Two staff members did the College proud by going on to represent the College at the WorldSkills International Competition in Abu Dhabi.
Nashveer Nemesar (Assistant Director: Marketing and Communications) was chosen to Head the Marketing and Communications for the WorldSkills South Africa team that went to participate in the prestigious Competition in Abu Dhabi. Amongst all 50 Assistant Directors in Marketing and Communications in the TVET sector in the country, it was indeed an honour for Nashveer to be chosen as the preferred candidate to fulfil this demanding role.
Palesa Rakometsi (Acting Director of WorldSkills South Africa) was in full praise of the Majuba staff member saying that, “We would like to take the time to thank Nashveer Nemesar for his tireless and selfless efforts and dedication in making sure that the nation and all relevant stakeholders back at home were well informed about the developments and happenings at the WorldSkills International Competition taking place in Abu Dhabi. He provided excellence in devising marketing strategies that go hand in hand with today’s technology. It has helped to drive continuous online traffic to all our social networks and online platforms which resulted in very effective campaigns.
Rishi Durgadin (Bricklaying lecturer at Majuba Technology Centre) also held the College flag flying high in Abu Dhabi. He was sponsored by CIDB Construction to attend the Competition with the main aim to observe the Bricklaying competition over the 4 days and bring back fresh ideas and ways to improve the standard of our Provincial and National Competitions for the Bricklaying skill area.
They were among 1282 other young artisans from over 50 nations who competed in 51 different trade disciplines ranging from hairdressing to welding, and plumbing to mobile robotics, and many more.
China led the medal table with 15 gold medals, seven silver and eight bronze. Korea came second on medal points with eight gold medals, eight silver and eight bronze. Switzerland was third on points winning 11 gold medals, six silver and three bronze.
South Africa’s Competitors should not be forgotten for the manner and pride in which they represented our country. They all showed great determination and character to be ranked up there with the best in the World.
The next edition of the WorldSkills International Competition will be held in Kazan, Russia in August 2019.
Article by Quraysha Desai (Marketing Department)