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
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
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
'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:
||Civil Engineering & Building Construction (NCV)
||Education & Development (NCV)
||Information Technology & Computer Science (NCV)
||Finance, Economics and Accounting (NCV)
||Human Resource Management (Nated)
||Electrical Engineering (Nated)
||Transport & Logistics (NCV)
||Engineering & Related Design (NCV)
||Management Assistant (Nated)
||Mechanical Engineering (Nated)
||Financial Management (Nated)
||Engineering Infrastructure & Construction (NCV)
||Office Administration (NCV)
||Business Management (Nated)
Ndangano Ravhura: Top Achiever in Business Studies.
Top Achiever (National Certificate (Vocational) Nthabiseng
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
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.