The annual occurrence brings together the proud parents, academic staff, sponsors and students to celebrate the success of the top performing students in each qualification programme offered at False Bay TVET College. A total of 79 awards were presented and through the generous sponsorship of Cape Book and College Suppliers, prizes were given to exiting level students.
Each year, a special award is bestowed upon one top performing student, selected by the college CEO Principal, Mr Cassie Kruger. This year, it was awarded to Shakkilah McAvoy, Educare N4 student, who was also the recent recipient of the Provincial Public TVET Awards. The award is presented to the student who displays the constant pursuit of academic and personal excellence.
False Bay TVET College CEO Principal, Mr Cassie Kruger said in his opening statement “Through the on-going collaboration between the college and its valued stakeholders, False Bay TVET College has experienced a 12% increase in student numbers from 9224 in 2014 to 10356 in 2015. The College is also very proud of the Job Placement unit track record, who achieved an 81% placement rate in 2015 and a further 2575 NCV and Nated students participated in work based experience. These are college wins which should be celebrated alongside our top performing students tonight.”
Special guests in attendance included Lorenzo Davids, CEO at Community Chest South Africa, and Social Science graduate of the University of the Western Cape. Mr Davids shared his passion on profound leadership, encouraging guests to be more active in their communities.
Representatives from the College Council and key industry partners including the Western Cape Education Department, MerSeta, Transnet and NSFAS shared in the celebration too.
Keeping true to the spirit of a celebration, the False Bay TVET College student choirs entertained guests with their unique harmonies, inspiring merriment amongst guests.