Boland College (BC) once again showed class and style at the annual Graduation Ceremony held at the Worcester Campus. This year, due to the number of qualifying students, it was decided to host two separate sessions. No less than 500 excited students attended the first session and the hall was packed to the rafters with proud parents, friends and family members. The second session saw almost 700 students in attendance – a magnificent sight, especially when viewed from the stage.
This annual event is held in high regard by the Boland Community as BC services the entire region and has numerous international students, especially from neighbouring countries. The College offers vocational national certificates, as well as post matric national certificates and diplomas in a broad field of disciplines from business and financial management to engineering, social sciences and hospitality and tourism.
As a Further Education and Training (FET) College, BC prides itself in developing individuals who are considerably more prepared for the workforce than the average high school graduate.
In expressing her pride in what the graduates had accomplished, a beaming Ms Corrie Myburgh, BC’s Principal, said: “It is the candidates who successfully completed these programmes whom we honour and doff our caps to today for their hard work, diligence and determination to further their studies.”
One of the day’s highlights included motivational speeches by celebrity guest speaker and radio personality Ivor Price, who urged students to dream bigger and strive towards excellence.
The ceremony ended with the presentation of the prestigious Top Achiever Awards. These awards honour those students who excelled in their respective study fields and we are proud to announce that Sune Bergh (Management Assistant: N6) was not only the best Management Assistant student at BC, but she was also honoured as the best Management Assistant student at the FET Achiever Awards ceremony. What a magnificent achievement!