Partnership leads to graduation

2016-08-04 06:00
 From left to right, front row: Karin Hendricks, Abe Oliver, Haido Mteto, Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg and Shauwn Van Staden. In the back row are the graduates from the False Bay TVET College GAP Graduates.

From left to right, front row: Karin Hendricks, Abe Oliver, Haido Mteto, Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg and Shauwn Van Staden. In the back row are the graduates from the False Bay TVET College GAP Graduates.

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The Access Trust and False Bay TVET College have collaborated in a successful graduation ceremony held at the False Bay College in Khayelitsha last Wednesday.

In 2015 the Access Trust TVET bursary organisation identified False Bay College as the preferred higher education and training institution to pilot the Graduate Attributes Programme(GAP).

The 12 Public and Business Management students who concluded the work readiness programme were acknowledged for their commitment to the GAP curriculum.

The seven month programme, rolled out alongside their business studies programme, consisted of exercises which would enable the students to enter the corporate world with confidence.

In addition to the skills gained, the graduates also received vouchers to continue growing their skills set.

This included a three months driver’s education programme and a further three months communication skills programme.

Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg, a director of Access Trust said: “Youth Employment and youth readiness for work is a national point of conversation.

How ready are young people to enter the world of work? Access Trust has responded to this question by not only supporting students with bursaries, but accompanying them in the area of work readiness.

Work readiness skills empower young professionals to apply and adapt to the changing working environment with a greater ease.”

Among the guests and speakers, student Asanda Mqala said in her speech: “There are so many lessons in life that you need to persevere and learn from, through your own experiences.

But I can attest that through this programme, I feel more suited to handle them professionally and logically.

This lesson learnt from Access Trust is not only for work related purposes, but adds personal skills which I will be able to use throughout my professional and personal life.

I am grateful for the support and mentorship I received”.

False Bay TVET College will continue to endorse and support the amazing work of the Access Trust TVET GAP programme.

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