Bridging the skills and employability gap
The skills challenge is not an issue unique to South Africa but rather a worldwide phenomenon. The challenge affects a number of sectors. As a result it requires a holistic response to find lasting solutions both in South Africa and internationally. Capricorn TVET College in conjunction with the British... Read more
Sewing programme empowers residents
CPUT lecturers have contributed their own time and skills to assist disadvantaged individuals empower themselves with a saleable skill. The Technology Station Clothing and Textiles (TSCT) along with the City of Cape Town Enterprise Development Unit have been visiting impoverished communities around the Peninsula, informing them about support they... Read more
From TVET college student to BTech graduate
It has been proven that with a TVET College education, there are no limits to the possibilities. When Gilroy Forbes enrolled at West Coast TVET College, his vision was only to complete a qualification and to get into the labour market. Coming from Saron, a rural town just outside... Read more
Unisa, government MoU: Lasting change for inmates
The formalisation of a fruitful and long-standing relationship—one that has produced thousands of graduates over decades—took place on 9 June 2017. Unisa and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to continue to provide tertiary education for inmates in South Africa’s correctional facilities. The... Read more
Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and ABSA have launched a training intervention, the Advanced Programme in Debt Review (piloted in 2016), with a group of 23 delegates in the banking and credit provider industries successfully completing their training earlier in 2017. Relevant to employees in the banks and... Read more