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Festo takes part in WorldSkills competition

2nd Quarter 2019 News & events

Early this year students from South African Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, technical universities and engineering companies headed to Durban with a common goal – the National WorldSkills competition final. This was hosted by the Department of Higher Education through WorldSkills South Africa. Festo Didactic once again had the honour of assisting these young South Africans by sponsoring the Mechatronics and Water Technology Skill competitions with equipment which was used by students throughout the competition. The company also offered training and expertise for the Water Technology and Mechatronics Skill competitions.

Festo also exhibited at the event and provided training to participating students before the competition. Students from various institutions were hosted at Festo’s Johannesburg offices for a week and ongoing technical support was provided to all participants. This was to ensure that they were prepared and familiar with the equipment to be used.

Thabiso Matlou, a chemical plant operation student at Capricorn TVET College, won the Water Technology competition. Tebogo Shabangu and Thabang Modise from Sedibeng TVET College won the Mechatronics competition, which required teams of two participants. All three winners are currently undergoing training in preparation for the WorldSkills International Competition in Kazan where they will represent South Africa.

The rapidly changing technological world that we live in not only requires new and advanced equipment, but also highly skilled and competent operators. This is why Festo is invested in these young students. They are our future technology leaders and inventors.

For more information contact Kershia Beharie, Festo, 08600 FESTO (33786), kershia.beharie@festo.com, www.festo.co.za



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