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.

Professional Development of Campus Managers of TVET Colleges

July 2016

I am here to give emphasis to the commitment principals have to support Campus Managers in working together to strengthen Technical and Vocational Education and Training. All fifty colleges are part of this programme in different ways.

Let us agree that over the past two decades, colleges have been experiencing a lot of change. There has been always a "new landscape for colleges." Whilst we understand that there is nothing as permanent as change and see the bigger picture, the route is often not smooth. This has led to many of us not coping, whilst others ran faster. These started with Act no. 98 of 98; after colleges were regulated differently, merging followed with mixed feelings, colleges not accepting each other. Then Act no.16 of 2006, when colleges became employers without a purse, NC (V) introduced rapidly, and then migration with the CET Act no.16 of 2006, as amended. These winds of change also came, not only with name changes, but surely didn’t leave us unscathed. All these changes were also followed by consultants and some became overnight experts. We learnt to swim throughout because we dare not sink… now it is the time to leave and make a meaningful change on our own.

Read the full message here: Principal's Message.

Top Performing Students Awarded at Diploma Ceremony

20 May 2016

Multitudes gathered at the Transnet Hall in Esselen Park for Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Diploma Ceremony held on 20 May 2016. More than eight hundred graduates were conferred, with fifteen of them rewarded for outstanding academic excellence. The cream of the crop were awarded trophies, cash prizes and internships from various sponsors allied to the college.

Ndangano Ravhura, Moses Rampora and Nthabiseng Mashinini were further crowned overall top achievers in varied streams of Business Studies, Engineering Studies and National Certificate (Vocational) respectively. The trio were received with great ululations from a cheering crowd attending the prestigious ceremony.

Rewarded: Moses Rampora is flanked by sponsors, college council chairperson and executive management representative. Photo: Mardo Fotos.

College council chairperson, Dr. Mpho Mohlala added his voice in assuring graduates and their parents that an education path is a step closer to a better future. In his address, Dr. Mohlala alluded to a common consensus that hard work pays when he said, "Today, you are getting the results of your toil and selfless sacrifice, total dedication and investment to a better future, not only for yourselves but South Africa as a whole.

"You have indeed done your best while at the college and are now graduating and reaping what you have sown.

"I must say that you now surely have a better understanding of the course you had enrolled in. My belief is that most of you might have undergone practical tutorials in your different fields of studies at the college."

The guest speaker on the day, Mr. Joel Sekoala of Bavumile ICT Solutions, emphasized the importance of giving back to the college and communities where one was capacitated, by encouraging graduates to contribute meaningfully. Mr. Sekoala outlined institutions of higher education and training as institutions which have an extended duty of making society work.

A spirited Joel Sekoala sharing wisdom with graduates at the diploma ceremony.

'It is for a reason these institutions are intellectual human capital development for the development of South Africa as a country. It is through acquiring relevant knowledge that we can overcome shortfalls that we encounter as nation to emerge victorious in our lifetime," Sekoala said.

The speaker pleaded with graduates to do what is reasonably necessary to equip themselves beyond graduations, and to contribute to the country’s economic growth by seeking entrepreneurial opportunities that are made available by the college through its Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Below is an alphabetical list of the top achievers:

Name: Discipline (Program):
Argentina Mashilwane Management (NCV)
Desiree Mapulang Civil Engineering & Building Construction (NCV)
Happiness Ngwenya Education & Development (NCV)
Johanna Kgaripane Information Technology & Computer Science (NCV)
Lerato Mashilo Finance, Economics and Accounting (NCV)
Lesedi Phoku Human Resource Management (Nated)
Lirumo Ramaisha Electrical Engineering (Nated)
Lungile Dlamini Transport & Logistics (NCV)
Masipa Nakane Engineering & Related Design (NCV)
Matlatso Hlapane Management Assistant (Nated)
Moses Rampora Mechanical Engineering (Nated)
Ndangano Ravhura Financial Management (Nated)
Neo Dichabe Hospitality (NCV)
Nthabiseng Mashinini Engineering Infrastructure & Construction (NCV)
Nthabiseng Molefe Office Administration (NCV)
Tinus Mokgehle Business Management (Nated)

Ndangano Ravhura: Top Achiever in Business Studies.

Top Achiever (National Certificate (Vocational) Nthabiseng Mashinini.

Awards were sponsored by: Future Managers, Macmillan, Seyfferdt Publishers, Kriel N Bismillah, SAAT, Sangari, Transnet SoE, VMR Architect, Tsheare Kitchen, Nala Consulting, Hope & Dreams Trading 21 and Dippenaar & Reinecke.


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

  • To be advised.

Student applications for 2017 are now open, until 29 October 2016. Access the application form below.

Vacancies at EWC

18 October 2016

Vacancies are being advertised. For more information, please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu to the left of the page, or click here: Vacancies.

Student Applications for 2017

Applications for admittance to EWC in 2017 are now open. The closing date for applications is 29 October 2016. Download the application form here: EWC Application Form 2017.

