uMfolozi students off to China
It was a day of jubilation at Esikhawini Campus as 10 students were inducted for their internship in China, on Wednesday 17 April 2019.
Speaking to the Marketing Team, Civil Engineering student, Sbonelo Ngema (26) said he was ecstatic about the opportunity to receive extensive training in China. “I’m truly grateful to uMfolozi, Construction CETA and all the relevant stakeholders for affording me this rare opportunity. There’s a lot I plan to do when I return home to South Africa which includes starting my own company and creating employment in the construction industry. I also want to improve my home so that even my children are raised in a better environment,” explained Ngema.
In his speech, Campus Manager, Khaya Zulu expressed his appreciation to China, Construction CETA, partners and College Project coordinators, Futhi Gumede and Melta Mthethwa for the opportunity. He encouraged students to remain disciplined and to be good ambassadors of the College and the country.
Speaking on behalf of Construction CETA, Thembinkosi Nkwanyana thanked the parents of the students for supporting them so that they can be part of the programme. “Pay attention and participate in learning so that you come back with skills and workplace experience. You need to come back and transfer skills to the youth of South Africa,” added Nkwanyana.
Preparing the students for China, Wendy Jacobs educated the students regarding the way of living in China and reiterated that this was a big opportunity for them. She went on to say that and attitude and behavior very important in this journey. The programme has been running since 2017 and the students will depart later this month to China.