College shines bright at competition

2019-03-19 06:01
The winning students.

The winning students.

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False Bay TVET College bagged several medals at the recent National WorldSkills Competition. The college claimed a gold, two silver and two bronze medals, ranking them the best nationally among their peers in their field of study.

The students who received medals in their respective fields of study are:

  • Automotive Body Repair: Jacobus Coetzee received gold and Byrone Davids received silver;
  • Chad Randall received bronze for Spray-painting;
  • IT Networking Systems: Darrian Samuels received silver and Tammy-Lee Jooste bronze.

After an intense three days of competition at the Durban International Convention Centre for the National WorldSkills Competition, 23 of 65 medals over 19 categories were won by the WorldSkills Western Cape Team.

The competition is a flagship event held every two years. It is the biggest vocational education and skills competition event in the world. The competition truly reflects global participation from young people in industry and training providers. .

False Bay TVET College Acting Principal Karin Hendricks said: “We are very proud of the achievements of our students and of the commitment of the staff in preparing students for World Skills.”

Of the 23 medals won by team Western Cape, five students winning gold, made them eligible to participate in the International WorldSkills Competition scheduled to take place in Kazan, Russia in August.

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