Bergvlam student Mandy Mhlongo proud provincial winner of the NTCE Public Speaking Competition

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Marina Swart en Mandy Mhlongo
Marina Swart en Mandy Mhlongo

National Tourism Career Expo (NTCE) is a platform initiated by the National Department of Tourism in partnership with CATHSSETA and DESTEA as a hosting province.

This platform is meant to expose learners to Tourism career opportunities. Therefore a public speaking competition with the theme: Tourism Alive with Opportunities with the objectives to strengthen and sharpen the communication skills of learners whist improving their research capabilities which is what is needed in the tourism industry.

Public Speaking is one of the side events during the NTCE with focus being on grade 11-Tourism learners.

Mandy had to prepare a 1 minute speech and present it at Lowveld High, after that a 3 minute question session followed. Mandy won 1ste place to represent Ehlanzeni in Belfast and won 1ste place. She will represent Mpumalanga at nationals on Friday 29 September 2017 at the Sand Du Plessis Theatre (Free State Room) in Bloemfontein.