A revolution, one weld at a time

A gender revolution has begun in what were exclusively male industries, led by a still-tiny vanguard of women artisans produced by South Africa’s TVET College system.
It’s pretty much a given that any schoolgirl (or schoolboy) asked to describe a  ‘boilermaker’ or ‘shipbuilder’ will not imagine anyone remotely like Lee-Anne Andrews or Candra Pedro, but this is destined to change if they have anything to do with it. And it’s not just because gender prejudice and stereotypes have no place in our democracy.


Embracing the principles of MOT

False Bay TVET College is an active participant in the MOT Programme.  This is a programme that originated in Norway and aims to give students certain tools to help them develop into strong and resilient members of society.  Students undergo MOT Sessions where valuable life skills are shared with the students.  The Vision of MOT is to create a warmer and safer society.  False Bay College has run the MOT programme across all campuses to give students the extra skills to manage themselves and their interactions with other.  The values of the MOT programme are Courage to LIVE, Courage to CARE and Courage to say NO.


Youth Entrepreneurship Expo: Hatchery to Incubator

January 2019, the then Minister of Higher Education, Minister Naledi Pandor indicated that the Department of Higher Education and Training will support President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bold plan to create 257 000 job per annum by promoting entrepreneurship in the post-school sector.


Programme specialisation in the United States of America

Thousands of applications were received, 7 were selected from Africa, including Ms Simnikiwe Ngcawa, the only TVET College representative to participate in the Community College Initiative Programme 2019-2020. 

Simnikiwe will be spending her 25th birthday as a Northampton College Student in Pennsylvania, USA refining her technical skills in Business Management and Administration: Banking and Finance.


SMME Youth Dialogue

False Bay TVET College, Khayelitsha Campus together with the Department of Small Business Development hosted a youth dialogue with College students and young entrepreneurs from the Centre for Entrepreneurship/ Rapid Incubator.  Addressing the challenges facing start-ups and existing youth owned enterprises.