Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi will on Tuesday (April, 9) launch the Soshanguve Engineering School (SOS) of specialisation in Tshwane. The engineering school will be focusing on automotive.
The Gauteng department of Education has started to establish schools of specialisation that seeks to nurture talent in young people across key disciplines and develop the country’s future leaders.
The school are intended to respond to the skills shortage and unemployment crisis among the youth of the country. It is envisaged that the SOS would equip learners with the skills and knowledge to give them the best chance of success in life.
The GDE acknowledges that these objectives cannot be realised without industry and private partnership that will provide learners with workplace experience, learnerships, artisans and entrepreneurial skills.
MEC Lesufi says they are excited with partnership they have with BMW South Africa.
“BMW South Africa will handover one of its first model X3s car to Soshanguve Engineering School of Specialisation. It will assist learners with educational gain and BMW will also support the school with training service and material. We consider this a revolution and quality education which we advocate to it. Learners will benefit from this”, said Lesufi.