On campus work experience

False Bay TVET College Welding and Electrical third-year students have enrolled in the Khayelitsha Youth Development Programme. 


Youth Development ProgrammeWorking closely with the campus Maintenance Officer, Mr Walker, the 25 students tackle campus maintenance projects with enthusiasm and professionalism. Through these hands-on projects, the students cultivate their learnt skills in job execution, workshop familiarisation, safety and troubleshooting. The students consult each other from project identification to ordering inventory, until a favourable outcome is achieved.

Lecturer Mr Khuliso Stanley Muthige, who has more than five years international industrial experience, is determined to help the students prepare for the world of work. Mr Muthige says, “I enjoy watching the students collaborate and put their learnt skills into practice. The students are stimulated and I can see that their confidence is growing, inspiring an entrepreneurial spirit.”

Projects to date include providing storage of personal protection equipment, which required the design, production and installation of the completed products. Thereafter, the students were commissioned to assist with the installation of a double outside gate to secure the welding and electrical faculties. Offering support to other departmental and programme challenges, the students participating in the Youth Development Programme are taking to each programme with greater confidence and leaving their mark.