VUT Science Park bids farewell to interns

VUT Science Park bids farewell to interns

VUTSGSTP Morentho Institute Interns with their CEO, Mr Isaac Makunyane

Selina Rapulane

On 28 February, the Vaal University of Technology Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUTSGSTP) bid farewell to 11 interns who were brought in by the Moretho Institute SA (MISA) last year.

The students have acquired related experiences in their fields of study and are more than ready to prove their skills in the world of work.

On their arrival, the interns – nine women and two men – were stationed in different departments, where they had to shadow mentors in order to gain job perspective.

Today VUTSGSTP is proud to call them part of the family based on their stamina and drive – there have been no issues of absenteeism, late arrival or not doing their work.

Bongani Mbele expressed sincere gratitude for this opportunity: “My heart is heavy that I have to say goodbye to my team and the entire precinct. I studied finance at Sedibeng College, in Sebokeng. I was stationed in the Public Relations Department where I met a dedicated team who gave me an awesome perspective on the world of work. The PR team involved me from events planning, working within a budget and delivering a successful event. I thank MISA and VUTSGSTP for this experience,” he said.

Athenkosi Pikoli, a design intern, said she would have loved to stay to learn more, as she feels that the precinct has more to offer her.

VUTSGSTP Management and mentors wish them well in their careers and as individuals. “We have taught and they have learnt. It’s now up to them to keep fighting for their piece of pie and make something of themselves. “I’d love to one day get a call from them telling me that they are now managers and directors and are making a difference in their communities,” said Dr Joe Molete: Executive Director at VUTSGSTP.

MISA is a fashion and furniture making training service provider based in the heart of Johannesburg. It is accredited by the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (Fp&M) seta to offer skills development learning programmes.

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