Port Elizabeth- Coega Development Corporation (CDC) visited Port Elizabeth Dower College to handover four driving simulators and mark the beginning of a partnership between the CDC and the college in Bethelsdorp on Thursday.
The partnership comes after the Dower College approached the CDC to request assistance to enhance the skills of their students and increase the employability of their graduates.
Coega simulator Demonstrator Alister Uren, said the simulators were going to be used to assist the learner drivers by teaching them “all the elements of driving” and ensure that they gain confidence in driving. Uren added that the simulators will be used to “instil K53” as many people know how to drive but not many people observe and follow the rules of the road.
The simulators will be made available to students that have obtained their learners licences, after that they will go through the various simulator elements such as 3-point-parking, early docking and an assessment will be conducting to ensure that the learner is ready for the road.
The presentation of the simulators coincided with the Safety in Society Passing Out Parade in conjunction with the South African Police Service which was held later that day at the campus.