Local student beats the best

2017-02-28 06:01
Local student Mughammad Yacoob Damon will represent South Africa in the automotive body repair category at the international world skills competition.

Local student Mughammad Yacoob Damon will represent South Africa in the automotive body repair category at the international world skills competition.

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Mughammad Yacoob Damon has become the first False Bay TVET College student to win a spot to compete for South Africa at the international world skills competition.

He will compete in Abu Dhabi this October after winning gold in the automotive body repair category at the second World Skills South Africa Competition in Durban from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 February.

Damon was one of five False Bay College students who participated in the three-day national competition, which featured 122 students competing in 22 skills areas.

Rensor Sikenaris and Dillion Stuart competed in the electrical installations category, Brentony Jantjies in spray painting and Mikyle Lakay in restaurant services. They went through a strict training regimen to prepare for the competition against other public TVET college students, private college students and industry apprentices.

Lakay was awarded a bronze medal in the restaurant services category.

The world skills competition is held every two years and is the biggest global vocational education and skills competition event in the world attracting participation from young people from 74 countries. Competitors must demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks.

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