Acting Principal's Message

Welcome Message

Mr Peter Mudau - Acting Principal

Staff Diary - January 2024

2023 has been a notable year for the College. We have seen the improvement of the results with a pass of 88.06% on NCV; 88.21% on Report 191 Business Studies and a staggering achievement of 68.94% on Report 191 Engineering Studies.

The college had for the first time recognised 60 of its produced artisans at 2023 graduation ceremony.

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation presented EWC with "The Best College in the CISCO Networking" at the 2023 Top Performing TVET Colleges Awards, the college. The award was in recognition of placing students with industry. We are indeed contributing to skilling our students to support employment as set out in the country's Human Resource Development Strategy 2010-2030. We have seen a sharp increase in the number of students being placed in companies and other institutions for Work Integrated Learning or Experiential Learning. Of course, we did not do this alone but with the involvement of our stakeholders and companies that continue to support us in this course. On behalf of the college, I really appreciate this remarkable assistance by industry.

In 2023, The department of Higher Education and Training entrusted the college with the huge responsibility of planning and organizing two (2) major events, which were: the BRICS TVET President Forum (international event). The event was a build-up to the 15th BRICS Summit that was to be chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa in August 2023; and the Launch of the Hairdressing Occupational Programme by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande. As a college, we have excellently delivered those events beyond their expectation.

The recognition and the trust we have gained show that we are making prominent strides in elevating the college to the next level on issues of academic, branding and promotion of the college.

The efforts to place the college in strategic positions to continue to modernise, and upgrade our delivery, in response to the growing and changing demands for economic growth and social development, is still high on our priorities. It is our wish that in future, we need to begin offering distance learning to accommodate those students who may not always be physically present in class, and those who cannot find space in fulltime classes. With that, we will be responding to the need of so many prospective students who do not have access to TVET education and Training due to other challenges and limited resources.

As the acting principal of Ekurhuleni West TVET College, allow me to gratefully acknowledge the commitment demonstrated and support given by the Council, Management, and the entire staff in determining the college's future, through the Strategic and Operational plans to which I commit completely.

As we gear up for 2024, I would like to urge us all to put our hands on the deck in pursuit of achieving our vision of becoming the leading college. Let us hold our hands together, pushing to take EWC forward. I also encourage everyone of us to work together for the betterment of the college. Where it is deemed necessary, please extend your help with ideas which will help the college in achieving its vision of becoming a leading college in SA. Helen Keller once said, "Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much." I fully agree with this conception, as I am a firm believer in working together.

I hope that your renewed energy and determination will assist the college to move further forward. It will be a long journey; but a journey we must all undertake, with uncompromising determination and haste.

Let us all make EWC shine.

Peter Mudau
Acting Principal


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