Ihsaan is a former apprentice who works as a systems developer at Plum Operating Systems. He believes his apprenticeship helped him gain valuable knowledge about the working world. “It helped me develop my soft skills, teaching me how to deal with people in a work-related environment.”
Ihsaan hopes to own his own gaming and technology studio in the future.
Lee-Anne is a 2nd year hospitality student at the International Hotel School and is completing an apprenticeship as part of her studies. She believes becoming an apprentice has provided her with an opportunity to learn about her likes and dislikes in her field of work - “the books can’t give you the answers”, says Lee-Anne.
She says: “An apprenticeship shows you the real situations that happen in real life and how to deal with them.”
Mihle Mvelakubi pursued bricklaying apprenticeship by studying a Building and Civil Engineering National Certificate at Northlink College in the Western Cape. He has already achieved great success during his studies, having represented South Africa at the biennial World Skills International Competition in Abu Dhabi in 2017, which saw 13000 competitors from across the globe compete against each other across a range of vocational occupations.