Wester Cape WS Awards dinner

The Winners of the Western Cape WorldSkills Competition, a division of the World Skills Global enterprise, to promote excellence in artisan trade was announced at the Awards Ceremony hosted at the Belmont Conference Centre.

Once the provincial competition was completed, the Awards Ceremony was the most anticipated event amongst the Western Cape TVET and Private Colleges who entered participants in the 13 WorldSkills Categories.

Invited guests included the keynote speaker, Professor Prinsloo of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.  His enlightening address explained the value of artisan apprenticeships and how it could place the South Africa economy on an upward trajectory, but only with the full support of industry, government and TVET Colleges.

Western Cape apprentices awarded gold will proceed to the WorldSkills National Competition, scheduled in Durban, KZN in February 2019.

Competing against the rest of the country for a spot on team South Africa, participants must demonstrate technical abilities, both individually and collectively, to execute specific tasks for which they are trained or perform in their workspace.

The final team will proceed to the International WorldSkills Competition in Kazak, Russia in October 2019 and compete against their peers for the coveted title of the best of the best in their artisan trade.

The False Bay TVET College Western Cape Team members are as follows:

Name Category
Jacobus Adriaan Auto body Repair
Chad Randall Car painting
Eugene Martin May Electrical Installation
Tammy-Lee Jooste IT Networking Systems and Administration

 

The following False Bay TVET College lecturing staff where acknowledged for their valuable contributions to the success of the WorldSkills local heats and student training:

Name Programme
Jevon Daniels Car painting
Trevor Steyl Auto Body Repair
Eugene Cairncross Electrical Engineering
Sello Lekhanya IT Networking Systems and Administration

 

The World Skills Competition is held every two years and is the biggest vocational global education and skills competition event that attracts participation from young people in industry and training providers from more than 70 countries. WorldSkills rose out of the ruins of the Second World War, which devastated the economies of Europe and created a huge skills shortage that threatened a new economic depression.

Today, The Competition moves from continent to continent, but the WorldSkills movement has become much more than an international competition. The organisation is helping young people around the world change their lives through vocational skills.