Division of Increased Schooling and Coaching Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, just lately visited CPUT to host a Meals Day Expo for the third Annual Heritage Profession Expo at Bellville campus.
The Expo was held below the theme: Unlocking the Wealth in Our Heritage and goals to show younger individuals within the submit education training and coaching sector to the heritage trade. The publicity was primarily centered at highschool learners and college students within the Technical and Vocational Schooling and Coaching (TVET) Schools and universities.
This programme is steered by Manamela, in partnership with 9 Sector Schooling and Coaching Authorities (SETAs): Meals and Drinks SETA, Providers SETA, Transport Schooling Coaching Authority, Tradition, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport SETA, Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA and Media, Info, and Communication Applied sciences SETA.
In his opening speech, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo mentioned: “We really feel particularly honoured to have been given the singular privilege of internet hosting the Meals Day model of those collection of occasions… It’s acceptable on condition that we boast the perfect Agri-food Know-how Station. ATS is properly nestled within the state-of-the-art advanced right here in Bellville. This features a pilot plant with 5 completely different processing areas: bakery, meat merchandise, extrusion and milling, chocolate and sugar confectionary, spray drying and warmth processing”.
Nhlapo mentioned the College’s ten-year plan is to construct a “One Good College” (OSU) and that the One Good CPUT is a assemble with two dimensions, smartness and oneness. “We’re a College of Know-how, and we experience a tradition of studying by doing (DNA). Our methods are centered on technological developments and improvements. We try to make a greater world by training, analysis, and technological innovation… Oneness, three Us: Ubunye, Ukungafani, Ubuntu. Thus, we ascribe to an African philosophy of “ukuhamba unxibe izihlangu zomnye umntu” to stroll in another person’s footwear.”
Talking on the occasion, Manamela mentioned there have been a number of issues they want to obtain with the idea of the Heritage Expo. “The primary is to teach our younger individuals in regards to the worth of heritage and expose them to an unlimited array of careers within the heritage sector.
“By way of the coaching and abilities growth alternatives offered by our SETAs, TVET faculties and universities of expertise, we additionally search to encourage and assist the younger individuals of our nation to take up entrepreneurial ventures within the heritage sector,” he mentioned.
The deputy minister added that they need younger individuals to grow to be “extremely profitable and globally aggressive entrepreneurs within the heritage sector”.
He mentioned the second goal was to dispel the parable that heritage was nearly expressing or celebrating languages, songs, dance or delicacies. “In different phrases, that heritage solely has performative worth.”
By way of the expos, the deputy minister needs to make younger individuals perceive that there’s far more to heritage and that heritage can be in regards to the creation and preservation of sustainable livelihoods and passing these on from one technology to the opposite.
“On this sense, heritage should give and maintain life. It is because of this that it’s important for our younger individuals to know the financial potential of the heritage financial system as a contributor to South Africa’s long-term financial development, and specifically its significance for the revitalisation of native economies, particularly after the devastating financial impression of the Covid-19 pandemic,” mentioned Manamela. The deputy minister additionally inspired the highschool learners to enroll at CPUT as soon as they move their matric.