The United Nation Commission on the status of women made an astounding claim in 2014 that Sub-Saharan Africa needed 2,5 million engineers and technicians just to improve access to clean water and sanitiation.
Before COVID-19 reached our shores, many educators in the post-school education and training sector were not convinced of the need for online learning. After all, practical, hands-on experience has always formed the foundation of vocational training.
When Ntombetemba Ngobe got the opportunity to study at False Bay TVET College she grabbed it with both hands and shook out every opportunity to grow that the campus offered. With characteristic modesty, the former 2016 Student Representative Council President insists she got more out of the experience than she put in.
False Bay TVET College graduate Amanda Mbovane only fully realised the value of early childhood development (ECD) when she became a mother. Bringing up her three boys not only brought a mother’s joy but opened her mind to the importance of parental involvement in a child’s early learning, something she knew was lacking in many homes in her community of Philippi East and she decided to make a career of engaging with inquisitive young minds.
The economic disruption and lockdown restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have delivered devastating blows to South Africa’s already ailing economy. Millions of jobs have already been lost and bankruptcies and closures of businesses continue unabated despite government interventions.
False Bay TVET College students seem to have a knack for electing inspirational leaders. Public Management student and current Vice-President of the Student Representative Council, Darren Maybe, became the latest in a long line of student leaders to be recognised when he was awarded the annual MOT Are Hovstad Award at the MOT Annual General Meeting on 30 June 2021.
At a time of almost unprecedented stress and fear, False Bay TVET College’s Fish Hoek Campus held a timely Youth Day pledge event on 14 June 2021 to pay tribute to students who lost their lives and those who are sufferings from illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 across the country.
Imagination. Perseverance. Innovation. Focus on opportunity. Ambition. Relentlessly determined to succeed. These are attributes that not only describe an ideal entrepreneur but are the words that come to mind when people meet 35-year-old Brian Carolissen, False Bay TVET College NC(V) Engineering and Related Design graduate (2012) and founder of Weld Lab, an innovative manufacturing business that is growing despite the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.
False Bay TVET College began participating in Peer2Peer programmes which are all based on the belief that encouraging regular dialogue in the physical and emotional safe space of peer groups will challenge and equip students to take responsibility for their health, well-being and development.
Larry Jantjies, the 2021 Student Representative Council President, is currently pursuing his N5 in Public Management Certificate at the Mitchell’s Plain Campus. Cheryl Martin, the Student Support and Development Services Officer at the Mitchell’s Plain Campus says the 21-year-old originally from the Free State has impressive personal and leadership qualities.
Linamandla Deliwe made quite an impact as a student leader at False Bay TVET College and continues to exemplify the ideal qualities of a College alumnus. He completed his first programme in Safety in Society in 2015 and thereafter the National Certificate in Public Management, which he completed in 2017.
False Bay TVET College (FBC) hosted their first Virtual Open Day on the 4 November 2020. Known for their innovation and pioneering spirit, False Bay TVET College decided to use the Zoom Webinar platform to invite learners, youth, life orientation teachers, and parents to a Virtual Open Day.
It was predicted that demand for passenger vehicles will shrink by approximately 14% in 2020. Despite the decline in the global market, VW McCarthy Parow opted to offer permanent employment for False Bay TVET College graduates Samantha Landelwa Matebe and Eunithia Tshemese.
False Bay TVET College, a future fit educational establishment situated in the Western Cape, embarked on a tender process for a world class Student Information System. While teaching continues through blended learning approach, applications for future intakes could not stop as the need for quality education remains in high demand.
In 2019, the False Bay TVET College Muizenberg Campus, known for its exceptional Hospitality and Catering graduates were approached by the Afternoon Express Show to not only host the competition qualifying heats but to include a selection of N6 Hospitality students to partake in the SABC 3 Taste Master Competition.
False Bay TVET College was intentional when putting measures in place to combat this high level of unemployment by creating an environment for job seekers to aspire to become job creators. The College is currently the only TVET in the Western Cape with a Centre for Entrepreneurship and Rapid Incubator (CfERI).
As part of the College’s strategic goals; to deliver training relevant to the needs of industry and the changing environment, False Bay TVET College recognizes that more must be done to address climate change and global warming. This includes the increased deployment of renewable energy and decarbonising our economies as a matter of urgency.