Northlink Principal and his daughter – Influencing the minds of young lives for a better tomorrow

For more than 15 years Northlink TVET College has been shaping student’s minds and preparing them for employability through education and training. This however could only have been done with the help and guidance the staff at Northlink TVET College with its strong and innovative leader, Leon Beech, the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Northlink TVET College. From his humble beginnings as workshop sweeper to a lecturer to being awarded the Unitech Award for best CEO, he has help build and expand the TVET sector to what it is in South Africa today. In doing so, he has afforded many students the opportunity to further their careers; become skilled and qualified corporate citizens, and grow their own education and lives with the help of the College.

But the apple, by the looks of it, does not fall far from the tree…

Michaela Beech, a Settlers High School Alumnus and daughter of the award winning Leon Beech, has been awarded her National Diploma in Educare at Northlink TVET College at its recent Graduation Ceremony held at GrandWest Arena. She along with nearly 1700 other students graduated at the prestigious event in June 2018.
She has been touching and influencing the lives of the youth and helping young minds to grow since her appointment at Curro Sitari in Somerset West. She is currently part of their Foundation Phase and is looking to continue being part of the Curro family for the foreseeable future.

After completing her B.Ed (Foundation Phase) at UNISA in 2019, Michaela has the intention to complete her Honours and Master’s Degree.

To have completed three years of studies, and that with five distinctions, is no small feat and this is just testimony of her hard word in order to achieve her goals and is a mirror of her passion to prepare and grow young minds for the future.