Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev) donated a battery operated forklift to the automotive and auto-electrical department of Northlink College Bellville Campus during November 2012 that will be used in the practical training of the automotive and auto-electrical department of the College.
This is the second forklift that PenBev has donated to Northlink College Bellville Campus, the first one being a diesel powered forklift that the diesel mechanic students use for practical training. With its extra battery and charger, this forklift will take Northlink’s training to a new level and reaffirms that the College provides quality education and training for students and industry.
Says Andre du Toit, Fleet Manager of PenBev: “We are proud for the bit that we can contribute to the development of skills in our country by donating this forklift to Northlink College’s automotive skills department.”
The Bellville Campus of Northlink College is known for its skills courses in the automotive trade which include Autotronics, Diesel Mechanics, Automotive Mechanics, Panel beating and Spray-painting as well as welding and boilermaking.
Says Kirk Randall, Northlink College Bellville Campus Manager: “With this donation we will be able to broaden the training that we provide for the students and equip them with the knowledge of the mechanical structure and workings of forklifts that they wil be working with in the industry after their studies.”
This donation forms part of Peninsula Beverage Company’s “Live for a difference” campaign. This campaign that is built on the following values: Not to harm the environment, making a difference in the lives of people, invest in previously disadvantage communities and help to lessen the skills shortage in our country. Therefore this donation will be contributing to lessen the skills shortage in South Africa as skills withinn the Motor Mechanic and Auto Electrical Department of the College will be developed.
The College is looking forward to start training students and artisans on this forklift that will enable them to go into the field with the knowledge that they have gained at Northlink through the help of this donation