Perhaps the ultimate strength of our communities in the future and presently rests on that percentage of our youth that will choose to have further education. They do this to pursue their goals and to bring home the bread needed for daily living.
So in the greater scheme of things an Open Day is that big info booth that leads to economic development. How great then that Paarl campus hosted a very successful Open Day. A day that brought over 800 learners from various schools within the Paarl, Wellington and Franschoek areas.
As the learners flocked toward the hall they were greeted by an entertainment gazebo on a grass patch that played the Boland College anthem composed and sound engineered by our very own N6 Marketing students. That alone created much excitement and anticipation for what was to still come. When entering the hall initially Mr. Hartman (the campus manager) welcomed the learners and encouraged them to ask as many question as possible. Granted the learners did just that!
They asked their questions and thereafter were led by the SRC representatives to the construction site and the Hospitality and Catering kitchens on campus. Both areas were conducting their practicals and this allowed learners to see the work involved in construction and also in Hospitality.
The day was filled with excitement. Yet more importantly the day gave to the learners the opportunity to access valuable information which will assist them to decide on a course that will best align to the path of their dreams. The campus as a whole was glad to assist in making that important decision. We truly became practitioners of “Education in Action”.