False Bay TVET College friends and family gather to celebrate its top achievers and graduates at the annual Awards and Diploma Ceremony held at Muizenberg Civic Centre 13 October 2022.
A total of 71 awards were presented to the top-performing students in each qualification programme offered at False Bay TVET College. The exiting level students received prizes generously sponsored by Cape Book and College Suppliers, Bidvest Waltons and Future Managers.
Over one hundred graduates crossed the stage in their diploma gowns, each successfully completing their 18 months of theory and 18 months of practical workplace experience.
Each year, one top-performing student is selected for a special award by the College Principal, Ms Karin Hendricks. The award is presented to the student who displays a constant pursuit of academic and personal excellence. This year’s recipient was Mogamat Yaseen Kannemeyer, NC(V), Information Technology Level 4 student was the proud recipient.
Mogamat Yaseen, a Fish Hoek Campus student achieved distinctions in all his subjects, tutors’ maths and in his free time, he volunteers with conservation and recycling projects and initiatives.
The first Awards and Graduation ceremony after the 2-year break due to Covid-19, College Principal, Ms Hendricks addressed the audience saying “We as the College have had to think differently about Education. But despite the changes and challenges, False Bay TVET College remains one of the top-performing colleges, because everything we do is directed to our student success. The College is very proud of the Work Integrated Learning Departments, despite the downward state of the economy, we achieved a 71% student placement rate, signed 62 new funding agreements, and signed 75 new host companies in 2021 to provide practical learning opportunities to our students. These are some of the College’s wins which should be celebrated alongside our top-performing students tonight.”
Following Ms Hendrick’s opening address, Ms Bahia Van der Merwe a young industrial psychologist who holds a master’s in industrial psychology. Ms Bahia shared her personal emotional battles and how she chose to overcome her challenges, by changing her outlook.
Entertainment was provided by the Colleges, Assistant Director for Student Support Services, and the College Choir. The event was live-streamed on Facebook and is available for all to view for many years to come.