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Electronic buffs pursue their dreams at Speciss PDF Print E-mail

A love for all things electronic has lead four aspiring professionals to pursue a career in this intriguing field.

Rocheney Ukama, Godknows Mabika, Andreas Paschalis and Melissa Mandaza have taken their passion for electronics further by enrolling for the City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering Certificate at Speciss Chitepo Campus.

Rocheney says that during her childhood she always relished the prospect of fixing faulty electronic household gadgets.

"At home I would repair the iron, change plugs and fix just about anything," she says.

After a recommendation by her family's electrician, Rocheney decided to pursue a career in a field she was already involved in formally.

"Our family electrician is really good at what he does, so when he recommended that I enrol for the City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering Certificate at Speciss, I took his word for it," says Rocheney.

She says that so far she has been impressed by the quality of her lecturers and the learning facilities at Speciss.

"Once I have completed my certificate I plan on getting some working experience and then returning to do my Diploma at Speciss," Rocheney says.

The City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering qualifications are divided into three levels which are Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma.

High voltage electrical equipment such as industrial machinery is covered under the Electrical component, while the Electronic component deals with low voltage electrical equipment such as computers and household electronic gadgets.

Once students have completed the certificate stage they will be in a position to do basic electrical installations such as wiring houses as well as servicing most electronic gadgets.

Godknows says that he has always been inclined towards practical vocations.

"I have always been good with my hands and I had a particular passion for electrical engineering," he says.
Godknows says that he chose the City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering qualification because it covers a wide range of topics in both electrics and electronics.

"This course teaches you how to fix many different kinds of gadgets," he says.

The ambitious Electrical and Electronics student plans to pursue studies in the field up to Masters level before venturing into a business where he can specialise in making his own electronic components.

Melissa says that the City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering qualification has allowed her to take a firm step towards her long held aspirations to establish a career in a technical field.

"I have always wanted to do a technical job where I get to wear a work suit," laughs Melissa.

Now working side by side with her male counterparts, Melissa encourages any women considering a career in electronics to go for it.

"It might be a bit tough at first but if you stay at it even those who had doubted your abilities at first will be convinced as you show your passion," she says.

Electricity is an integral part of everyday life.

Every organisation requires electricity to be able to function and this enables Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates to stand a greater chance of being employed or creating their own employment.

Andreas says that he chose the City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering qualification because it provides him with working opportunities across the world.

"This is a course that equips you to get a job almost anywhere in the world," he says.

Andreas goes on to say that he chose to study the course at Speciss because of the College's reputation for quality.

"Speciss is recognised as one of the few colleges to offer City & Guilds qualifications at a high level," says Andreas.

The College has been an Approved City & Guilds Centre for decades and students are assured of the high standards that come with such a status.

Should you aspire to work abroad, City & Guilds qualifications are recognised across the world and are respected by employers for their focus on developing practical skills.

The City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses are available at Speciss' Chitepo, Bulawayo Chitungwiza and Technical Campus.

To enter the course at Certificate level you need five O Level passes, including Maths and English.

If you have struggled with or don't have Maths, you can still take up the course, as the Certificate level has a module that covers basic O Level Maths. Remediation classes will be offered to those who are struggling with the subject.

The City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering qualifications are suitable for school leavers, those seeking a career in industry as well as professionals who are already in industry but seek to advance their careers.

All lecturers at Speciss are qualified, experienced and always on hand to assist students to achieve the best possible academic results.

During practical work students are guaranteed to use the same equipment that they are likely to work with in industry.

Start making your dreams of working in electronics a reality! Enroll for a City & Guilds Electrical and Electronic Engineering course at your nearest Speciss campus today.

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