Public FET colleges strive to provide high-quality education and training to help learners equip themselves with the qualifications and skills they need to begin their chosen career paths. Learners gain invaluable life skills to meet the many challenges of the working world with more than just a qualification on paper. Public FET colleges also work closely with players and stakeholders from various industries to help meet the demand for trained, skilled and qualified employees through customised education and training programmes.
The Ekurhuleni Business Development Academy (EBDA) is a unique training and small business development initiative that offers accredited and non-accredited qualifications in all engineering trades, metallurgy and minerals processing, safety, health and environment, generic management and adult basic education and training (ABET) up to NQF Level 1. EBDA has also recently been accredited as an FET College under the auspices of Ergo Mining (Pty) Ltd. In association with Westcol, EBDA now offers the Nated (N) subjects that are a prerequisite to write a trade test in South Africa. A Maths and Science Centre of Excellence has been set up offering maths and science upgrades up to N3 level, and extensive work is being done among the schools in the local communities to assist both students and educators with problematic areas of the curriculum. A nine-month-long New Venture Creation learnership is offered to suitable and stringently selected candidates, coupled with a two-year business incubation programme to provide the much-needed support and guidance. EBDA has also rolled out an Enterprise Club programme in local community schools. This programme is aimed at grade 10 learners who are exposed to the realities of the employment world and introduced to the concept of self-employment and entrepreneurship. Educational offerings Engineering Modular and unit-standard learnerships at all NQF levels: • Electrical • Fabrication (boilermaking, plating and welding) • Fitting and machining • Millwright • Rigging and ropesmen Motor mechanics • Diesel mechanics • Petrol mechanics FET college • N1-N2 in all engineering trades • N1-N3 in mathematics and engineering science Other • New venture creation • Construction skills (bricklaying, plastering, carpentry, plumbing, tiling and painting) • Health and safety training • Metallurgy and minerals processing • ABET levels 1-3 and NQF Level 1
The college is currently serving two district municipalities in the Eastern Cape namely Chris Hani and Joe Gqabi District municipalities. Ikhala Public FET College is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, and our Programmes are quality assured by Umalusi and SETA’s. Our Vision Ikhala Public TVET College, the first choice in vocational education and training Our Mission Provide quality vocational education and training responding to stakeholders needs Our values Nurturing the joy of learning through creating a stable and harmonious environment Honesty, transparency, flexibility, financial judiciousness and personal commitment to quality Respecting the rights, values and dignity of others in a democratic community which upholds a code of decency, honour and self-respect Socially responsive, responsible and accountable Harnessing innovative and critical thinking
Northlink College has achieved a great deal during the last ten years towards its post merger progression. As set out in its vision the management and staff are committed to the necessary transformation on all the different levels and terrains to be a leading provider of Education and Training Excellence. Some of the results were: Northlink is one of the Public FET Colleges with the highest number of Learnerships and skills learners in the country. In 2005 Northlink was the only College nationally that started to develop a total Quality Manage-ment System to emphasize our commitment to “Quality Educa¬tion” in our mission. The inauguration of a state-of-the-art SE facility at Parow Campus took place in 2006. During 2007 Northlink focused on the implementation of the National Certificate (Vocational) level 2 programmes and the recapitalisation process. A further significance of 2007 was the implementation of the FET Colleges Act with specific reference to the Transfer of Staff from the Western Cape Education Department to the College Council as the new employer. A sophisticated and well equipped Fitting and Machining Centre of Excellence at Wingfield Campus was inaugurated in 2008. The Bellville Campus development, with the financial support of the WCED, continues towards completion and will serve as a model of a typical FET facility located in a residential area with excellent training workshops and highly skilled lecturers. Northlink is the only Public FET College in South Africa that has its own International Language School, established in 2000.
