A new approach to teaching and learning during the Pandemic

A new approach to teaching and learning during the Pandemic
Russel Chasingo: False Bay TVET College OLC Co-ordinator

The potential devastation posed by the COVID 19 pandemic ensured that the National Government imposes a national lockdown.  This led to the closure of schools and institutions of higher learning which would have ultimately translated to a halt in learning activities leading to exclusion. Education exclusion leads to diminished economic opportunities which further exacerbates long-term marginalization from mainstream economic activities. As the world continued to grapple with the devastation caused by the COVID 19 pandemic and there being no imminent signs of the destruction abating, the need to adapt and constantly evolve to a new reality became more apparent.

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Ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the Green Sector

Ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the Green Sector
Ms Melanie Vermaak, False Bay TVET College Acting Deputy: Academic Services

False Bay TVET College is aware that the world and especially Africa is feeling the negative consequences of climate change. This disastrous impact will continue to increase and intensify over the coming years. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) report on Climate Change states that in Africa alone, 220 million people are living in drought each year.

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Igniting entrepreneurial aspirations and intent of College students

In April to June 2020, 2.5 million young people aged 15 to 34 were unemployed in South Africa, according to Statistics South Africa. The age group’s unemployment rate was 34.1%. When the expanded definition is considered, the unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 34 rises to 55.2%. This definition includes unemployed people who have given up looking for work. It is further an accepted fact that not all graduates will secure gainful employment in our current shrinking economy.

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Hospitality on Show

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.
The Competition places SA’s hottest culinary talent to the test with a series of challenging tasks, in the hopes of the winner becoming the resident chef on Afternoon Express.

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McCarthy Volkswagen Parow trains for employment

As a result of Covid shutdowns and the economic effects globally, 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.

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