Northlink TVET College recently held its first Spring Market Day to showcase what the college students have made and can make with the education and training that they receive at the College. This all in support of showcasing the TVET College sector as a hub for skills artisanal training in the country.
With the support of the campus management and the lecturing staff of the College the campuses brought their product from paper into being. These products included faux alarm systems and wooden tables and chairs (done by our electrical and civil engineering students), braai’s and fire places (done by the boilermaking students) and even candle holders (cut with the help of our fitting and turning students) to name a few.
“We know that the education and training that the College offers is of high standards and can be used to not only sustain students in the future but also help spark a spirit of entrepreneurship in the students mind and in doing so become more independent and improve on the skills shortage in the country,” said René Bonzet, HoD: Communications Marketing and Advancement and Spring Market Day Organizer.
These artisan crafted products also were supported by the other business and generic study campuses that baked, cut, curled and designed various services and other products that the over 300 guests could enjoy.
“The College is looking at hosting this event in 2016 and looking to improve on all the aspects to make it an even better event,” added René Bonzet
All the products that the campuses made were great hits with the public to such an extent that even some of the stock that the campuses brought to be sold were sold out.
The automotive repair and spray painting students from the Northlink TVET College Bellville Campus also added some excitement to the day with the TATA Bakkie that they repaired that came up for auction that ended off the day.