Cytech, the Association of Cycle Trader's qualification for cycle mechanics, is now available to trainees in South Africa via a partnership with Gauteng's Torq Zone Academy.
"Our partnership with ACT gives us the opportunity to adopt much needed skills in our industry and it enables us to present internationally accredited Cytech Technical courses right here in South Africa," said Dirk Oerlemans, owner of Torq Zone.
Over the last 20 years, Cytech courses have been delivered to over 6,000 trainee cycle mechanics in the UK.
"Now, for the first time in South Africa, there will be an institution where bicycle mechanics can go and learn their trade, ultimately to become a professional bicycle Technician and get local and international recognition for it. Effectively this will put the occupation of a Bicycle Technician on the map and provide much needed recognition," added Graeme Stickells, partner of the Torq Zone Academy.