DONATION RECIPIENT: EMC Principal, Mr Van Heerden, with two of the bakkies.
Eastcape Midlands TVET College (EMC) was fortunate to have received a donation, from Ford Motor Company, of two brand new Ford Ranger 2.2 Diesel bakkies.
This follows a previous donation of around three years ago when Ford donated a left-hand drive. The latest donation came at the right time, as EMC is currently establishing their motor mechanic workshop as a diesel training centre, linked to ‘Operation Phakisa’. Operation Phakisa was launched in 2014 by the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Department of South Africa.
This programme aids in the implementation of the National Development Plan. It was created with the ultimate goal of boosting economic growth and job creation in South Africa. This environment requires specifically diesel mechanics, amongst others.
“Although the bakkies are roadworthy, the College is not permitted to use or register them on our public roads as their sole purpose is for the training of our apprentices,” Mr Klasie Claassen, Registrar: Institutional Development, who secured the donation, said.
This donation is hugely appreciated by EMC, as it means that there is now opportunity for the advancement of the Diesel Mechanic programme. As these bakkies come with the latest motor technology, the students of EMC will have access to the most advanced diesel mechanic technology.
Issued by the Eastcape Midlands College