TVET COLLEGES MUST PLAY BIGGER ROLE
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mr Mduduzi Manana, declared the month of August as “Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET” month. This is driven by the target set from the National Department of Higher Education and Training towards achieving the National Development Plan of producing 19 999 competent artisan candidates by 31 March 2015.
Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana on Thursday 21 August 2014 officially celebrated the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) month at Motheo TVET College, Hillside View Campus.
During his keynote address Minister Manana said August was meant to also encourage out-of-school students and the unemployed wishing to acquire new skills to make use of the TVET colleges to empower themselves. The launch, attended by the officials from colleges around the province as well as provincial education department heads, heard from Deputy Minister that is was about time the TVET Colleges take their rightful place in the family of higher learning institutions in the country. “We are today saying TVET Colleges are here to service the people in their neighborhoods, hence we need to upscale the role played by these colleges. It speaks to our drive for radical socio-economic transformation of our society, and it is more relevant that this launch takes place during Women’s Month.” Deputy Minister Manana said it is about time that TVET Colleges enter into partnerships with universities near them so that there is a smooth transition from college to universities by students. TVET Colleges are there to assist in increasing skills, ensuring capacity building, increasing the number of students entering the labour market and imparting knowledge on curriculum specifically designed to address local skills shortage challenges. Motheo TVET College Chairperson Mr Fezile Wetes said the institution was humble by being chosen to host the very first launch and celebration of the annual TVET month.
The National Department of Higher Education and Training’s highest priority is to strengthen and expand the public TVET colleges and turn them into attractive institutions of choice for school leavers. FET colleges will now be known as TVET colleges.
MOTHEO FET AWARD CEREMONY
Congratulations to all our Certificate and Diploma receivers!
You are hereby invited to an Academic Award Ceremony that is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: 29 August 2014
Venue: UFS South Campus (Vista University)
Time: 09:00 am
All students who did not receive their Diploma and Certificates in the previous Graduation Ceremony are also invited.
Reservations are made for invited guests, relatives and students.
Enquiries: Mrs Selloane Lekgetho, Central Office, 051 406 9396
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Motheo FET College, situated in Bloemfontein, offers a wide variety of affordable training options for a student with any of the following aims: skills training for employment, entrepreneurial skills development for self-employment, full time day or evening studies, short courses in many areas of interest, a variety of pre Grade 12 programmes e.g. N1 – N3 Engineering, NQF Levels 2 – 4 (National Certificate Vocational) as well as tertiary training N4 – N6. Any person, young or old, who is interested in making a total career change, will find Motheo FET College indispensable in most study fields, from basic to tertiary training.
Training is presented at the three campuses: Bloemfontein (Business and Utility Studies), Hillside View (Engineering Studies) and Thaba’Nchu (Engineering and Business Studies) The community is served at the Rural Campuses in Botshabelo, Zastron and Koffiefontein.
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051 406 9300
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051 411 2000
Hillside View Campus
051 409 3300
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