Skills and experience from Working on Fire will assist me in my new job
Working on Fire is a stepping stone for young people to get skills to pursue greener pastures.
These are the words of a 28 year old Sipho Goni who was a fire fighter in Ugie from 2011 till January 2016. Goni said that 2016 came as a blessing to him as he just got a job as a dispatcher at PG Bison a week ago.
“I matriculated in 2006 and then went to do Tourism for a year in Cape Town and after that I struggled to get a proper job,” explained Goni.
He said life has not been easy but being positive has kept him going even in hard times. “I always wished to get a better job that would assist me financially to support my child as well as my family members,” he explained
He said that in 2011 he was recruited as a fire fighter in Ugie team and he was so happy to get a proper job.
“I worked very hard all the times and made sure that I get as many skills as I can so this year I got a job as a dispatcher and it’s all thanks to WoF,” he continued with a smile.
He said that the experience he got at WoF will come in handy at his new job.
“I also want to thank my regional manager Ongezwa Nonjiji and my teammates for the support they gave me since I joined WoF, and I would like to advice all fire fighters to stay positive and motivated,” he finalised.