The Fitting and Turning Centre of Specialisation launch took place at Wingfield Campus on 6 February 2019. The purpose of this gathering was to officially open the Centre of Specialisation and to welcome the first in-take of 32 Fitting and Turning apprentices.

The companies hosting the apprentices are: SA NAVY, SA METAL, PAARL MEDIA, TI-TAMED, USABCO, DAMEN, SENIOR FLEXONICS, FILMATIC and ENERMECH.

Victor Muhlberg (TETA) addressed the students and noted the importance of skills and acquiring a qualification is key to enter the market. “This is ground-breaking and a new chapter that you are writing for yourself – make it as fruitful as possible,” added Victor.

The collaborative effort by all stakeholders led us to this point, said Terine-Lott Cupido (Chairperson of the Reference Committee) who delivered the keynote address. Technology may have taken over, but we still need you (apprentices). “Nothing is impossible; until it’s done. So I challenge you to obtain a 100% pass rate,” added Terine.

Leon Beech, Northlink College CEO and Principal thanked all the companies for their commitment and for sharing our vision. He expressed how privileged the College’s students are to be part of Northlink and encouraged them to stay abreast of the evolving technology.

Furthermore, he could not contain himself in sharing how proud he is about Northlink College being ranked best College in SA.

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