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.
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.