EWC Strategic Planning

September 2016

Ekurhuleni West TVET College management once again gathered at the Fairway Hotel to review their Strategic Plan (2016 - 2019) and Operational Plan 2016, wherein their Corporate Motto was:

"If it is not visible, it is not measureable."

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, EWC Principal and CEO

Every division and unit was there to account through evidence to all stakeholders, including College Council, and make a commitment for Strategic Plans for 2017 - 2020 and an Operational Plan for 2017. They needed to "imagine the possibilities" in greening the college and energy saving.

Staff were encouraged by the Chairperson of the College Council, Dr Mpho Mohlala, and the Principal and CEO, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, to imagine beyond measures, and to leave traditional methods.

The Corporate Motto adopted for 2017 is:

"If you cannot imagine it, you cannot do it."

See more: EWC Strategic Planning 2017 - 2020.

Training Artisans

September 2016

College Contributes To The Vision Of Producing 30,000 Artisans By 2030

Ms Pearl Gamede in the Fitting & Turning Workshop.

On its mission of contributing to the National Development Plan’s mandate of producing 30 000 artisans by the year 2030, Ekurhuleni West TVET College has launched a programme to train ten of its NC(V) Level 4 graduates in the Fitting and Turning trade. The training is scheduled for a period between May 2016 and April 2018. The ten will join the twenty-one apprentice Electricians and Motor Mechanics in a merSETA funded apprenticeship. By producing Fitting and Turning artisans, the college will be aiding in reducing the scourge of skills shortage within the trade.

Students will spend a quarter of their twenty-four months training at the college for theoretical and practical lessons which will be followed by eighteen months at a merSETA accredited training centre for practical placements. Subsequent to passing trade tests, trainees will be certified as qualified artisans. 

Read the whole article here: Training 30,000 Artisans By 2030.

Mandela Day 2016

July 2016

Students Put Skills To The Test In Honour Of Madiba

Electrical Engineering students, Evans Mojapelo and Lefa Makhubedu, re-wiring the house of a fellow student.

Ekurhuleni West TVET College has clubbed together with a couple of stakeholders to renovate a child-headed home in Villa Liza, Boksburg. The dilapidated RDP house is headed by a student of the college, enrolled at its Boksburg Campus. The house is a home to two brothers and a sister who lost both their parents ten years ago. The children survive only on child support grants. The renovation of the house by the college forms part of the month-long activities of making everyday a Mandela day. The International Mandela Day was declared by the United Nations in 2008. The college has roped in its Electrical and Civil Engineering studies students to take part in the renovations in order to afford them first-hand experience in the workplace under the tutelage of professionals on site. Staff members contributed food parcels to relieve the indigent family of hunger, and to mainly provide a beacon of hope to the other 15 child-headed families within the area. 

Read the whole article here: Mandela Day 2016.

EWC Hosts HRDC Meeting

06 November 2015

Ekurhuleni West TVET College hosted the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) meeting at its newly built green building Corporate Centre in Germiston, Legae House, on 06 November 2015, to the amusement of South Africa’s Deputy President, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa.

Prior to the meeting, the Deputy President, flanked by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr. Blade Nzimande, Minister of Women in the Presidency, Ms Suzan Shabangu, Deputy Minister of Labour, Inkosi Patekile Holomisa, HRDC Council and the college executives, toured EWC’s state-of-the-art Automotive Repairs and Machining, and Fitting and Turning workshops. 

Palesa Hlalele demonstrating her prowess in the automotive workshop to the Deputy President and chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, and other Council members.

To read the full report, click here: EWC Hosts HRDC Meeting.

CEO Business Plan Awards 2015

23 October 2015

Entrepreneurship was a trending word during Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s CEO Business Plan Awards held at its Kathorus Campus on Friday, 23 October 2015. The CEO Business Plan Awards is a new phenomenon in the Technical Vocational Education and Training sector with EWC taking a lead.

CEO Business Plan Award winners.

To read the full report, click here: CEO Business Plan Awards 2015.

EWC Fun Run/Walk 2015

12 September 2015

On Saturday, 12 September 2015, Ekurhuleni West TVET College hosted a 5km Fun Run/Walk that took place at EWC's Kathorus Campus. The theme for the event was, "Substance Abuse kills (Nyaope, Wunga)." The Fun Run served as a charitable event aimed at raising awareness about the substance abuse.

A group picture of some of the runners/walkers. To read the full report, click here: Fun Run/Walk 2015.

Environmental Practice Learnership Graduation Ceremony

September 2015

The Environmental Affairs Department and Ekurhuleni West TVET College hosted a graduation ceremony for a recently completed Environmental Practice Learnership programme at Birchwood Hotel Conference Centre. The Director-General of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, and the Principal of Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, presented 94 unemployed youth graduates, who had successfully completed the Environmental Practice Learnership programme, with certificates.

The Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left), and the Director General of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, presenting an Environmental Practice Learnership Programme graduate with her certificate.. To read the full report, click here: Environmental Practice Learnership Graduation.




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