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.

Principal's Address - Diploma Ceremony 2017

26 May 2017 -Esselen Park School of Excellence

Programme Director, Ms Bennita Sisi; Chairperson of the College Council, Dr Mpho Mohlala; members of the college council present; Guest Speaker, Mr Mbuyiseni Quinton Ndlozi - MP; Pastor Mathebula; management and staff of Ekurhuleni West TVET College; parents and family members present - most important people; our guests - employers and prospective employers; donors and media representatives present; our own students - diplomandi and those receiving certificates - though last in mention, but not least in love.

A very good afternoon.

My task is an easy one - to say, "Thank you."

Nine years ago, at my first Diploma Ceremony, the numbers we had were not so many and it would not have warranted this kind of venue in size, but today, it is overflowing - making us to think out of the box.

This event could not have been possible if it was not for the students - actually the college exists because there are students. Thanks for standing in branding "EWC" and making us proud.

My many thanks to the staff that work so tirelessly in and out of class.

Helen Keller once said, "The World is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."

To my dear students, this is what you are saying to yourselves:

O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
Exult O shores, and ring O bells! - Walt Whitman

Technical and Vocational, Education and Training colleges in South Africa have entered an exciting space. Along with changes, colleges are more vulnerable to external influences. Economic forces, i.e. escalating costs and shifting of resources, are some of the factors that have forced colleges to be more effective and efficient and to re-examine what we do.

Government, professional bodies, industry and commerce and other stakeholders are demanding greater accountability. These have increased demand for participation, changing student's and lecturer's characteristics and aspirations. The more time and energy students invest in educationally purposeful activities, the more they gain - and today we see the results thereof.

As a college, EWC has adopted the following as its corporate motto:

If you cannot imagine it, you cannot do it.

We believe in imagining the possibilities - to avoid complacency.

Let us remember that Teaching and Learning is the core business of the college - we exist to promote it. Learning is not confined to the classroom - it occurs in many contexts and in different forms. The richesy learning environment always produces a clear coherent set of educational purposes and outcomes. This is what we see today - and it is for these reasons that I wish to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to every man and woman in the college who made this possible. I am indebted to you.

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 Arts
Accreditation: City and Guilds
Duration: 3 years full time study
Minimum requirements: Grade 9

Year 1
Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking
Level 1 Certificate in Food & Beverage Service

Year 2
Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking (Culinary Arts)
Level 2 Diploma in Food & Beverage Services

Year 3
Level 2 Diploma in Patisserie
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food & Beverage Services

Please Note:

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.





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Registrations & Important Dates

  • Engineering Studies
    04 - 08 September 2017
    (Trimester 3)

EWC College Council Nomination

14 September 2017

In terms of Section 10(6) of the CET Act No 16 of 2006, the Principal and College Council of Ekurhuleni West TVET College invites nominations for an Independent Audit and Risk Committee Member with proven competence (qualifications, experience and skills) in Information Technology and Risk Management.

For full information on how and where to submit nominations, please click here: Information Technology and Risk Management Nominations.

Vacancies at EWC

13 September 2017

There are vacancies being advertised. Please see VACANCIES in the menu on the left, or visit the vacancies page by clicking here: Vacancies.

2018 Applications Now Open!

07 September 2017

We are inviting applications for 2018. Download and print the form here: EWC Application Form 2018.

Once you have filled in the form, hand it in at your EWC campus of choice. Here is a quick guide to the campus addresses:

Alberton: 25 Lake Arthur Street, Brackendowns
Boksburg: 49 North Street, Plantation, Boksburg
Germiston: Cnr Drihoek & Sol Rds, Germiston
Kathorus: 782 Palime Section, Katlehong
Kempton: Cnr Partridge Ave & Pretoria Rd, Kempton Park
Tembisa: 9 Esiqongweni Section, Tembisa

Directions to the campuses can be accesses from the menu on the left - see DIRECTIONS.

Applications can also be posted to:

Marketing Department
Ekurhuleni West College
Private Bag X1030

2018 Applications Campaign

September 2017

Join us and Ukhozi FM this Saturday for a Pre-Applications Activation Drive from 10:00 - 15:30 @Cambridge Shopping Centre in Mayibuye, Tembisa.

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EWC Fun Run / Walk 2017

30 August 2017

EWC will be holding its annual 5km Fun Run / Walk on Saturday, 16 September 2017. This year, the theme is: "Uniting to Break Violence Against Women and Children." For full info, and the registration form, download and print the document here: 2017 EWC Fun Run / Walk.

EWC Hosts Youth Imbizo

June 2017

The Department of Correctional Services, in conjunction with the Gauteng Department of Community Safety and Ekurhuleni Municipality, held a youth Imbizo at Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Kathorus campus in June 2017. The aim of the Imbizo was the mobilization of students and the community to rise, and contribute meaningfully to the creation of crime free zones and also to encourage students to refrain from criminality and substance abuse, as youth are key in the quest to build safe and secure societies.

For the full story, click here: Youth Imbizo.

EWC Diploma Ceremony 2017

May 2017

Seven hundred and ninety-four (794) graduates were conferred at the 13th edition of Ekurhuleni West TVET College's Graduation Ceremony, held on 26 May 2017.

For the full story, click here: Diploma Ceremony 2017.

World Skills South Africa

February 2017

EWC brings home two silver medals from World Skills South Africa, held in February 2017, in Durban. 19-Year-old Kyle Ritchie, a Boksburg Campus Electrical Engineering student, ended one position short of a place in the World Skills Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi later in the year.

For the full story, click here: World Skills South Africa.

Mandela Day 2017

18 July 2017

Ekurhuleni West TVET College commemorates Mandela Day with the launch of its 2nd annual Mandela Day "Build a House" Programme.

This year, the college, together with sponsors, employees, students and neighbours, renovated a house in Kaalfonein near Tembisa. The house belongs to an orphaned Tembisa Campus student, who lives with her brother.

Read the full article here: Mandela Day 2017.

The EWC Mandela Day 2017 team, hard at work renovating the home of an orphaned EWC student.

Social Media Campaign Against Gender-based Crimes

June 2017

Ekurhuleni West TVET College embarked on a social media campaign against gender-based crimes, targeting mostly young women. This comes in the wake of the murders of several women and children in the country in recent weeks. Messages were communicated by the College Principal, College Council Chairperson and the College Educational Psychologist.

Send your message of support to affected parties on our social network handles:

Facebook - Ekurhuleni West TVET College/a>

Twitter - @EWCTVET

The campaign runs under two hashtags:


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Ford Rangers for EWC's Mechanical Workshops

May 2017

The Ford Motor Company has donated Ford Rangers to EWC. The 3 automatic transmission vehicles are to be used to enhance teaching and training at the motor mechanic workshops for Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa Campuses. This is in addition to the one donated in 2014 for Germiston Campus. The American multinational automaker is one of the college’s strategic partners, a relationship managed within the Partnerships and Linkages department, headed by Mr Raymond Dladla.

A Ford Ranger being delivered to the Kathorus Campus's mechanical workshop.

See more: Ford Rangers for EWC's Mehanical Workshops.

EWC's First Female SRC President!!

April 2017

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

March 2017

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 resources.

Mr Fiks Dlamini, Absa Head of Public Sector, addressing students at the launch of the Absa ReadyToWork initiative.Ready To Work

See more: Absa ReadyToWork Initiative.


FCA Urges Students To Perfect Their Skills By Practice

February 2017

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.


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