False bay tvet college

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Serendipitous. Not the word one would normally use to describe the arrival of COVID-19 in 2019. Yet, were it not for the speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic propelled the Higher Education sector into the digital classroom, False Bay TVET College might not have reached the current levels of application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in its teaching and learning. And, thanks to the expert knowledge and support of the Higher Education DisabilityServices Association (HEDSA), the national HEI disability support network, we were ready when the opportunity came.


The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the economy with most sectors experiencing significant contraction in 2020. However, agriculture bucked the trend and exhibited respectable growth despite the pandemic’s effect on exports and labour.


The False Bay TVET College, Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) applied for an innovative project of incubating 20 young entrepreneurs late in 2020 and were awarded this in January 2021.


Westlake Campus CBMT lecturer, Mr Aphiwe Adonisi, and other False Bay TVET College lecturers participated in the four-month-long Project-Based Teaching and Learning Programme for artisan trades. The programme is supported by the Department of Higher Education & Training, GIZ and Skills Development for the Green Economy (SD4GE) II. 


The College Management is pleased to announce that a long-term lease agreement between False Bay TVET College and the Seaview Baptist Church was officially concludedon 11 May 2021. Seaview Baptist Church will lease the North-Eastern corner of Erf 48076 of the proposed Mitchells Plain Campus site which will be developed in 2022.


The transfer of the 6 796-hectare erf was completed yesterday, 23 February 2021, and registered to False Bay TVET College. It is anticipated that more than 5 000 students fromMitchells Plain, Strandfontein, Khayelitsha, Philippi, Mandalay, Grassy Park, Pelican Park, and other communities will benefit directly from the development. The new educationalfacility would serve surrounding communities on the Cape Flats, which is home to approximately 1.5 million residents.


The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact, destabilising the economy and putting pressure on already fragile livelihoods and communities. Restrictions on trade haveled to reduced imports and price hikes impacting both industry and consumers. Businesses have suffered further through loss of trade caused by the restrictions on movement andlimits on gatherings. Rising costs and declining revenue have forced many businesses to close or scale down, leading to job losses and declining household incomes. Unsurprisingly,the fourth quarter of 2020 saw a steep increase in the unemployment rate, with the youth being the most affected.


False Bay TVET College is a leader in the public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector and is rated one of the top-performing South Africa public TVET colleges, with sound governance and financial controls.

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