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Crossing borders to strengthen higher education partnerships

False Bay TVET College welcomed Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and the national representatives of the Wholesale and Retail Seta (WRSETA) at the Westlake Campus to purposely share best practices, network and strengthen existing partnerships.

Providing insight into the TVET sector, College Principal Ms Karin Hendricks presented the TVET landscape, while Mr Jeremy Schuster, Academic Head for Occupational Training emphasised the value of the Centres of Specialisation (COS) and the critical role business and industry play in apprenticeship training.

Namibia Wrseta at FBC

False Bay TVET College Staff, Namibia Training Authority (NTA) guests and national representation from the Wholesale and Retail Seta (WRSETA).

Namibia Wrseta at FBCAddressing the purpose of the agenda, Ms Jacqueline Layman, Linkage and Partnerships Manager, provided insight into the College’s SETA and Occupational Training Funding Model. She stated, “When offering a new programme, we consider whether it is on the Scarce and Critical Skills or is it an Occupation in High Demand list. The College also considers the viability of the programme with associated employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.”

Training for student employment. This provided the impetus for the meeting, with each delegation looking for innovative sustainable and effective models to meet the needs of the labour market while accelerating economic development within the National Skills Development Plan.

After the presentations and discussions, the delegates were escorted on a campus tour, showcasing the COS Mechanical Fitting Centre, Electrical Workshops and Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator.

For more information on False Bay TVET College offerings or to partner with us for your training needs, please contact Ms Jacqueline Layman on 021 7870800 or email Jacqueline.Layman@falsebay.org.za

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