Any person, young or old, who is interested in making a total career change, will find Motheo TVET College indispensable in most study fields, from basic to tertiary training, after which the candidate can continue studies at an institution of higher education. This vibrant college offers a wide variety of affordable options: Skills training for employment Entrepreneurial skills development for self-employment Completion or improvement of grade 12 Full-time day or part-time evening studies Short courses in many areas of interest A variety of pre-grade 12 programmes (including the National Further Education and Training certificate NQF Levels 2-4 and N3) Tertiary training (N4-N6) Bridging to a higher band of education (e.g. to a university or a technological university) The following fields of study are examples of the wide variety of skills training possibilities that are offered to the community by Motheo FET College: Art and Design National Certificate (Vocational) Clothing Production Educare Seta-accredited Hair Dressing and Beauty Technology Hospitality and Catering Services Engineering Grade 12 Business Studies Management programmes Most of these formal skills programmes are presented up to N6 level. After an N6 qualification has been successfully completed, with 18 months applicable practical experience, a national diploma can be obtained. One great advantage of the opportunities offered by Motheo TVET College is the fact that its programmes are affordable and that they are of relatively short duration. They vary from three months to one year per programme, within the framework of a national system based on external examination and moderation. They service the community of the Free State and other provinces, especially female learners, disabled persons, Africans, out-of-school youth and the unemployed.
In order to open the doors of learning and culture and contribute to economic growth, a new landscape for TVET colleges had to be shaped. Equity, redress, access and provision of quality education and training became the agenda for the TVET colleges. This led to the merger of the 152 colleges in South Africa into 50, a process that gave birth to Ehlanzeni TVET College. Ehlanzeni TVET College is a government institution with six campuses. These campuses include the former Nelspruit, Mapulaneng, Mthimba, Mlumati, Barberton and KaNyamazane Technical Colleges. Mthimba Campus specialises in primary agriculture, with a total enrolment of about 350 students. Principal's Message: Ehlanzeni Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) College adapted to the National paradigm shift in Education as promulgated by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande on 09 January 2014. The Honourable Minister pronounced the change of South African Colleges from Further Education and Training (FET) to TVET in view of articulating the differences between High Schools and Colleges. This has brought about a new portrait of the TVET Sector as Colleges are now geared to become ‘Institutions of first Choice’ rather than glorified High Schools registering learners who did not make it at Universities and Universities of Technology. Inclusive education The college has always catered to physically challenged students; these students attend the regular classes with the other students. Extended learning unit The college’s extended learning unit was started with the purpose of addressing occupationaltraining, whereas the rest of the college focuses on learnership skills programmes and partnerships.Various partnerships entail the dual development and delivery of high-quality programmes and services that are relevant and responsive to the needs of the specific client’s skills and training needs. The unit applied for funding from the National Skills Fund (NSF), which was approved. The funding will assist in learnerships, internships and skills programmes. Purpose The purpose of Ehlanzeni TVET College is to provide programme-based vocational and occupational training within the further education and training band in order to respond to the human resource, Mission In collaboration with its stakeholders, Ehlanzeni TVET College is committed to: • Unlocking lifelong learning opportunities • Producing responsible and economically active citizens • Offering responsive and flexible programmes • Optimal utilisation of resources economic and development needs of South Africa. Values In striving towards a positive, inviting and conducive teaching and learning environment marked by excellence, Ehlanzeni TVET College commits itself to the following values: • Equity and redress • Tolerance • Multilingualism • Openness and transparency • Confidentiality • Accountability • Consultation • Courtesy National Certificate (Vocational) The National Department of Education introduced the National Certificate (Vocational) at public TVET colleges in 2007. The NC (V) offers programmes of study in a variety of vocational fields. The programmes are intended to respond directly to the priority skill demands of the South African economy. The NC (V) is offered at levels 2, 3, and 4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The qualification is designed to provide both theory and practical experience in all vocational fields. The practical component of study may be offered in the workplace environment. Students have the opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study. There are currently 10 NC (V) programmes on offer: • Management • Information technology and communication • Primary agriculture • Hospitality • Finance, economics and accounting • Hospitality • Engineering and related design • Electrical infrastructure construction • Civil engineering and building construction Nated programmes on offer: • Management • Human resource management • Business management • Financial accounting • Public management • Public relations • Electrical engineering • Mechanical engineering • Civil engineering Skills programmes: • Automotive repairs and maintenance • Computer practice • Economic and legal environment • Entrepreneurship • Municipal administration • Communications management Job placement Internships The college placed 10 students who completed NCV Level 4 for a period of 12 months. The purpose of the internship is to allow students to practice what they studied in a real work situation. Workplace Based Experience (WBE) 120 Level 4 students were placed in different companies for 10 days to gain exposure at workplace. Students doing Primary Agriculture, Office Administration, Electrical Infrastructure Construction, Management and Engineering and Related Design were all placed in various companies. Permanent employment Student Support Services (SSS) facilitated permanent employment of students in companies. The companies approach the college for CVs and SSS provide relevant CVs which are kept at the college database. ISO status Ehlanzeni FET College is ISO 9001:2008 certified, which informs the quality of service delivery and courses offered by the college. Obtaining the Alpha accredition is not only viewed as something to boast about to external parties, but a real tool that enhances the quality of client service at Ehlanzeni FET College.
