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MEDIA RELEASE 18-01-2017: Minister calls for dialogue, stresses progress and focus in TVET sector

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande today calls on formations representing students at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to engage in discussion with his Department and College administrations and to strengthen and renew efforts to

Posted in January 2017, Media, Media Statements

Top jobs in demand grows

The Department of Higher Education and Training is expected to publish an updated List of Occupations in Demand in 2017. The Department’s current list, which was published at the beginning of 2016, is based upon the data gathered during 2015.

Posted in December2016, Media

All about careers

A career choice means identifying the best learning path for you to get a recognised qualification, and it is critical that you have the correct information about your options and are aware of the skills that the country needs. The

Posted in December2016, Khetha, Media

Government unveils innovative blueprint to fund SA’s poor and missing middle students

21 November 2016 – The Director-General for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Gwebinkundla Qonde, and the Chairperson of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Sizwe Nxasana — who is also the head of the Ministerial Task

Posted in December2016, Media

Blue sky dreams come true for artisans

NSF funding of aviation and engineering training has allowed hundreds of people to fulfil dreams they never thought possible. “Never in a million years did I ever imagine that I would disassemble, repair and reassemble a vehicle, never mind an

Posted in Media, National Skills Fund, November 2016, Technical and vocational education and training

Ekurhuleni College pilots dual system apprenticeship training model

Ekurhuleni East TVET College was one of four TVET colleges selected in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape to run a pilot project offering training for two trades, namely electrical and plumbing, on the dual system model. The dual system apprenticeship

Posted in Media, November 2016, Technical and vocational education and training

Provincial WorldSkills competition prepares students for international stage

  Gert Sibande TVET College Skills Academy hosted the provincial leg of the WorldSkills competition for electrical installation skills in October in Standerton, Mpumalanga Province. The competition began at regional level, commencing in March for all participating TVET colleges. Chairperson

Posted in Media, November 2016, Technical and vocational education and training

Student achieves overall winner status in farm workers’ competition

Nominated by his employer, Graham Beck Wines, Raymond Weels is the technical operator- category and overall winner of the Langeberg District Farm Worker Competition for 2016. With almost four years of service at Graham Beck Wines, Raymond was judged on

Posted in Media, November 2016, Technical and vocational education and training

Free State college graduate gets Golden Key International honour

  Motheo TVET College former student and college graduate, Nomakhosi Komane, has been awarded membership of the Golden Key International Honour Society https://www.goldenkey.org. This is a remarkable achievement, since only the top 15% per field of study in an undergraduate

Posted in Media, November 2016, Technical and vocational education and training

Wide-ranging, multi-million skills programme targets rural youth

The NSF has funded an ambitious plan for youth development, aimed at leading to the employment of more than 10 000 people. The National Rural Youth Services Corps (NARYSEC) programme, made possible through NSF funding of R161 million, is aimed

Posted in Media, National Skills Fund, November 2016