What Employers Say
I have been a cad manager for 13 years… and have been nothing but impressed by the students quality, speed and desire to learn. Academy IDT has given them a great background of skills from which they can form successful careers.
We have employed four graduates from the IDT Academy and have been impressed by their knowledge and work ethic. Keith’s insight to each students’ capabilities allowed us to match their skills with our long term requirements… I will have no hesitation in asking Keith to send me his ‘new group’ of graduates.
...they are really great in their approach to teaching students not only about the subject matter but also about them being professional. Their course and students come highly recommended!
The quality of technical training and the obvious effort you and your staff make to prepare students for the real workplace in terms of work ethic and discipline enabled both junior draughtsman to contribute real value to our company…
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the team at Academy IDT for the quality and calibre of the trainee draughtsmen provided to Lesedi. In my experience to date, I have not seen any better prepared junior draughtsmen. These three young men are of polite manner, have an excellent work ethic and an exceptional understanding of Computer Aided Design, especially Micro station. Lesedi was pleasantly surprised with the level of understanding of these junior draughtsmen and all credit must go to Academy IDT for the training provided to their students. We have been using them on critical path work in the modelling of systems and the dropping of isometrics. They are all proving to be valuable members of our team. Once again, congratulations and keep up the good work.
ACS has employed several graduates from Academy IDT. We found that graduates from Academy IDT are trained in more than just their area of expertise. They are more professional and understand the needs of our business to a much larger extent than that of other training institutions. As such, Academy IDT is our preferred supplier of newly qualified draughtsman.
Further to our appointment of one of Academy IDT’s graduates, we would like to inform you of our satisfaction with both.
He has proven to be a real asset – despite his youth has settled into the role very well demonstrating a keen ability to handle the work he is allocated. He is versatile in his understanding of a variety of engineering concepts and this is testament to the broad nature of his draughting training. Naturally there are specifics which are new to him, but he is very eager to learn and grasp new ideas.
His 3D draughting ability is impressive and he has contributed to several successful presentations in this regard. His overall work ethic is great and interaction with colleagues and superiors is engaging and yet respectful.
It is clear from his ability and manner that Academy IDT provide a very sound base of knowledge from which all graduates can build a successful career. It is great to find a draughting school that does not only focus on teaching CAD software, but also goes into the basic aspects of engineering, thereby creating understanding in addition to knowledge.
We are completely satisfied with the services provided by Academy IDT and their team and have already recommended your services to others.
We will certainly employ your services in the future.
I had the pleasure of working with a graduate straight from college. I settled him in then left him on his own. He was very knowledgeable. Well done Academy IDT.
What Students Say
A few years back I approached Academy IDT. I needed to find a new career path within a group, with the potential that would allow me to grow, and expand my skills within the workplace. I had considered various career options, and decided that draughting would be an ideal fit.
Academy IDT helped me by pushing my boundaries and opening my eyes to a whole new world of design, engineering and drawing (Herman’s Centrelines ☺).
The result was 1 year of very hard work that completely prepared me for the draughting industry.
One of the many things I liked was their dedication to their students. I found the classes to be a great size so that each student was able to receive the necessary attention. All the disciplines of draughting are introduced, and the software we used in the course is the software that I use today in the industry.
I found the experience extremely challenging, but ultimately totally rewarding. The whole concept of Academy IDT is to run the course as a proper, working drawing office. Weekly tests were mandatory, and were a great indicator of our understanding of the work and our preparation for the N4 / N5 exams.
I was extremely fortunate, that by the end of the 1 year course, at the time of our final exams, I was placed with a company immediately, and began work straight after the course ended.
I would recommend Academy IDT to people who need an excellent, solid beginning to a happy, successful career in draughting.
Thank you to everybody at Academy IDT that made my year extremely enjoyable. Your dedication allowed me to achieve my goal in a successful draughting career.