TNC is a public Further Education and Training (FET) college that comprises six campuses. These include Pretoria, Soshanguve South, Soshanguve North, Mamelodi, Temba and Rosslyn. In order to assist in alleviating skills shortages in South Africa, TNC is offering National Certificate (Vocational) programmes NQF Levels 2-4 in Engineering Studies. These include: Information Technology and Computer Science Engineering and Related Design Electrical Infrastructure Construction Civil Engineering Building Construction TNC also offers NQF Levels 2-4 in Business Studies programmes such as: Office Administration Marketing Management Finance, Economics and Accounting Management In Utility and Social Studies, the college offers the following programmes: Safety and Society Hospitality and Tourism TNC furthermore offers NQF 4-6 in: Financial Management Marketing Management Human Resource Management Clothing Production and Management Assistant Hospitality and Tourism The following NQF 1-6 Engineering Studies courses are being offered: Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Some of the skills-related courses that are offered include: Bakery and Confectionery Baking Hairdressing Cosmetology/Beauty Therapy Junior and Senior Certified Bookkeeper There are bursaries available but terms and conditions apply. Bursaries are only available for NQF 4-6 courses and National Certificate Vocational programmes.
The mandate of the National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE), as reflected in the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997, as amended), is reflected below: • Coordinate the regional provision of higher education • Ensure the coherent provision of higher education through programme collaboration with public higher education institutions operating in the Mpumalanga Province • Advise the Minister on matters relating to the coordination of the provision of higher education in the Mpumalanga Province • Perform any other duty that may be prescribed The NIHE operates as a public entity within the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, and derives its mandate from the Higher Education Act, as amended. Description of services The NIHE: Mpumalanga provides a number of higher education related services. The following are, among others, some of the services rendered by the institute: • Coordinate research projects that focus on higher education development in the province • Support the Mpumalanga Provincial Government Departments with training and development projects and/or programmes • The provision of non-academic support services at the recently established Teacher Education Campus in Siyabuswa • Provision of support to the New Universities Project Team • Provision of support to the Programmes Qualification Mix (PQM) teams on the development of the qualification programmes for the new university in Mpumalanga • Coordinate the provision of career-related guidance services to high school learners • Manage the higher education and training information management database Target markets • High schools in the province • The provincial government departments • Local government • Higher education and training sector • Business and industry • The general public
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is a tertiary institution in South Africa that aims to lead in innovative knowledge and quality technology education. Our mission is to produce top quality employable graduates who can make an impact to society by: adopting cutting edge technology and teaching methods; producing a scholarly environment conducive to learning and innovation and developing a curriculum that meets the needs of society in Africa and beyond. Facilities The campus is situated in Vanderbijlpark, Southern Gauteng. Three satellite campuses extend the services of the University, at Secunda, Kempton Park and Upington. An extension to the Vanderbijlpark campus is located in Sebokeng on the Educity Campus. The University boasts four academic faculties in the fields of: Management Sciences Engineering and Technology Applied and Computer Sciences Human Sciences The following Centres of Excellence extend services provided by the University by promoting innovation, technology transfer, entrepreneurship and community engagement, namely: Centre of Sustainable Livelihoods (CSL); Technology Transfer and Innovation (TTI); Iscor Innovation Centre; Tshumisano Technology Station and Institute of Chemical and Biotechnology (ICBT) and the Telkom Centre of Excellence focussing on alternative energy solutions. Partnerships Recently the University has signed memorandums of understanding with partners from the industry in order to improve the quality of education and poverty alleviation for communities in the region and beyond, namely: PAN MIXERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PMSA) The agreement was signed on 4 August 2011. This came into being as an extension of a small entrepreneurial brick-making project which was initiated by VUT and Afrisam in 2009. PMSA came on board as a willing partner to broaden the project beyond its original intent and to enter a full-scale brick-making project that can benefit the community as well as the VUT’s research effort. LAUNCH OF THE FRENCH SOUTH AFRICAN SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC CENTRE A unique partnership between the Vaal University of Technology, the French Ministry of Education and Schneider South Africa (Pty) Ltd. The purpose is to establish an interactive training sector that will provide training and skills in the area of electrical engineering, automation and maintenance to all sectors of our society. LAUNCH OF KHULA WEEKEND SCHOOL (KWS) A partnership between the Vaal University of Technology and Khula Weekend School and it is mainly sponsored by the De Beers Group. The aim of the partnership is to assist Gr 10-12 learners with Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, Economics, English and Life Sciences on Saturdays. The objective is to create a pool of learners with technical skills and also to prepare them for tertiary studies. A two-way top notch partnership ensures a top notch student intake as well as employment opportunities for graduates.
