An Ekurhuleni East College student, Nhlanhla Sigentsu from Kwa-Thema, has showcased her baking skills nationally at the 47th WorldSkills International Competition.
Expressing delight and honour, Monique Sibande, the head of the Department of Creative and Social Services, commended Sigentsu’s hard work and dedication, noting that she exemplifies the college’s commitment to equipping students with valuable skills.
Having emerged as the top student in the province, Sigentsu will participate in the national WorldSkills South Africa (WSSA) competition in Durban in February next year. Sibande emphasised the importance of Sigentsu’s journey, anticipating that it would provide her with valuable skills for her future career, expressing confidence that she might open a bakery post-competition.
Sigentsu herself, while overwhelmed by her unexpected advancement, expressed gratitude for the significant opportunity. Sibande highlighted the global significance of the WorldSkills Competition, highlighting its role in advancing the skills of young people worldwide, with a focus on vocational skills.
As a representative of the TVET sector, Sibande stressed that vocational education is a key aspect of the competition, aligning with the college’s dedication to preparing students for meaningful contributions to their lives and communities. The WorldSkills Competition aims to underscore the importance of professional education as a tool for socio-economic transformation, empowering young individuals to impact their lives and communities positively.
Picture: Facebook / Nhlanhla Sigentsu
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