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.
Welcome back to Ekurhuleni West TVET College in 2016
|Ms Hellen Ntlatleng -
I am pleased to let you know that I am proud of you for the reputation
you have created for the college. EWC has become a brand. A brand is
something to which one can assign a measure of quality. A brand name is used
in everyday speeches to reflect preference and established association.
Our Corporate Motto remains: "If it is not visible, it is not measurable."
The test of quality and the fulfilment of the mandate of TVET
Institutions lies in the improvement of the capacity to deliver the promises
and values encapsulated in the government areas of priority. As an
institution, we have made significant gains in areas related to increased
access, quality of delivery and partnerships particularly with
business and a network of SETAs. Our extent of success is indicated by
the network of international and local partnerships specifically with SETAs
with regard to delivery of scarce skills. The college has also made gains in
the areas of articulation with Higher Education Institutions and
entrepreneurship. Our infrastructure has also improved tremendously and for
these reasons we must succeed in 2016.
Read the full message here: Principal's Message.
EWC Diploma Ceremony 2015
22 May 2015
EWC's Graduation Ceremony took place on the 22nd of May 2015 at the Transnet
Hall, Essellen Park.
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Hon. Mduduzi Manana
(MP) was unable to attend the Diploma Ceremony due to other engagements whilst
standing in for the Minister, who was abroad at the time. Ms Patricia Garza,
Project Manager: Implementation of VCET Institutions Turnaround Strategy, was
requested to take his place at the ceremony. The Ceremony was blessed by Father
Bam. Tumelo Mothotoane, SABC news anchor, presented a motivational talk
and the ceremony was further honoured by the presence of the Afro Tenors, who
entertained the audience with their wonderful musical repertoire.
Our top graduates received prizes and trophies, donated by the following
- Future Managers Publishers
- VMR Architects
- Kriel N Bismillah
- Sangari SA
- Hopes and Dreams Trading 21
- Spaghetti Emporium
- Transnet (SoE)
- Dippenaar & Reinecke
These companies are thanked for their generosity and support.
From left to right: Ms Patricia Garza, delivering a speech on behalf of the Deputy
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Hon. Mduduzi Manana. Ms Tumelo Mothotoane, SABC News Anchor, motivating the
graduates. Father Bam, blessing the ceremony.
The Afro Tenors, performing their repertoire.
Ms Ouma Kobe - Overall Top Achiever NC(V) (centre), receiving
her prizes and awards from the following companies: Future Managers, Sangari SA,
ABSA, Dippenaar & Reinecke.
Ms Phumudzo Singo – Top Achiever Business Studies Report 191
(centre), and her mother, receiving her prizes from the following companies:
Future Managers, Sangari SA, ABSA, Dippenaar & Reinecke.
Mr Vuyo Taho (not present) – Top Achiever Engineering Studies
report 191, received awards and prizes from the following companies: Sangari SA,
South African Airways Technical and Transnet (SoE), Future Managers and ABSA.
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.