Shkumbuzo Khoza is an EIT graduate from South Africa.
He first began his career in the engineering when he graduated from Evander College, studying his N2 through to his N6 certificate. This meant that he had successfully obtained a national technical certificate with special focus on electro-mechatronic engineering, certifying him as a millwright.
Shkumbuzo tried to get a millwright learnership but was unfortunately not successful in doing so. However, he vowed not to give up and would keep looking for avenues to develop his career.
He then succeeded in obtaining a learnership from the country’s energy parastatal Eskom. There, he became a plant controller and discovered his passion for the electrical engineering field. In 2009, he partook in a trade test where he was declared competent on his first try.
He was then hired by a company named MCB Switchboards where he dabbled in electric panel building and wiring. The job provided many learning opportunities for Shkumbuzo. He said
“I gained a lot of experience working from different companies such as Sasol, Vodacom, fertilizer and food industries - where I am today.”
In 2013, Shkumbuzo decided to get his wireman’s license. But, he wanted to continue advancing in his career. In 2016, he joined the Engineering Institute of Technology where he enrolled in our 52726WA - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering (Power Distribution).
“The course helped me understand most of the stuff that was happening in the world when it came to the electrical world of technology. I learned about high voltage and protection systems,” Shkumbuzo said. “I would like to say thank you to EIT for the powerful course that has helped me shine.”
Shkumbuzo hopes to continue his academic journey and pursue a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering to ensure that he keeps building on his already busy career.