National World Skills Competition

No easy feat, rising above the provincial challengers, we wish our 4 college representatives well, as they compete at the national WorldSkills Competition in Durban.

 

Wskills Candidates

Meet our candidates:

Rensor Sikenaris
Rensor Sikenaris, an NCV Electrical student, was also nominated to participate in the World Skills competition by his lecturer.
A fondness for tinkering with electrical appliances led to his undertaking his present course of study. When not studying, Rensor, the youngest of three siblings and only son, plays at prop in a local club rugby side. The position is extremely demanding of his strength and conditioning and he has to spend much of his free time at the gym to maintain the necessary fitness level.
Rensor is still unsure regarding his future career and is weighing his options. Still only 19, he would like to study further before joining the world of work.

Mughammad Yacoob Damon
Mughammad Yacoob Damon is 20 years old and passionate about restoring cars. He tried his hand at various jobs but, after finding working at an automotive workshop in Johannesburg the most enjoyable experience, he headed back to Cape Town to focus on studying automotive body repair.
When offered the chance, he jumped at entering the World Skills Competition. He says, “I saw an opportunity to focus on my passion and that drives me towards success”.
With a holistic view on healthy living, Yacoob belongs to a Fives Futbol team and is active in his neighbourhood watch. When not working or studying, he likes working with radio-controlled cars.
He dreams of building up a company one day and celebrating his success in style with a classic BMW E36 M3, an extremely powerful and speedy 1990s model still popular among racing enthusiasts and automotive connoisseurs.

Mikyle Lakay
A young man of quiet faith, firm values and a positive outlook, Mikyle Lakay is determined to succeed in the hospitality industry. He found his chosen field of study through researching careers on the internet and was convinced after being advised by his school principal, who thought he’d “be perfect for it”.

Still only 19, he speaks with a maturity beyond his years about the future he has mapped for himself in the sector. After completing the programme, he says he intends “to travel, and gain experience in a vast variety of hotel industries and learn about new cultures all over the world, new wines and friends.”

Mikyle is excited about the skills competition. “I’m hoping to learn new things and to expose myself to new people and new ideas,” he says. Considering his choice of career, Mikyle’s most surprising revelation is that he doesn’t really enjoy cooking, although he confesses to making a mean chocolate soufflé! That said, he is quite passionate about researching new cooking styles and trends and hospitality experiences.

When not spending time with his four siblings, socialising or studying, Mikyle devotes much of his free time to church activities, including involvement in leadership groups.

Brentony Jantjies
Fondly known by his friends as Tony, 20 year old Brentony Jantjies has completed his National Certificate in Spray –painting.  First introduced to spray-painting when he sprayed his bicycle as a teen, he has since been making inroads to make a career of it.
Reserved, polite and a bit of mystery, Brentony is known amongst his peers as having a natural talent for what he does.  A big brother to his baby sister, Brentony enjoys socialising with his friends when not in the workshop. 


Dillon Stuart

Nineteen-year-old Dillon Stuart was nominated for the World Skills competition by his lecturer. The diligent NCV Electrical student says he was drawn to his course of study by an insatiable curiosity about “how things work” and his success so far has encouraged him to aim to complete an electrical engineering degree in the future.
As one might expect of the second-born of three brothers, Dillon loves physical and competitive actvities. Aside from being a regular at the gym, he also plays club level soccer for Bayhill United. Although this is the first time he has entered a competition of this nature, this shy but confident young man is hoping to give a good account of himself and to represent the College well.