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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.

Message From The Principal's Desk

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

January 2018

It is with happiness that I welcome you back to Ekurhuleni West TVET College for the academic year 2018.  

Academic performance, in our business, is an internal barometer reflecting the state of health of the business. I am proud to highlight our achievement of a subject pass-rate in National Certificate Vocational - NC(V) - of 83,83% in the 2016 results, and Report 191 Business Studies, Semester 1 of 2017 - 84,24%; and Engineering Studies, Trimesters 1 and 2 of 2017 - an average of 74,03%.  This success indicates a significant number of our young citizens have learned a new skill, subject by subject. As a college, we have placed great effort in increasing the work-place based learning opportunities for our students. To this end, the college has instituted a synchronised, common database from which students’ information is drawn. We have remained mindful of implementing best practices that reflect our business values and culture to our stakeholders, such as our Quality Management System based on a myriad of standards, recognised worldwide;  ISO: 9001 of 2008; OHS 18001; ISO: 14001 and ISMS: 27001. It is noted, with pride, that the college has retained the first two standards in the previous years in succession, based on SABS annual audits. These quality standards ensure the highest quality in the manner in which we deliver our mandate. Further, the college has received a clean financial audit from the highest office in the country - the National Auditor General.  It also indicates the reason we adopted the following corporate motto for 2018:  

'Be Accountable, Regardless'  

The college has made significant gains in the area of establishment of partnerships and linkages with industry. To mention but a few: Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa donated brand new Fiat motor vehicle components to our Boksburg campus; Volkswagen SA donated eight engines and gearboxes to our Tembisa campus, and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa donated four Ford Rangers to our Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa campuses. Long-standing partnerships with Bosch, Samsung Engineering, LG Electronics, South African Airways Technical, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Transnet Engineering, ACTOM, and Emperors Palace have been maintained. The extent of our success is also indicated by our network of international partnerships as well as those we have with SETAs with regard to delivery of scarce skills. We have made successful inroads in expanding our current net of SETAs (MerSETA; ETDPSeta; W&RSETA, F&PMSeta, EWSETA, BankSETA) to include, among others, INSETA, in the preparation of the delivery of short term insurance.  

We also pride ourselves on the completion of capital investment projects - a mix of refurbishment of our workshops for accreditation, and building of new infrastructural facilities in line with our mission statement - opening access, and delivering high quality teaching and learning.  Among these is the completion, to occupation status, of the mega Corporate precinct near Germiston Campus; the Entrepreneurial Centre at Kathorus, and the examinations halls at Kempton and Germiston campuses.   

I am grateful for what we have achieved in 2017 and that we continued to walk-the-talk to ensure maximum achievements, quality and student success.  

2018, here we come!!!

Hellen Manakedi Ntlatleng
Principal

Please Note:

There are no accommodation facilities availabe for students at EWC.

Bursaries

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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Quicklinks / Important Numbers

  • National Anti-corruption Forum: 0800 701 701
  • DHET Hotline: 0800 202 933
  • Enquiries: Call 0861 EWC 111 (0861 392 111)
    (09 Jan 2017 - Temporarily out of order
    Please use 082 569 6329 until further notice.)
  • Online Enquiries: EWC Enquiry form
  • General Information Page

Registrations & Important Dates

Please Note: 
The next registration dates are:
 
  • NATED ENGINEERING STUDIES
    07 May 2018
     
  • NATED BUSINESS STUDIES
    16 July 2018
     
  • NATED ENGINEERING STUDIES
    03 September 2018

Vacancies

18 April 2018

Vacancies are being advertised. Please go to VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left for more information, or click here: Vacancies.

Fee-free Education Meeting

January 2018

In January, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Buti Manamela, and TVET College Principals, converged on Ekurhuleni West TVET College. The meeting was attended by TVET College Principals, their Chief Financial Officers, NSFAS and Higher Education and Training Department Officials. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss, among other things, the implications of fee-free education, the NSFAS bursary scheme, and the state of readiness regarding the 2018 Academic Year registrations.

For the full story, click here: Fee-FreeEducation Meeting.

SA / Mauritania Educational Co-operation

November 2017

In November 2017, Ekurhuleni West TVET College hosted the South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, and Dr Sidi Ould Salem, her counterpart from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.  The meeting focused on exploring opportunities for co-operation between the two countries in the areas of technical and vocational training.

For the full story, click here: South Africa / Mauritania Educational Co-operation.

2017 CEO Business Plan Competition

November 2017

Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s aspiring entrepreneurs were dared to break the chains of norms set out within the business fraternity. This was guidance offered by the keynote speaker, Phaswane Motshana, at the third Annual CEO Business Plan Competition Awards held in Germiston on November the 10th. Phaswane, is a self-made millionaire from Ga-Mabintane in Limpopo Province, trading in car rentals amongst other business ventures. The speaker dismissed the notion that entrepreneurs don’t sleep while acknowledging the field is about exploring opportunities and believing in one’s own ideas. He said most businesses do not fail because the idea was not right, but usually because the timing was not right. One of the norms he discouraged was the trend of quitting businesses due to lack of funding and the non-flexibility displayed by most budding entrepreneurs.

For the full story, click here: Business Plan Competition.

EWC's Latest College Newsletter

24 October 2017

EWC's latest newsletter is now available on this website. Click on EWC NEWSLETTERS in the menu on the left, and update yourself on all the latest Campus news.

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:

#NoToGenderCrimes
#EWCcares.

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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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