SA’S TOP APPIES HEADING TO BRAZIL
THREE apprentices have been selected at the recent Automechanika Johannesburg to represent SA in the automotive categories of the 2015 World Skills championships in Saõ Paulo, Brazil, in August
All three apprentices had won regional events and then tough semi-finals which took place over three days at the 2014 SA Automotive Week when two finalists were selected for each discipline.
They were Ntebaleng Seema and Rabelani Malema (car painting), Bongani Nkosi and Thabiso Mohale (auto body repair), Willem Nel and Jason dos Santo Maraou (automotive technology). The finals prepared them for the gruelling World Skills Competition.
Greg du Preez, of ABS, a mentor in the auto body repair category with the winner Thabiso Mohale (left), an apprentice at Dent Doctor Randburg.
Stuart Parmenter, the technical manager of 3M, who was a mentor in the spraypainting category with Rabelani Malema (right).
Lee Da Sousa, support and operations manager at the Imperial Technical Training Academy, who was a mentor in the automotive technology category with winner Willem Botha (right).