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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

University collaboration: Good for society, public health

The relationship between universities, government, funders and industry, while tricky to manage, can be beneficial for all parties. Anthony Boccanfuso, President of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership in the US, speaking at a British Council Going global conference, says university-industry

Posted in November 2016, Universities

Quality depends on adequate numbers of capable staff

Achieving quality at universities depends to a large extent on the availability of adequate numbers of capable staff who are fully representative of a democratic South Africa, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande told the National Doctoral Conference of

Posted in November 2016, Universities

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

The “world’s his oyster” for former college graduate

Growing up in the township of eSikhawini, Uthungulu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, Sthembiso Mzobe never dreamt that he would one day find himself working in the United States of America. The former Umfolozi TVET College NC(V) Hospitality student’s life began

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

Higher pass rates point to mother-tongue education

The importance and success of mother-tongue education in adult education and training is highlighted in the latest statistics released recently by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). While English is still by far the most dominant language of

Posted in Adult education training, Community education and training, Media, November 2016, Universities