Learners uncovered to CPUT tutorial programmes

The CPUT Convocation has collaborated with Engen to encourage underprivileged learners to change into the longer term economical workforce and to allow upliftment within the communities they arrive from.

The 2 establishments not too long ago hosted a well-attended Profession Day at Manzomthombo Secondary Faculty in Emfuleni for the college’s matric learners and its neighbouring colleges. Government member of the Convocation, Andiswa Mrasi, stated that because the Convocation they’ve a significant function to play in guaranteeing the college attracts strategic companions by way of their exterior networks.  

“And as such, we met with Engen to ascertain areas of potential collaborations, which included the profession days as they’ve maths and science centres throughout the nation. The aim is to show the highschool learners enrolled of their maths and science centres to the assorted tutorial programmes supplied by CPUT and share potential profession fields,” Mrasi stated.

She stated their important goal was to see excessive tutorial performing college students selecting CPUT as their most well-liked establishment of upper schooling, “of specific curiosity is the truth that the highschool learners enrolled within the Engen centres specialize in maths and science”. “Moreover, they’re assured full funding in the direction of a tertiary qualification of their alternative publish matric.”

Addressing the learners, Convocation president, Saziso Matiwane stated the learners needs to be conscious that pupil life at college comes with challenges and they need to be ready to sort out these challenges with assist from the college. “Sure, life at varsity comes with freedom however that freedom comes with accountability. You will need to keep targeted and know your targets. I need you to pay attention to these challenges. Our objective right here is to encourage you and you should know that there isn’t a distinction between us and also you. Your background shouldn’t decide your future.”

He additionally inspired learners to acquire good marks and pursue their research to the PhD stage.

“You might want to have PhD, in the event you don’t have PhD, you’re a drop-out.”

Matiwane additionally urged the scholars to use on time to safe locations on the college of their alternative.

Engen Nationwide CSR Supervisor, Adhila Hamdulay, stated the profession steering classes have been a fantastic success judging by the interplay and the turnout was 100% attendance by all learners.   Hamdulay stated Engen was trying ahead to future collaborations to encourage the underprivileged learners to change into the longer term economical workforce. She stated the Engen Maths and Science Faculties have seen constant achievements of graduates with year-on-year improved common cross charges over the previous years. Nonetheless, with the Covid pandemic persevering with into 2022, the learners have been nonetheless challenged in some ways, “particularly our underprivileged learners”.

Hamdulay stated Engen believed in collaboration and values the partnership they’ve with the Division of Training, Division of Transport and different stakeholders to make sure Engen continues to align and enhance the programme.  “Our assertion of objective reads that ‘Engen is obsessed with progress and enriching lives for a sustainable future’, and subsequently, its funding in schooling, to empower and help underprivileged learners to succeed in their full potential, is one in all Company Social Duty’s key focus areas.”  Addressing the learners, she stated: “We wish to encourage all of you right here as we speak, to be the most effective model of yourselves and to wholeheartedly pursue your goals. Work exhausting, persevere, keep targeted and attain for the celebrities.”

Mrasi added: “Actually, one could be something in life in the event that they put within the work, self-discipline and have sensible targets. I can not wait to rejoice with them on their CPUT commencement within the close to future.”