Ekurhuleni West  (EWC) Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TVET) is a public institution regulated by the FET Colleges Act no 16 of 2006. 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 College is situated 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" is originated 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] (NDR) 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 Diary - Skills Development For A Healing Economy

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

January 2015

Welcome back!

2014 has come and gone and the Ekurhuleni West TVET College has achieved many accolades on many fronts. We have a new set of graduates, taught and trained by you, ready to face the world. We've achieved amazing pass rates because of your tireless efforts. We are associated with greatness because of you and for that, I take my hat off to you.

Whilst the global economy slowly recovers from the effects of a global economic meltdown, South Africa is still reeling from the effects of this economic downturn. The impact on a country already dealing with the legacy of apartheid has been catastrophic. We have been witness to growing levels of poverty and unemployment, and the resultant strain on both the National Treasury and social development services is evident. The character of the student knocking on our doors has also meant that more and more, we are challenged to cater for a poor student; in how we teach, in our laboratories and workshops; in our student life and in our student funding. Your efforts in this regard have been par excellence.

Read the full message here: Principal's Diary.

EWC Diploma Ceremony 2014

16 May 2014

EWC's Diploma Ceremony took place on 16 May 2014, at Esselen Park.

Seen here, presenting Achievement Awards and cheques to Ms L M Tshihumo - Top Achiever Business Studies (centre), are from left to right, representatives of  Pothlako Security, VMR Architects, MacMillan, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng – Principal of EWC, and two representatives from ABSA Bank.

Ms B J Shishaba - overall Top Achiever Business Studies NC(V) (3rd from right), receiving her awards and prizes from (left to right), representatives from Sangari SA, VMR Architects, Transnet, the Principal of EWC , and the representative from MacMillan.

Ms K M Sehata - Top Achiever (2nd from right), receiving her prizes and awards from representatives from ABSA Bank and Sangari SA, and EWC's Principal.

Ms J C Swart - Top Achiever (centre) receiving her awards from the MacMillan representative (left) and the Principal of EWC (right).

Mr D D Selepe - overall Top Achiever Engineering Studies NC(V) (centre), receiving his prizes and awards from (left to right) representatives of Barloworld Equipment and Sangari SA, the Principal of EWC, and the representative from Transnet.

Mr M E Mmatlwa - Top Achiever (3rd from right) receiving his awards from (left to right) the representatives of Sangari, VMR Architects, South African Airways Technical, the Principal EWC, and the representative from MacMillan.

Mr P E Matlala - Top Achiever (2nd left), receiving his awards from MacMillan's representative (left), Sangari SA's representative (2nd from right), and Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal EWC.


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.

Annual Report 2011

Ekurhuleni West College's Annual Report for 2011 is now on the web!  Click here, or click in the menu at left to access it.




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Registrations & Important Dates

  • Engineering Studies registration commences on 04 May 2015. 
  • Business Studies registration commences on 13 July 2015.
  • N6 Students who qualify to be invited to the Certificate Ceremony on 17th April 2015 must please come and collect your invitations at the Business and Engineering Studies offices before Friday, 13th March 2015.

Vacancies at EWC

27 March 2015

EWC is currently advertising a vacancy at the Kempton Campus. To find out more, please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left, or click here: Vacancies.

Parent's Meeting

20 February 2015

An invitation is extended to all parents or guardians of Kempton Campus students to attend a Parents / Guardians meeting on Saturday, 28 February 2015. Full details of the time, venue and agenda may be obtained by downloading the invitation document here: Parents/Guardians Meeting Invitation - Kempton Campus.

EWC Hosts German Deputy Minister of BMZ

21 November 2014

On 21 November 2014, the Deputy Minister of BMZ in Bavaria, Germany, Mr Thomas Silberhorn, visited Tembisa Campus. He was with a delegation of about 15 people. His visit will be followed by a project that will take place at Tembisa Campus where the German government, through Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will assist with training students in plumbing and electrical trades.

Mr. Silberhorn interacting with students at EWC's Tembisa Campus. To read the full article, click here: EWC Hosts German Deputy Minister of BMZ.

