From Left :Tebogo Mochosho,Amund Weeber and Tian Potgieter.
Often the people that make the greatest impact on progress are not national leaders, but brilliant men and women of ideas. It is said that many people had no idea that the first notion of the sun’s energy to create power was conceived in 1876, When W.G Adams and R day discovered that a small amount of electricity was formed when selenium cell was visible to the sunlight . The cells were hardly effective, but it was proven that light could be converted into energy.
Three of our Level 2 student at goldfields tvet college, they have also proven to us that, Nowadays solar energy is developing and increasing as technology and science frequently emerging and more people are now getting aware of the positive result that solar energy has on their lives and environment. These student have created a solar Panel Charger which uses recycled material and the sun’s UV rays as a power source. The Solar Panel has 31 warts and 12 voltages and therefore has the capacity to charge two to five cell phones at once and power a radio and connect to the stations free of charge. These innovations were motivated by load shedding, the rate of electricity bill and the need for students to charge their cell phones whilst at campus. These panels reduce climate change and independency on fossil fuels.
Our student’s show that through hard work and dedication more can be achieved their commitment proves that there is more to be expected from them and other fellow students at Goldfields Tvet College. We can’t wait to see what they will be displaying during science expo week next month.
When Mr. Anthony Time matriculated back in 1983, his father told him that he could not afford to take both him and his brother to institutions of higher learning; instead Mr. Time was left with no option but to pursue a career as a technician at a well-known government parastatal. After 25 years of service, he decided to terminate his service with his employer hoping to make a huge success as an entrepreneur within property development services, which eventually did not work in his favour.
Being a naturally tenacious and spirited individual, Time did not let the life challenges deter him to keep moving forward and lingering on hope. Instead, he sought for another employment at a private company and served between 2008 and 2010. For latter two years before making a decision to come to Goldfields TVET College and study NC(V) Civil Engineering and Building Construction; Time struggled to make ends meet and ventured into another entrepreneurial efforts that he operated in his home premises; assisted by his wife and children, but that too did not work out well in the end.
2013 was a turning point for Mr. Time as he boldly utters, he enrolled for a programme at the College where he was encouraged by Tosa Campus Lecturing Personnel to pursue his dreams. He is swift to acknowledge that becoming a full time student at the age of 46 was not an easy task since that was coupled with juggling his studies and having to labour during the weekends so that he can be able to provide for his family too. Despite the challenges he was bombarded with, Time is proud of completing his studies on record time and now at the age of 50 studying towards a National Diploma in Building Construction at Central University of Technology.
Time has received numerous academic awards and certificates for excellence, in addition, he was a top achiever for NCV level 2 to 4 in Civil Engineering and Building Construction for 3 consecutive years. The College is very pleased to constantly service and render quality education and training to all its stakeholders young and old; and binds itself in continuing to educate the students at the full development of human disposition, instilling sense of dignity by bestowing necessary skills to enable all our students to enjoy and appreciate human existence, and participate in the future economic development. The College wishes Mr. Anthony Time the best of luck in all his future endeavours.