Forging partnerships with RBCT

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Richards Bay Coal Terminal warmly welcomed 15 students from the College for a 2-year internship programme, last week. Five were from Electrical, 3 Mechanical, 4 Finance and 3 from Human Resources. The students consisted of mostly female and the commencement of their internship will be on 1 April.

According to the College Work Placement Officer Angel Ngwenya, it’s an honour to have such a great partnership. “We’re excited about the partnership as our students will receive practical training at such a big and well developed company. We look forward to maintain this partnership and for more students to benefit from it,” added Ngwenya.

Ngwenya went on to thank RBCT for their reception and for stating that the students will receive full responsibility in their area of expertise and the same benefits as other members of staff. RBCT previously absorbed 4 disabled students for an internship and some of them are now employed permanently.

Speaking to the Marketing Department, Assistant Director Curriculum, Phindile Nsibande said that to see big companies absorb our students speaks volumes about the quality education offered by uMfolozi and said, “We look forward to witnessing more big companies absorb our students and to establish more partnerships. We also pride ourselves in those students that have secured permanent employment during their internships.”