Staff members of the Capricorn College for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) gathered on Friday to welcome a new deputy manager and at the same time bade farewell to a number of colleagues and interns.
Amos Thema, Deputy Principal Corporate Services, encouraged those leaving the institution for greener pastures to work very hard wherever they are going. “We taught you skills and knowledge which will enable you to deliver more than is expected by the employer so we encourage you to, wherever you are going, show them that you were hardworking during your time with Capricorn College and you will be representing us.
“To all outgoing interns note that you were here to transfer your theory to practical. We prepared you for the working world so go and work hard. Otherwise we wish you good luck to wherever you are going though it is not easy to depart with you as we were happily attached to each other,” Thema said.
To Ansie van der Westhuizen, Quality Assurance Officer who is retiring Thema said: “You are going to be your own boss. You did a good job in quality assurance including the development of college policies, and whenever we talk about policies you will always click in our minds.”
The college also welcomed Olivia Maphutha, Deputy Manager for Human Resource Management who reported to her office for the first time last Monday.
Maphutha hails from Ga Marishane where she completed her school career at Kgotswane Secondary School. She holds a National Diploma in Human Resouce Management from Tswane University of Technology. Her career
Her career started at St Ritas Hospital where she worked as personnel officer. From there she continued to ply her trade at Jane Furse Hospital, Lydenburg Hospital and later as Senior Human Resources Clerk at the South African Social Security Agency in Mopani district before joining the college.
Maphutha expressed her contentment at being appointed at Capricorn College for TVET. “I am prepared to work very hard for the development of this college. I am a friendly and accessible person who is also willing to listen to other people’s ideas because I believe in teamwork,” she said.