The Ford Motor Company of South Africa has selected the College of Cape Town as worthy recipients of two Ford Ranger Double Cabs. The Vehicles were delivered to the College’s Athlone Campus on Tuesday, 5 September 2017.

On Tuesday, the Motor Mechanics students, lecturers and College Management waited in anticipation for the vehicles to arrive. The joy of receiving this donation was visible in the smiles and laughter as the vehicles drove onto the College of Cape Town’s premises.

The vehicles were donated to the College to assist previously disadvantaged students with skills development and training in the automotive sector. These vehicles will be used as part of the students’ practical training and will enable students to enter the workplace with experience in the latest technology. This experience is essential in increasing the marketability and employability of future artisans once they have completed their studies. The donation will enable our automotive students to acquire practical skills and knowledge to enhance the revised curriculum.

Louis van Niekerk, Principal of the College of Cape Town, said “We at the College would like to take this opportunity to thank Ford Motor Company of South Africa for partnering with the college and walking with the TVET sector to create even better learning opportunities and experience for our youth. Through valuable industry partnerships such as this, industry and TVET Colleges can collectively improve the educational levels and skills competencies for our students and staff, and greatly contribute to the scarce skills needs in the global labour market.”

For more information on the automotive training and trade testing opportunities available at the College of Cape Town, please contact Mr Rueben Mokotedi at tel. 021 637 9183.