provider of choice and to offer you training that is FLEXIBLE, IN DEMAND and RELEVANT. Best regards from the team, Carmen, Alex and Aubrey