Ayanda Sweetness Mona is a woman who went through a series of serious struggles, battling to balance her heart feelings about the College and struggling to get an overrated famous matric certificate.
She studied Electrical Infrastructure at Ekurhuleni East TVET College, Kwa-Thema Campus in 2012. During the season of registrations at the Ekurhuleni East TVET College, Kwa-Thema campus, she was given a checklist of documents that outlines the process of registration. it was a scary but exciting moment for me as I had my doubts about the process and the College itself said Ayanda. in most cases students undergo this process alone without parents to hold their hands. Studying at Ekurhuleni East TVET College was Ayanda’s last resort after her 4th attempt trying to attain matric. During her first weeks of classes, her spirit was incredibly low because a part of her thought she was still going to do grades Ten and Eleven, which she has done, and she also felt that she is downgrading herself.
Miss Mona met with Mr Nedft a lecturer at her campus who motivated her about studying at the TVET College and thus she became dedicated to her work during the electronic engineering theory and practical’s. Ayanda’s major challenge was being introduced to a male-dominated trade, but she kept herself motivated, “I can do it.”
Her first year was a bit challenging, everything was new to her and she had to adjust to the environment at College. Ayanda’s final year which was level 4 had enormous pressure on the academic modules and pressure to complete the course, by then she was motivated and chose to be dedicated to her work. The College prepared her for a workplace through practical’s that she used to attend for Samsung Electronics Academy at the College.
The partnership between the College and Municipality on projects for electrifying low-cost houses during the school holidays also contribute to sharpening her skill.
Today Ayanda Sweetness Mona is a successful proud qualified Refrigerator Mechanic, a seed from Ekurhuleni East TVET College.