What Are TVET Colleges And Their Impact

After completing school, many students would like to further their education. This, in the hope of gaining skills that would make them employable in the South African job market.

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges can be a viable option for many students. The Department of Higher Education and Training estimated that in 2020, TVET colleagues would have over 1 million students.

TVET colleges aim to provide students with practical skills to ensure that they become employable to the workforce.

TK Pooe, a senior lecturer at WITS university says that TVET colleagues differ from universities where the focus is more on theory. He explained that industry leaders in various sectors work closely with TVET colleges to guide them on what skills these industries need.

There are more than 50 registered TVET colleges around South Africa with some colleges offering up to 300 different courses

TVET’s offer a wide range of courses in a number of different industries. Some courses offered at TVET’s include plumbing, electrical and civil engineering, financial management, information technology courses, education and development, infrastructure, construction, engineering, economics and accounting, design and hospitality.

You can visit the national TVET website @ for more information.

For a list of TVET colleges click HERE



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