Ekurhuleni West Technical, Vocational, Education and Training College (EWC) is a public institution regulated by the FET Colleges Act
no 16 of 2006, as amended. It was established in terms of the Further Education and Training Act, Act No .98 of 1998, declared as such by
the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education (Gauteng Province) in terms of a Provincial Gazette Extraordinary (dated 7 December 2001).
Ekurhuleni West TVET College is situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng Province in South Africa. EWC operates
within a broad band and diverse communities and comprises of the following six (6) campuses: Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Kathorus,
(in Katlehong/ Vosloorus/ Thokoza), Kempton (in Kempton Park) and Tembisa.
The name "Ekurhuleni" originates from the geographical and municipal areas (the Southern Service Delivery Regions [SDR]), namely: Germiston
(as regional centre), Alberton, areas of Boksburg, Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus and sections of Freeway Park and the Northern Service Delivery
Region [SDR) namely Kempton Park (as regional centre) Tembisa, Edenvale, including Bedfordview and Primrose, in which the College is situated.
"Ekurhuleni" - means place of peace in Xitsonga. "Ekurhuleni" was taken from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and "West" from the
Western Belt within the Municipal area, where all the campuses are situated.
Closing Function 2016
14 October 2016
Christmas is around the corner - it came too early. It is that time of
the year when we are to meet, whilst we take stock of what the year was and
what contribution we have made throughout the year. One of our key mandates
as a TVET institution is to contribute to the Skills Development of South
Africa, thus contributing to economic freedom. We can only do that if we are
driven by the adversity of poverty, unemployment and inequality. The latter
is what drives me and my passion… What about you?
For the past two years, we adopted the following a business motto:
"If it is not visible, it is not measurable."
This motto was driven along with our Strategic Plan and
alongside our vision – "to be a leading Institution in South Africa." We
were always having our hands on dagger to avoid cheap talk without evidence.
We always strive to walk the talk. We have since landed ourselves a space in
the business world. This realisation was not achieved by management only –
we all contributed as a collective – by keeping our grounds clean, not
allowing students to vandalise property, attending to our classes
religiously and promoting quality teaching and learning – simply keeping an
environment conducive to education. As individuals, we should simply ask
ourselves, "How have I contributed to this realisation?" - even though we
celebrate as a collective.
Read the full message here: Principal's Message.
Top Performing Students Awarded at Diploma Ceremony
20 May 2016
Multitudes gathered at the Transnet Hall in Esselen Park for Ekurhuleni West
TVET College’s Diploma Ceremony held on 20 May 2016. More than eight hundred
graduates were conferred, with fifteen of them rewarded for outstanding academic
excellence. The cream of the crop were awarded trophies, cash prizes and
internships from various sponsors allied to the college.
Ndangano Ravhura, Moses Rampora and Nthabiseng Mashinini were further crowned
overall top achievers in varied streams of Business Studies, Engineering Studies
and National Certificate (Vocational) respectively. The trio were received with
great ululations from a cheering crowd attending the prestigious ceremony.
Rewarded: Moses Rampora is flanked by sponsors, college
council chairperson and executive management representative. Photo: Mardo Fotos.
College council chairperson, Dr. Mpho Mohlala added his voice in assuring
graduates and their parents that an education path is a step closer to a better
future. In his address, Dr. Mohlala alluded to a common consensus that hard work
pays when he said, "Today, you are getting the results of your toil and selfless
sacrifice, total dedication and investment to a better future, not only for
yourselves but South Africa as a whole.
"You have indeed done your best while at the college and are now graduating
and reaping what you have sown.
"I must say that you now surely have a better understanding of the course
you had enrolled in. My belief is that most of you might have undergone
practical tutorials in your different fields of studies at the college."
The guest speaker on the day, Mr. Joel Sekoala of Bavumile ICT Solutions,
emphasized the importance of giving back to the college and communities where
one was capacitated, by encouraging graduates to contribute meaningfully. Mr.
Sekoala outlined institutions of higher education and training as institutions
which have an extended duty of making society work.
A spirited Joel Sekoala sharing wisdom with graduates at the
'It is for a reason these institutions are intellectual human capital
development for the development of South Africa as a country. It is through
acquiring relevant knowledge that we can overcome shortfalls that we encounter
as nation to emerge victorious in our lifetime," Sekoala said.
The speaker pleaded with graduates to do what is reasonably necessary to
equip themselves beyond graduations, and to contribute to the country’s economic
growth by seeking entrepreneurial opportunities that are made available by the
college through its Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Below is an alphabetical list of the top achievers:
||Civil Engineering & Building Construction (NCV)
||Education & Development (NCV)
||Information Technology & Computer Science (NCV)
||Finance, Economics and Accounting (NCV)
||Human Resource Management (Nated)
||Electrical Engineering (Nated)
||Transport & Logistics (NCV)
||Engineering & Related Design (NCV)
||Management Assistant (Nated)
||Mechanical Engineering (Nated)
||Financial Management (Nated)
||Engineering Infrastructure & Construction (NCV)
||Office Administration (NCV)
||Business Management (Nated)
Ndangano Ravhura: Top Achiever in Business Studies.
