College Open Day surpasses expectations

False Bay TVET College hosted its most successful Open Day yet on 18 and 19 August 2017. Hosted across the College’s five campuses, the programme featured two days of exhibitions and activities for young and old.

A highlight this year was the Parent Seminar, coupled with free Learner Career Assessments, that was attended by more than 550 parents of high school-aged children on 19 August.

Ms Colleen Brennon, the Marketing Manager for False Bay TVET College says, “There’s a disconnect between the parent and child. Parents are looking for information to help guide their children to find the best-fit career path. The Parent Seminar was rolled out to help bridge the gap.”

Learners who attended the Open Day enjoyed opportunities to view the College’s top-class facilities, visit the exhibition stands, try a skill and interact with students and lecturers across various study fields.
Ms Thanya Parsraman of Crestway High School thanked the College for a productive Open Day. She says, “The learners are appreciative of the information exchange and it helped them shed light on the direction and careers they need to pursue.”

Attendance this year was up 7 percent on 2016, with 32 schools participating in the College Open Day. Pleasingly, there was an even bigger increase (46 percent) in the number of learners attending, with 1980 attending (compared to 1389 in 2016). With the attendance more than double that of 2015, perceptions of the value of the College Open Day are clearly growing among local schools and parents.

Recently honoured as the ‘Coolest TVET College in South Africa’ in the Sunday Times Next Generation Survey 2017, False Bay TVET College has experienced a surge in registrations in recent years. Last year, over 11300 students across full-time, part-time and distance learning study modes were registered, a 9% increase over 2015.

High school learners seeking an affordable education with a hands-on approach to experiential learning are urged to submit their applications early to ensure a place at False Bay TVET College in 2018.

More about False Bay TVET College
False Bay TVET College offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at five campuses across the Cape Town metropole.

One of the top-performing TVET colleges in the country, False Bay offers entry into career paths in Engineering, Business, Hospitality, Information Technology, Safety in Society, Education Studies, 2D Animation,

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False Bay TVET College is one of six TVET colleges serving the Western Cape – the others are Boland College, College of Cape Town, Northlink College, South Cape College and West Coast College.
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