False Bay College

Jeremy Schuster: Academic Head for Occupational Programmes

Mr Jeremy Schuster has been appointed the Academic Head: Occupational Programmes, and is responsible for the successful delivery of all occupational training programmes at the College.

 Schuster SmallerHe is a 28-year teaching veteran having previously been a Senior Lecturer and Quality Assurance Manager. Joining False Bay TVET College in 2013, Jeremy was appointed the Programme Head for Engineering and Related Design and was instrumental in the upgrading of the Westlake Campus training workshops to facilitate NC(V), Nated and CBMT programmes.

Jeremy has completed an apprenticeship in Diesel Mechanics, holds a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a National Higher Diploma in Technical Education. Jeremy has also received automotive engineering training in Mannheim and Stuttgart in Germany.

Widely regarded as an expert in the field of engineering, he was selected in 2010 to do a presentation in Stuttgart – the automotive manufacturing hub where Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are headquartered – for the Ministry of Finance and Economics on the training needs within the automotive technology sector.

Jeremy volunteers as a member of the World Skills Provincial Committee for the automotive skills area and was proud to witness a False Bay TVET College Automotive Body Repair student awarded a gold ranking at the National World Skills Competition recently.

Jeremy serves on the Department of Higher Education moderation committee as an examiner for Engineering Systems Level 2 and moderator for Applied Engineering Level 4.  He also serves as an external moderator for Umalusi as a quality assurer for Motor Trade Theory N2 and N3.

We wish Jeremy the very best in his challenging role and trust that he will enjoy the full support of colleagues.

Other News
: Mughammad Yacoob Damon will be the first False Bay TVET College student to represent South Africa at the International World Skills Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi this October. A confident and enthusiastic student, Damon’s selection automatically follows his gold award for Automotive Body Repair at the World Skills South Africa Competition held at the International Convention Centre in Durban from 14-17 February 2017.

The False Bay TVET College team acquitted itself extremely well with Hospitality student Mikyle Lakay taking the bronze medal in the Restaurant Services category.