Top Achiever (National Certificate (Vocational) Nthabiseng
Awards were sponsored by: Future Managers, Macmillan, Seyfferdt Publishers,
Kriel N Bismillah, SAAT, Sangari, Transnet SoE, VMR Architect, Tsheare Kitchen,
Nala Consulting, Hope & Dreams Trading 21 and Dippenaar & Reinecke.
16 February 2011
We are pleased and proud to announce that the Alberton and Kempton Campuses of
EWC have acquired the following occupational programmes accreditations:
Alberton and Kempton Campuses
City and Guilds Certificates in Hospitality and Food Services
Qualifications in Food and Beverages Services, Food Preparation and Culinary
Accreditation: City and Guilds
Duration: 3 years full time study
Minimum requirements: Grade 9
Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking
Level 1 Certificate in Food & Beverage Service
Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking (Culinary Arts)
Level 2 Diploma in Food & Beverage Services
Level 2 Diploma in Patisserie
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food & Beverage Services
There are no accommodation facilities for students available at EWC.
Special Note: Bursary funds are limited, and not
all students will be successful. Bursaries are not guaranteed and they are
subject to approval and availability of funds. An application for a bursary is
not a guarantee that the bursary will be awarded. Class fees must still be paid
and will then be refunded in the event of a bursary being awarded.
Annual Report 2011
Ekurhuleni West College's Annual Report for 2011 is now on the web!
here, or click in the menu at left to access it.
Kindly note that the Corporate Centre line is temporarily out of order due to
cable damage. Until further notice, please use the following numbers:
- 081 581 8937
- 062 674 6138
Registrations & Important Dates
17 - 21 July 2017
08 - 12 May 2017
04 - 08 September 2017
Vacancies at EWC
21 April 2017
EWC is currently advertising some vacancies. For more
information, and for application instructions, please click on
VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left, or click here:
Vacancies at EWC.
EWC's First Female SRC President!!
While South Africa is divided on whether the country is ready for a woman
president, Zanele Mndaweni has ascended to the driving seat of the College’s
Student Representative Council. The twenty-one-year-old's climb to the
prestigious seat marked an end to the customary male domination in the history
of the College since its merger in 2003, to make her the first female Executive
SRC President. Ekurhuleni West TVET College is known for its progressive
transformation in terms of woman empowerment, as three out of four Executive
Managers are women.
Zanele Mndaweni, EWC's SRC Executive President, 2017.
See more: EWC's First Female SRC President.
Absa ReadyToWork Initiative
Absa responded to the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'adopt a TVET
college' plea by partnering with Ekurhuleni West TVET College on the 'ReadytoWork'
initiative. The Deputy President has called on companies across all sectors of
the economy to adopt a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
college to help with skills development and job creation.
The ReadytoWork programme is an Absa Corporate Social Investment project aimed at
equipping young people with the skills required to transit from a world of
education into a world of work. The programme focuses on the four key areas of
people skills, work skills, money skills and entrepreneurship skills. Students
can work through the online programme at their own pace, or as part of a more
structured programme, supported by trained facilitators and additional
Mr Fiks Dlamini, Absa Head of Public Sector, addressing students at the
launch of the Absa ReadyToWork initiative.Ready To
See more: Absa ReadyToWork Initiative.
FCA Urges Students To Perfect Their Skills By Practice
Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa’s Richard Sloman urged Ekurhuleni West
TVET College students to learn by practice if they are to perfect their skills.
Mr Sloman, FCA’s head of Public Relations, was addressing the college students
at a car components donation handover function, held in February at EWC's
Boksburg campus. The Italian-controlled multinational corporation donated brand
new Fiat motor vehicle components, valued at R600 000, to the automotive
workshop to help students with practical studies. The components comprised the
wherewithal to build a car with the exclusion of the body. The majority of the
components came from their subsidiary car parts company, Mopar.
The world’s seventh-largest auto maker vowed to make available their
personnel for technical support, and also encouraged the college to send
students and lecturers to their service centres and plant in Rosslyn to enhance
their skills development.
See more: Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa Donation.
EWC En Route To Guest Lecturer Practice
04 November 2016
MAN Bus and Trucks Company announces its plans to co-opt their technicians
to serve as guest lecturers at Ekurhuleni West TVET College.
This announcement was made at an event held on November 4th, at the College's
Motor Mechanic Workshop in Germiston. The Bus and Trucking Company donated a MAN
truck engine, a gearbox and other technical components, to help students with
practical training. This type of relationship between Industry and College is
encouraged by the Department of Higher Education and Training. They are a
pathway to fulfilling the DHET motto of: "Turning every workplace into a
See more: EWC En Route To Guest Lecturer
EWC Hosts Business Luncheon
20 October 2016
In an effort to create, maintain, and strengthen relationships with its
stakeholders and partners, Ekurhuleni West TVET College held a business
luncheon, which was attended by stakeholders from the United States Consulate
(Embassy), various companies, organisations from the public and private sectors,
and governmental departments. The event was held in the newly built Corporate
Centre Auditorium in Germiston. Over 180 guests attended the event.
