The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted the second WorldSkills South Africa (WSSA) Competition at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban in February.
The WSSA Competition celebrates the talent of young artisans and technicians. It also serves as an advocacy programme to highlight the importance of the artisan sector as a contributor to the country’s economy.
Approximately 120 participants from public TVET colleges, private colleges, universities of technology and industry competed in 22 skill areas.
Port Elizabeth TVET College participated in the mechatronics skills category. The college was well represented by Jazzwin Williams and Masibulele Mini, L4 Mechatronics students. They were competing against three other institutions in their category. The students were accompanied by their mentor and lecturer, Mr David Pinches and Mr Ismail Saadik respectively.
The event afforded the opportunity to provide all the competitors who participated, with valuable competitive exposure in their respective skills specialisations. The mechatronics students completed all the tasks required over the three days.
On each day they were given a briefing on the tasks and assessed by experts. In each competition a winner was identified who could possibly join the team to represent SA. The college team flew the flag high and did us proud! Congratulations to the Port Elizabeth TVET College team.
Source: TVET College Times