Provincial strategy unpacked at Principals' Breakfast

False Bay TVET College hosted a Principals’ Breakfast at their Central Office, Conference Centre in Muizenberg.

An annual occurrence, this event brings together principals, life-orientation teachers and district managers of schools in the Cape Town Metropole. With an estimated 80 guests in attendance, the event was geared towards strengthening college-school relationships and sharing valuable education and training information and trends.

“Game Changers and the Top 100 Occupations in High Demand” was the topic delivered by Dr Florus PJ Prinsloo, who has since 2004, been involved with skills-development at a provincial level and who is currently a Technical Advisor on TVET in the Department of Premier in the Western Cape Government.

His presentation looked at key areas within the Game Changers Strategy, namely: Skills, Energy, Security, Broadband, eLearning, After schools, Better Living Model and Alcohol harms reduction. He highlighted the Provinces’ ambitious intervention plan, aimed at tackling and leveraging the best possible outcomes to bolster economic growth, job creation and social inclusion.

An ambassador for life-long learning, Dr Prinsloo advocates the principle: “You learn, by doing”.

The 2015 the Department of Higher Education and Training published the list of the top 100 Occupations in High Demand which lists occupations with strong employment growth, and which responds to skills shortages in the labour market. These occupations are located in the following sectors: Agricultural, Forestry, Craft and Related Trades Workers, Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers. Many of the training programmes offered at the 50 TVET Colleges throughout South Africa are aligned to these sectors.

Closing the breakfast, Mr Cassie Kruger, False Bay TVET College CEO and Principal announced that False Bay TVET College would award two college bursaries to each school in the college’s geographical foot print, aimed at students from the “missing middle“ band.

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. It is one of six TVET colleges serving the Western Cape that not only contribute to economic growth through the development of the workforce, but combat youth unemployment by equipping students with marketable skills that ensure work readiness.

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

For more information, visit False Bay TVET College