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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, previously FET Colleges, provide students with after-school education should they not go on to attend a traditional university. TVET colleges offer courses in a wide variety of fields, with a focus on giving students marketable and practical skills. This is of great importance as there are many professions that society depends on and yet very few people are studying them. TVET colleges offer a popular alternative to university studies for students who were not accepted to study a degree. The number of TVET colleges is increasing rapidly, providing students with marketable skills and the ability to do essential jobs as artisans.

The symbol of success is not a "suit and tie" it is the ability to contribute to the fabric of society. These were the words of Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Mr Buti Manamela at the roll out of the Decade of the Artisan advocacy campaign.

Western and Northern Cape Regions hosted the first two of three Career Festivals as part of TVET month, on 21 and 22 of August.

MasterCard and ATI partnership trains over 200 TVET trainers across SA, addressing critical deficit in technical training system 

False Bay TVET College is an active participant in the MOT Programme. This is a programme that originated in Norway and aims to give students certain tools to help them develop into strong and resilient members of society.

January 2019, the then Minister of Higher Education, Minister Naledi Pandor indicated that the Department of Higher Education and Training will support President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bold plan to create 257 000 job per annum by promoting entrepreneurship in the post-school sector.

False Bay TVET College, Khayelitsha Campus together with the Department of Small Business Development hosted a youth dialogue with College students.

 

In an effort to ramp up skills development in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges R150 million has been allocated from the National Skills Fund.

Thousands of applications were received, 7 were selected from Africa, including Ms Simnikiwe Ngcawa, the only TVET College representative to participate in the Community College Initiative Programme 2019-2020.  

A gender revolution has begun in what were exclusively male industries, led by a still-tiny vanguard of women artisans produced by South Africa’s TVET College system.

Despite the massive push to transform the image of TVET colleges it seems businesses are still hesitant to hire these graduates.

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