Ford Donates A Ford Ranger

13 November 2014

At a function held at the Germiston Campus on 13 November 2014, attended by the DHET DDG - VCET Branch, Dr Maharawa, College Council members, Ford Motor Company representatives, College management and the campus' automotive students, the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa donated a Ford Ranger to EWC's Germiston Campus.   

Function dignitaries with the Ford Ranger donated to Germiston Campus by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, represented by Mr. Charles Kemp (right). To read the full article, click here: Ford Donates A Ford Ranger to EWC.

EWC Fun Run / Walk 2014

27 September 2014

On Saturday, 27 September 2014, Ekurhuleni West College hosted a 5km Fun Run that took place at EWC's Germiston Campus. The theme for the event was, "Be involved, Run to Shelter the Underprivileged." The Fun Run served as a charitable event, aimed at raising awareness about destitute families. 

The 2014 Fun Runners - waiting for the starter's whistle. Read the full report here: EWC Fun Run 2014.

Mandela Day 2014

18 July 2014

EWC's Marketing Department and Tembisa Campus staff jointly participated in 67 minutes of good will, dedicated to Nelson Mandela, at the Lethabong Orphanage Home in Tembisa. The staff volunteered their services by a way of fixing all things that were collapsing or in a state of disrepair. This included fixing of doors, welding the burglar proofing, plastering, garden maintenance, as well as general cleaning of the premises. The staff showcased their skills in the trades they instruct in at the college.

Children from Lethabong Orphanage Home being served a meal by volunteers from EWC's Marketing Department and Tembisa Campus staff. Read the full report here: Mandela Day 2014.

Deputy Minister Visits EWC

12 May 2014

On 12 May 2014, the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry (the dti), honourable Elisabeth Thabethe, visited the Ekurhuleni West College Centre for Entrepreneurship which is based at the Kathorus Campus.

The aim of the visit was to check on the progress made since the CfE was established and launched. Read more about it here: Deputy Minister Visits EWC.

Honourable Elisabeth Thabethe (third from right), Deputy Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry, at EWC's Centre for Entrepreneurship with the Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (third from left) and other college officials.

DHET - SwissCham College Improvement Partnership

16 April 2014

The Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Dr. Blade Nzimande, launched the Department of Higher Education and Training - SwissCham College Improvement Partnership during a breakfast engagement at Ekurhuleni West College Germiston Campus on 16 April 2014.

"The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and SwissCham, the representative body of Swiss businesses and their associates in South Africa, have entered into a partnership aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning in public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges, aimed at making them 'centres of excellence' in the national skills development landscape," the Minister revealed. Read more about it here: DHET - SwissCham College Improvement Partnership.

Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister for DHET - being interviewed by the RSI media journalist during the media briefing at the launch.

LGSETA WSP 2014/5 Launch

10 February 2014

On 10 February 2014, LGSETA hosted the WSP 2014/5 Season Launch for Gauteng and North West provinces at EWC's Boksburg Campus. The Launch was honoured by the presence of the honourable Minister Lechesa Tsoneli of the Local Government and Traditional Affairs Department...

For the full report: LGSETA WSP 2014/5 Launch

OECD Delegation Visits EWC

03 February 2014

On 03 February 2014, a delegation from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international organisation, visited Ekurhuleni West College. The members of the delegation were Dr Simar Field, Dr Jose Alvarez and Ms Pauline Musset. The OECD is a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy, and provides a platform for the comparison of policy experiences, for finding answers to common problems, and for identifying good practices and co-ordinating the domestic and international policies of its members.

To read the full report, please click here: OECD Delegation at EWC.

The OECD Delegation, with members of EWC's management team.

EWC - Ukhozi FM Radio Campaign

04 January 2014

On 04 January 2014, EWC, in conjunction with SABC's Ukhozi FM, embarked on a College Registration Campaign. The campaign was aimed at reminding the audience about the 2014 commencement of registration at EWC, as well as promoting the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) Bursary opportunities.

Ukhozi FM's Top 20, hosted by DJ Njinji "njinjiwami," aka Mandla Magwaza, was broadcasting live at Letsogo Shopping Centre.

The principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (right) giving details about the college to prospective students and parents.



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