NF Apprentices recently partnered with G & T Autobody, owned by Thembi Sithole who is also passionate about the development of the motor industry and youth in South Africa. Agnes Mahumani has been taken under Thembi’s wing and to qualify as a panelbeater. She is a 25-year-old electrical engineering graduate who discovered her love for cars.
The automotive industry is fast-paced and very challenging and for the most part it is largely dominated by men. However, in past years we have seen many women challenge the game and occupy high profile positions to make a notable difference in this industry.
Thembi’s success story has inspired many women in many other industries and she has also committed to take on the challenge of developing Agnes into a qualified panel beater by 2021. Her four-year apprenticeship will see her being taught and later tested both theoretically and practically to earn her dream qualification.
Due to the fast-growing demand of artisans in the automotive industry, NF Apprentices has committed to partner with body repair shops in South Africa and help develop ordinary young people into leaders in the motor industry.
NF are so grateful to have strong women like Thembi who are passionate about learning and development and have also invested financially to help young women in South Africa reach their highest potential – and wish them all the best in their endeavours.