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Thursday, 18 November 2021

CPUT to host WorkSkills Competition

SKILLED: CPUT will be hosting the WorldSkills competition. SKILLED: CPUT will be hosting the WorldSkills competition.

The Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Department in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment will be hosting the provincial leg of the WorldSkills competition on November 26. 

WorldSkills competitions are considered the gold standard of skills excellence. They inspire young competitors to reach new heights, helping them turn their passion into a profession. 

CPUT students impressed during the in-house round of the competition on November 12. 

Four skills will be tested on November 26 during the provincial leg, which will be held at SARETEC on the Bellville campus. 

One team of two students will be competing in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling, two teams of two students in Mobile Robotics, two teams of two students in Mechatronics while one team of four students will show their skills in Renewable Energy. 

"Teams are trained by CPUT staff members and sponsors of different skills in preparing the students for competitions," said lecturer, Vuyani Moni.

He said CPUT was approached by the Department of Higher Education and Training to participate in higher-order skills in the World Skills Competition as it is now open even to universities.

CPUT started organising teams in mid-October 2021 to prepare for local and provincial competitions.

Mike Mashinini, WorldSkills South Africa: Technical Delegate will deliver a keynote address on the objectives of the World Skills Competition, and how partnering with CPUT will enable them to reach more young professionals. 

Event participants will receive an in-depth insight and will be able to interact with the World Skills Competition competitors and experts during this opportunity. 

The 2022 World Skills Competition theme is New Youth, New Skills, New Dream.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za