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 Acting Principal's Desk

Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazele - A/Principal

May, 2019

A great book says, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Today, I see so many lights that are going to light up the world and shine in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome them. The light I am talking about is our special guests, 'our graduates' who, today, are getting the results of their toil and selfless sacrifice, total dedication and investment in a better future, not only for themselves, but South Africa as a whole.

Programme Director, Ms Duduzile Zwane; College Council Members; Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Regional Manager: Gauteng and Free State; Executive Management of the College; Broad Management Team; Pastor Ngobeni; Mr Given Mkhari, who is our guest speaker; The Afro Tenors; College Partners; sponsors of the top achievers; invited guests; staff of EWC; Ladies and Gentlemen; good afternoon.

I am intensely grateful to you for choosing to celebrate the accomplishments of our students who are now graduating in this month in which we are celebrating Africa month. As Africans, we celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the African Union, from its creation in 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in a global environment.

Today, I am proud to say that the college is conferring graduates who are going to add to the pool of the work force that is going to continue to fight the ailments and challenges that the continent is facing, which are joblessness, moral decay, poverty and crime, in quest of achieving the aspirations of the African Union. By do so, we will be building the Africa that we and all Africans want.

Graduates and parents, we acknowledge the fact that you endured some difficult circumstances, where you, as parents, would sacrifice lots of things to make it possible for your children attain their qualifications; and we know that you, graduates, have committed long hours of hard work and made sacrifices for you to be where you are now. We really acknowledge that the journey for some of you was not rosy; it was difficult, but you thrived through.

My beloved graduates, through the indisputable power of your achievements, everyone who is witnessing this ceremony today can ascertain that this declares the dawn of a new era in your lives.

Now that you hold your qualifications, use them to transform your surroundings for the better. As graduates you should be committed to use the knowledge and skills you acquired to help South Africa to realise the 2030 vision of the National Development Plan. The country is looking up to you who are graduating here today to take the lead in raising employment through faster economic growth. We look to you to be at the forefront of the necessary transformation of our economy by either becoming part of the workforce or establishing your own businesses, and creating work for other people. I am certain that if you direct your skills, knowledge, ingenuity and consciousness, as a country, we will be on the right track to the eradication of poverty.

Ladies and gentlemen, our country is facing lots of challenges and scourges, from unemployment, to poverty, gender-based crime, crime in general and moral decay. We are crossing our fingers with hope that these graduates will assist the country to thrive through these plaques that are ravaging our country. We are hoping that they will become the light and the salt of the earth. We all know that the light outshines the darkness and that salt brings flavour to food or that salt is a flavour enhancer.

Read more at: Principal's Message.

Please Note:

There are no accommodation facilities available for students 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.

ISO Policies

EWC's ISO Policies are available upon request. For Information Security purposes they are classified as Internal and not Public, and therefore not displayed on the Website.

  • ISO 9001: 2015
  • ISO 18001: 2007
  • ISO 14001: 2015
  • ISO 27001: 2013

Issuing of policies will be upon request to the Quality Manager, who will only issue such policies after a confidentiality statement has been signed.


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Registrations & Important Dates

The next enrolment dates are as follows:
  • 2020 Enrolment Dates - To Be Advised Soon

Vacancies At EWC

07January 2020

There are vacancies currently being advertised. For more information about the vacancies, please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left, or click here: Vacancies.

EWC Students Graduate

30 & 31 May 2019

More than 1300 graduates were conferred at Ekurhuleni West TVET College's 15th Graduation Ceremony, held on the 30th and 31st of May, 2018, at the Transnet School of Excellence Hall in Kempton Park. Graduates included students from all six campuses of the college, graduating in both National Certificate (Vocational) and National N Diploma.

Read the full story here: EWC TVET College Graduation 2019.

Samsung Academy Graduation

April 2019

Samsung Academy hosted a successful graduation ceremony at EWC's Boksburg Campus hall, where over 160 students from TVET Colleges and Technical High Schools graduated, in April 2019.

Samsung Electronics Academy provides hands-on skills training, at no cost, to grade 10 - 12 students from Technical High Schools and TVET Colleges in Gauteng. Samsung Electronics’ initiative also supports the South African government’s drive to address the problem of youth unemployment, by ensuring that qualifying students are provided with job opportunities within the electronic industry. More students enrol yearly on the programme to bridge the technical skills gap amongst underprivileged young South Africans.

Read the full story here: Samsung Academy Graduation.

EWC Hosts SA-China Enterprise & Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair Expo

April 2019

The Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Boksburg Campus hosted more 40 Chinese companies operating in South Africa for the inaugural South Africa-China Enterprise and Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair, organised in partnership with the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre (CCIEEC). The event was held in April 2019.

Read the full story here: EWC Hosts SA-China Job Fair Expo.

EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition

February 2019

Ntsako Shidzinga and Melanie De Lange, who represented EWC and Gauteng TVET Colleges in Restaurant Services and Food Preparation and Cooking at the competition respectively, walked away with gold medals in their fields, and will be representing South Africa at the International World Skills Competition, to be staged in Kazan, Russia, around August 2019.

Read the full story here: EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition.


April 2019

Ekurhuleni West TVET College and NAFCOC (National African Federation of Commerce and Industry) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 12 April 2019. The signing took place at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubation at EWC's Kathorus campus.In her welcome address, Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazela, Acting Principal EWC, expressed her appreciation of the work that had resulted in NAFCOC and EWC signing the MOU. She welcomed NAFCOC as one of the many partners that the college already has. She said that partnerships are key drivers in broadening the service scope of the Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Read the full story here: EWC and NAFCOC Sign MoU.

Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation

March 2019

In a quest to learn more about South African TVET Colleges, an American delegation, led by Dr Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, a professor and Director of the Learning Systems Institute in Florida University, and Dr Vilma Fuentes, an Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Fé College, visited Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Tembisa Campus, in March 2019. Their visit forms part of an exchange programme between the Department of State of the United States of America, and the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa, with a view to establishing Community Colleges in South Africa.

Read the full story here: Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation.

Inauguration Of New Boksburg Campus Buildings

March 2019

On the 13th of March 2019, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Buti Manamela, officially inaugurated Ekurhuleni West TVET College (EWC) – Boksburg Campus' newly built Hall, Staff Room and Media Centre. Hon. Manamela was joined by the Gauteng and Free State Acting Regional Manager, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, the Chairperson of College Council, Dr Mpho Mohlala, as well as other dignitaries from different sectors.

For the full story, click here: New Boksburg Campus Buildings.


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