Training programmes and courses focusing on scarce skills industries is a priority and are accredited and quality assured either by universities, Education and Training Quality Assurance departments (ETQAs) of SETAs or by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). OLG is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution and as a private further education and training college and is also registered with the IEB to conduct ABET assessments. OLG is similarly accredited with the Council on Higher Education as well as with the national quality assurance authority, Umalusi, to offer accredited training programmes. OLG is a City & Guilds approved centre and is accredited by the ETDP SETA . OLG is divided into two main business units namely an academic unit and a logistics and operations unit. On the academic side OLG offers tailor-made courses and qualifications that are delivered to support and serve individual students as well as corporate and industrial clients. The five current focus areas are business, skills, risk, education and information technology and a variety of certificates, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate degrees are included in the available curriculum. Popular programmes often presented include Adult Basic Education Training (ABET) that has over 2 000 learners currently with an average attendance and a pass rate in excess of 80 percent, a Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate in Marketing, an FET Certificate in Wealth Management, a National Certificate in Logistics Management; Learnerships; a National Certificate in Wholesale and Retail Operations. Programmes can be customised to ensure that learners are able to apply new skills in the workplace. On the logistics side OLG presents training and contact sessions as well as graduations in locations across the country. Client needs are carefully assessed and a customised solution is carefully implemented and managed throughout the process. Training is currently offered by approved and accredited trainers and facilitators to learners in over 100 venues countrywide. The OLG methodology entails face-to-face delivery; continuous support and learner-paced programmes that are interactive and contextualised. Learner information is managed on an electronic management system that is web-based and allows monitoring of progress by staff, learners and/or managers/ stakeholders on a minute-by-minute basis. Classes are monitored by Project Managers who carry out site inspections to assess the attendance as well as the progress of each learner as part of the quality assurance process. Learner needs are carefully assessed and problems diagnosed especially when they are not meeting outcomes. Reports are provided to clients on a monthly basis that allows easy management of return on investment (ROI).
Boland College is one of six further education and training (FET) institutions in the Western Cape. The college’s head office is in Stellenbosch, and it has five campuses in Caledon, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Strand and Worcester. According to its mission, Boland College is committed to providing accredited, quality vocational and occupational education and training that is flexible, affordable and responsive to the social and economic needs of the Boland community. Educational offerings Boland College prides itself on offering a wide range of accredited training programmes. Full-time programmes: National N-Diploma: Business Management, Educare, Farming Management, Financial Management, Hospitality and Catering Services, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Secretarial Studies and Tourism. National Certificate (Vocational): Civil Engineering and Building Construction, Electrical Infrastructure Construction, Engineering and Related Design, Hospitality Studies, Information Technology and Computer Science, Marketing, Office Administration, Safety in Society and Tourism. National Technical Certificate: Building (Plumbing), Electrician, Motor and Diesel Mechanic and Welding. Other modes of delivery Apart from learnerships and tailor-made skills programmes, a variety of part-time programmes are also offered at all Boland College campuses, providing adult learners and employed people with the opportunity to obtain a formal qualification, further their studies or to do an enrichment course. Some of the flagship programmes are offered in partnership with other leading institutions, such as the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Key facts and figures Year established: 2001 Number of staff: 388 Number of registered students: 10 600 Qualifications offered: National Certificate, National Senior Certificate, National Diploma
Eastcape Midlands College (EMC) is paving the way for young professionals. The college has six campuses: four in Uitenhage, where the administrative head office is located, one in Graaf-Reinet and another in Grahamstown. Educational offerings and facilities EMC has recently expanded its training facilities and this will enable it to offer additional skills-training courses. All programmes offered have been developed to cater for the needs of local commerce and industry and provide opportunities for residents of the local communities. The college has achieved this in conjunction with the departments of Education and Labour. The college offers courses in the schools of business, engineering, art and social sciences and occupational training. Partnerships such as the Model of Synergy with the Technical Learning Academy (TLA), a training centre of Volkswagen Group SA and with the Office of the Premier (OTP), have been formed to ensure a high standard of training takes place. New Venture Creation training for SMMEs, E-learning and accredited Institute of Certified Bookkeepers programmes are some of the latest options for training at the occupational school. Target markets The college faces tough challenges in providing for both urban and rural communities in the Eastern Cape. It serves communities within the Nelson Mandela metropole, while also serving outlying rural areas. The challenges here involve different levels of education, logistical problems such as transport, as well as the different needs of businesses in the different areas, i.e. rural areas are likely to require agricultural skills, while the urban-area businesses are likely to require more commercial or industrial skills. The college tries to strike as much of a balance here as possible.