See more: EWC Business Luncheon.
Annual Business Plan Competition
The coveted competition is a flagship project of Ekurhuleni West TVET
College’s Centre for Entrepreneurship. This year’s chapter of the Annual
Business Plan Competition was administered and hosted in collaboration with
The Competition was crafted to promote entrepreneurship among students, and
to also assist in fostering students' innovative and bankable ideas. The Centre
draws its enthusiasm towards this project following successes of projects of
this nature at University of Johannesburg, University of Makerere in Uganda,
Highbury College in the UK, and Babson College in the USA.
See more: EWC Annual CEO
Business Plan Competition.
EWC Family Fun Day
Ekurhuleni West TVET College employees gathered with their families at
Kempton Campus to celebrate Family Fun Day in October. The main purpose of the
Family Fun Day was for staff to have fun with their families, as well as
strengthening team work amongst EWC staff.
Different games were played on the day, such as sack racing, tug-of-war,
gumboot racing, drumming, jumping castle and Pantsula dancing. Families brought
along camping equipment for a relaxed day. The event was hosted by EAP in
conjunction with the Marketing Department.
Later, all who attended the event were treated to a braai.
See more: EWC Family Fun Day.
EWC Strategic Plan Review - Imagine the Possibilities
When we are inspired and pursue something of significance, wonderful things
can happen. Beyond creating a greater good, we become energized. We see new
possibilities. We feel a greater sense of purpose and meaning. We feel more
alive and that we are making a difference.
The trigger is inspiration. How do we become inspired? Some of us find
inspiration all around us and it exhilarates our senses. For others, inspiration
does not come so easily. I am not sure why but I can speculate on one cause.
Have you ever been in discussions when various problems or issues are being
discussed and comments are made about the hopelessness of the situation? These
may sound like:
- "There’s nothing we can do about it."
- "It’s hopeless."
- "Nothing ever works in solving it."
- "I don’t know what we can do to make it better."
- "The problem is not going away."
- "It’s not our problem."
When we begin imagining possibilities and thinking positively, creative ideas
are likely to flow. Our mind expands. We feel inspired. We feel more alive.
See more: EWC Strategic Plan
EWC Strategic Planning
Ekurhuleni West TVET College management once again gathered at the Fairway
Hotel to review their Strategic Plan (2016 - 2019) and Operational Plan 2016,
wherein their Corporate Motto was:
"If it is not visible, it is not measureable."
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, EWC Principal and CEO
Every division and unit was there to account through evidence to all
stakeholders, including College Council, and make a commitment for Strategic
Plans for 2017 - 2020 and an Operational Plan for 2017. They needed to "imagine
the possibilities" in greening the college and energy saving.
Staff were encouraged by the Chairperson of the College Council, Dr Mpho
Mohlala, and the Principal and CEO, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, to imagine beyond
measures, and to leave traditional methods.
The Corporate Motto adopted for 2017 is:
"If you cannot imagine it, you cannot do it."
See more: EWC Strategic Planning 2017 - 2020.
College Contributes To The Vision Of Producing 30,000 Artisans By 2030
Ms Pearl Gamede in the Fitting & Turning Workshop.
On its mission of contributing to the National Development Plan’s mandate of
producing 30 000 artisans by the year 2030, Ekurhuleni West TVET College has
launched a programme to train ten of its NC(V) Level 4 graduates in the Fitting
and Turning trade. The training is scheduled for a period between May 2016 and
April 2018. The ten will join the twenty-one apprentice Electricians and Motor
Mechanics in a merSETA funded apprenticeship. By producing Fitting and Turning
artisans, the college will be aiding in reducing the scourge of skills shortage
within the trade.
Students will spend a quarter of their twenty-four months training at the
college for theoretical and practical lessons which will be followed by eighteen
months at a merSETA accredited training centre for practical placements.
Subsequent to passing trade tests, trainees will be certified as qualified
Read the whole article here: Training
30,000 Artisans By 2030.
Mandela Day 2016
Students Put Skills To The Test In Honour Of Madiba
Electrical Engineering students, Evans Mojapelo and Lefa Makhubedu, re-wiring
the house of a fellow student.
Ekurhuleni West TVET College has clubbed together with a couple of
stakeholders to renovate a child-headed home in Villa Liza, Boksburg. The
dilapidated RDP house is headed by a student of the college, enrolled at its Boksburg Campus. The house is a home to two brothers and a sister who lost both
their parents ten years ago. The children survive only on child support grants.
The renovation of the house by the college forms part of the month-long
activities of making everyday a Mandela day. The International Mandela Day was
declared by the United Nations in 2008. The college has roped in its Electrical
and Civil Engineering studies students to take part in the renovations in order
to afford them first-hand experience in the workplace under the tutelage of
professionals on site. Staff members contributed food parcels to relieve the
indigent family of hunger, and to mainly provide a beacon of hope to the other
15 child-headed families within the area.
Read the whole article here: Mandela Day 2016.