WorldSkills is a global organization founded in in 1950 which aims to improve economic competitiveness and raise the level of skills throughout the world. In South Africa WorldSkills was formally established in April 2013. This initiative is championed by the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology (DHET).
Recently Majuba TVET College held the WorldSkills South Africa Completion Cycle launch 2020/21 which formed the beginning of the 3rd WSSA International Competition whereby Majuba TVET College students will be fiercely training with the hope of participating at an International level.
The launch took centre stage at the BlackRock Casino Conference centre in Newcastle KZN. Distinguished guests who had graced the function were; Mr. P.R.B. Bhungwandass (Interim Deputy Chairperson – College Council), Regional DHET representatives, Senior Management (Majuba TVET College), Senior Management (various TVET College’s), Industry partners (Amajuba District), TVET College representatives, Management (Majuba TVET college) and the WorldSkills committee members (Majuba TVET College).
“As principals and management of TVET College’s our core social, educational and professional values should be used to provide college’s with clear examples of how skills competition participation can contribute to excellent teaching and learning,” said Mr. S. J. Mlotshwa (Principal – Majuba TVET College) as he took to the podium to deliver the Welcoming Address.
Guest speaker Mr. V. Singh (Training Manager – ArcelorMittal) outlined in his speech, “Skills development is very important in South Africa, especially from a longer-term perspective and therefore it is imperative for industry to positively influence training at institutes such as the TVET College’s and Training Centre’s.”
This year Majuba TVET College will be inspiring students to pursue excellence in these competitions whilst developing a passion for skills.