Ekurhuleni West College (EWC) for Further Education and Training (FET) 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
Principal's Diary - Skills Development For A Healing Economy
|Ms Hellen Ntlatleng -
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
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
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
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
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.
Registrations & Important Dates
NEXT REGISTRATION DATES:
- Registration commences on 12 January 2015.
Vacancies at EWC
24 January 2015
EWC is currently advertising vacancies at various campuses. To
find out more, please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left, or
click here: Vacancies.
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
Mr. Silberhorn interacting with students at EWC's Tembisa Campus. To read the full article,
click here: EWC Hosts German Deputy Minister
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
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
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
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.
LG Electronics And EWC Sign Agreement
Johannesburg, 18 October 2013
On 18 October 2013, the Ekurhuleni West College (EWC) and LG Electronics S.A.
signed a pledge of commitment to work together. The signing of the pledge
between EWC and LG Electronics (SA) is in response to the call from government
to produce artisans in the country.
L to R: Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng; Dep. Minister of Higher
Education and Training, the Hon Mduduzi Manana; and Managing Director of LG
Electronics SA, Mr Il Hwan Lee, after the ceremonial signing of
The LG Electronics S.A. - Ekurhuleni West College cooperation will be an
instrument to help alleviate some of the challenges the country has, as well as
contributing in the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III)’s
For the full report, go to: LG - EWC Agreement.
EWC Family Fun Day
12 September 2013
On 12 September 2013, EWC hosted a Family Fun Day. Families of the EWC staff were introduced to the College. Lots of fun activities were organised for both the kids and adults - from volleyball, tug-of-war, hoola hoop, sack racing, to jumping castle, to name just a few. Later, all who attended the event were treated to a braai. Everyone agreed that it was great day, full of fun!
A lively game of volley ball!