TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) CONFERENCE
Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mr Mduduzi Manana during his keynote address at a Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
The Department of Higher Education and Training hosted the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Conference on 18 to 19 November 2014 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand. Conference’s theme “Together forging a vibrant Technical and Vocational Education and Training system in South Africa”
The conference was attended by Dr Blade Nzimande Minister of the Department of Higher Education and Training, Deputy Minister Mr Manana Comfort Mduduzi, officials of the Department and Principals and Deputy Principals of all TVET College Nationwide and two exhibitors per college.
The purpose of the Conference was to review the progress made over the past 5 years in the college subsystem, i.e. the status of TVET Colleges as well as to define actions and interventions required for the short, medium and long term towards the achievement of the 2030 vision espoused in the National Development Plan (NDP) and the White Paper on Post School and Training.
The conference took stock of where the TVET subsystem comes from, what has been achieved, but more importantly focus on concrete actions to transform the TVET college system into a vibrant sector which both develops human capacity and prepares students for the world of work in order to become economically active citizens. It is also important that the conference identified key interventions required by the TVET College subsystem with regard to:
- Institutional Capacity: Governance, Management and Lecturer Development;
- Funding mechanisms including student funding, aid for expansion and quality improvements;
- Programmes and Curriculum;
- Supporting completion and transition and
- Monitoring and evaluation as well as examinations and assessment.
During his keynote address Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, stated that “the DHET’s highest priority is to strengthen and expand the public TVET Colleges”. He also added that TVET Colleges must forge relationships between SETAs, Universities and industry. Deputy Minister Mr Manana Mduduzi held a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Motheo TVET College was nominated for categories: Best N6 Mathematics average above 50% student, Best student Mathematics average above 50% NC (V) level 4, Partnerships between various industries and SETAs and Excellence in ICT Innovation.
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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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