To the Academy (KICK ASS) Team,
I think it would do the team at IDT little justice if I had to put into words what you guys mean and have meant to me during the time that I have known you. It gives such great pleasure when I think of my journey I have been on since I joined IDT.
We embark on the journey of life not knowing where we are going and where we will end up. We can but only plan, work hard and hope luck is in our favour. I however believe luck is preparedness meeting opportunity. Since I joined IDT I have been unbelievable lucky. IDT has devoted their time and life preparing us for when those perfect opportunities comes knocking.
After years of struggling, I was able to consolidate all my experiences and prepare for the opportunities with IDT at my side.
The elation I am feeling is of an indescribable nature and I find it hard to gather the words. I hope that you all understand how much you have meant to me over time and I believe that there is a great friendship to enjoy.
To the IDT team….. take a bow…..
I would like you all at Academy IDT to know that I will be starting with my new job on the 1st of November 2013. I am looking forward to this new venture in my life. I want to thank you all for what you gave me in life and will always be grateful for that. All the best and keep on doing to others what you have done for me.
I went to the company in Strand, and I have the job if I want it… I would just like to thank all of you at Academy IDT for the amazing year that you taught me. I can’t thank you enough actually. To be honest I don’t find my current work very challenging and I have a sneaking suspicion that is because of you.
I had a great experience with Academy IDT during my year of part time studying! The reassurance and confidence obtained when learning from such experienced lecturers made it easy to do well and reach your goals. I don’t think I ever had a question that wasn’t able to be answered in a way that it was easily understandable.
It was an absolute pleasure, my year studying at Academy IDT. The lecturer’s and team are extremely knowledgeable and always available to help.
The training that I received at the academy has prepared me to jump into the deep end, and with their assistance, set out on a career at a very reputable company to start running their drawing office. Nowhere else will a year of studying be able to push you that far ahead in your career path.
(Update) – I now run the drawing office, where my main focus to change and update existing drawings and registers, research, design and draw new equipment and parts, implement and manage all drawing office related filing and ISO procedures.
Thank you to the Academy IDT team
Good day Sir, Hope you are well.
I would like to thank you for teaching me all of what I know about draughting and CAD for the year I spent at Academy IDT. I know I wasn’t one of the easiest students and would have changed a lot if I could go back and do it again, but I am grateful for the experience.
I left Academy IDT and went to work as a draughtsman. The demand for multi-skilled draughtsman is much higher than I thought and after a year or so I was then fortunate enough to purchase SolidWorks Premium CAD software and start my own company. I’ve had the privilege of being part of the design of some amazing projects for well-known company’s in Namibia.
I’ve completed the process upgrade for Cerebos salt here as well as the plant layout and design of various other equipment.
I’ve designed a bulk bagging unit for Grindrod, this is used to fill 14ton bags with copper ore, and a whole lot more.
Without you and everyone at Academy IDT this would have not been possible, thank you once again to all of you!
After many years working in an office and operation management role, I had a passion to pursue a career in a more technical field, but found it difficult to make that change without the necessary skills to do so.
It was by chance that in September 2013 I came to hear about Academy IDT and what they could do, and after a brief meeting with the team there, it was clearly an easy decision that they would be the catalyst and provide the assistance I need to make this change.
The course consists of multiple disciplines of engineering and architectural draughting and uses a combination of continuous assessment and exams, with an office like environment complete with reviews etc, it created a fantastic “real world” environment to learn the necessary skills to find employment once the course was completed.
With lots of long, long hours and hard work as well as the ongoing motivation, passion and drive from the teaching team and the placement arm of Academy IDT, I was fortunate to have been employed at a great Consulting Engineering firm by the time I finished my last exams!
A Big thanks to the entire Academy IDT team, that is able to equip one with the necessary tools to break into this field, even for us “ou manne”! I would not have been able to do it without your assistance.
Looking back now, taking the plunge to come and study at AIDT was sooooo well worth it!
This was the best choice I could have made in terms of Kickstarting a career as an Engineering Draughtsman! Exceptional teaching!