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
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.
Registrations & Important Dates
04 - 08 September 2017
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
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:
2018 Applications Now Open!
07 September 2017
We are inviting applications for 2018. Download and print the form here:
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:
||25 Lake Arthur Street, Brackendowns
||49 North Street, Plantation, Boksburg
||Cnr Drihoek & Sol Rds, Germiston
||782 Palime Section, Katlehong
||Cnr Partridge Ave & Pretoria Rd, Kempton Park
||9 Esiqongweni Section, Tembisa
Directions to the campuses can be accesses from the menu on the left - see
Applications can also be posted to:
Ekurhuleni West College
Private Bag X1030
2018 Applications Campaign
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
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
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
For the full story, click here: Diploma
World Skills South Africa
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
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
Facebook - Ekurhuleni West TVET College/a>
The campaign runs under two hashtags:
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Ford Rangers for EWC's Mechanical Workshops
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!!
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.