The National Business Initiative (NBI), Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Institute of Plumbing South Africa and GIZ this week held an information session with plumbing employers who will be hosting Installation Repair and Maintenance (IRM) plumbing candidates for their 6-month workplace-based learning component of the programme. Discussions focused mainly on the role of in-company mentors, and the support companies would be getting from the programme. Employers highlighted the importance of candidates having the right attitude and the significance of this as a central feature of work-readiness training. The evening concluded with employers reiterating their support and commitment to the programme, some even announcing that they would place more candidates than they had initially agreed to. For more information on the IRM Green Skills in TVETs Programme contact: Cecil Macheke.