Lovedale Public TVET College is a public institution of learning. It offers vocational education programmes that are responsive to the needs of the community. Campuses are located in Alice, King William’s Town and Zwelitsha. Qualifications offered National Certificate (Vocational) Finance, Economics and Accounting Information Technology and Computer Science Management Office Administration Primary Agriculture Civil Engineering and Building Construction Electrical Infrastructure Engineering and Related Design National N4 – N6 Certificate (Nated/Report 191) Introductory N4 Certificate Business Management Financial Management Human Resources Management Management Assistant Farm Management Skills Programmes Civil (water and sanitation, upholstery and plumbing) Electrical (radio and TV repairs) Mechanical (motor and motor body repair/ panelbeating) Arts and Crafts (specialising in ceramics) Household Management and Crafts (needlework) Performing and Fine Arts Learnerships and Training International Computer Driver’s Licence Programme (ICDL) Target markets Pre- and post-matric learners, out of school youth.
Unisa, with its head office in Pretoria, has two regional facilities in Mpumalanga (Nelspruit and Middelburg), offering a comprehensive range of services to students in the region. Colleges Programmes are offered in seven colleges: Agriculture and Environmental Services Economic and Management Sciences Education Graduate Studies Human Sciences Law Science, Engineering and Technology Qualifications offered The qualifications offered by Unisa include certificates and national diplomas, and bachelor's honours, master's and doctoral degrees. Academic support for students in Mpumalanga Tutorial support through contact sessions, discussion groups, telephonic tutoring, video conferencing, independent study groups and satellite delivery Reading and writing centre specilising in individual consultations and workshops, and an online writing centre Computer lab Students are able to request books from the library at the main campus Examiniation centres across the region, where students can write exams Placing of students with companies for expriential learning towards their qualification Financial aid Access to study space and limited facilities are open from 08:00 to 16:00 for study purposes Access and Foundation Programmes include Science, Mathematics and Law for those needing to upgrade before entering a mainstream qualification Key facts and figures Year established: The new Unisa officially came into being through the merger of the former University of South Africa and Technikon SA, and the incorporation of the Vista University Distance Education Campus in 2004; however, the original Unisa dates back to 1873. No of registered students: 287 142.
King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) TVET College is empowered by the Further Education and Training College Act (No 16 of 2006) and guided by the National and Provincial TVET Policy Framework. It is committed to addressing education and training needs by particularly addressing the national and provincial priorities, which consolidates and supports initiatives such as the National Skills Development Strategy, Accelerated Shared Growth Initiative in South Africa, Joint Initiative in Priority Skills in South Africa and the Provincial Growth and Development Strategy. KSD TVET College is a public institution and is one of the fifty public TVET colleges of South Africa and is also one of the eight colleges of the Eastern Cape. KSD TVET College was founded by the Department of Education in line with the FET ACT No 98 of 1998 in April 2002 King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in the small city of umthatha, commonly known for being the home town of uPresident Mandela. Our campus has delightful views of the surrounding mountainous area and is bountiful, with life. like they say if you ask for it you can get it, Umthatha boasts a well developed community which is busting full of economic pride. Read special news features and view opportunities to partner with the College, below. Connect with us to see our full contact details.
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