Africa: The Department of Higher Education and Training held a gala dinner last night to honour those who have championed partnerships with industries and TVET Colleges.
The Gala Dinner followed successful engagements and deliberations during Day 1 of the TVET Colleges and Industry Partnerships Summit, taking place under the theme “TVET college-Industry Partnerships.”
Delivering the keynote address, Deputy Minister Mr Buti Manamela said, “we need to further acknowledge the progress that we have made in changing the TVET Sector over the last 10 to 15 years because there has been tremendous progress that has been made in terms of the quality of education and training that happens in the TVET sector. We have also made progress in terms of the number of participation of students in the TVET sector.”
There has been huge progress in terms of infrastructure development in the sector.
Industries have set up infrastructure in TVET Colleges, trained instructors and hosted students from TVET Colleges when they complete their N6 for their practical training so that they can get their qualifications.
Awards were divided into three categories and awarded as follows:
Category A: Recognition of the Best Performing Host Employers
Position 1 Clicks
Position 2 TFG
Position 3 Vodacom
Category B: Recognition of the Best Performing TVET Colleges
Position 1 South Cape TVET College
Position 2 False Bay TVET College
Position 3 Sekhukhune TVET College
Category C: College with the highest number of local and international partnerships
Position 1 Sedibeng TVET College
Position 2 Nkangala TVET College
Position 3 Kinh Hintsa TVET College