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.

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says the department is pleased with the uptake of learners in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system.

Recognising the shortage of skilled artisans in the automotive industry, the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has expanded the premises of its AA Technical College to accommodate more students.

At an official handover ceremony False Bay College received the National Disability Award Prize for its contribution to inclusivity and access for students with disabilities.

False Bay TVET College received the National Disability Higher Education Institution Award 2014 for supporting the advancement of people with disabilities.

Northlink College participated in the first inaugural WorldSkills South Africa competition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre during January 2015.

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