Ekurhuleni West Technical, Vocational, Education and Training College (EWC) is a public institution regulated by the FET Colleges Act
no 16 of 2006, as amended. It was established in terms of the Further Education and Training Act, Act No .98 of 1998, declared as such by
the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education (Gauteng Province) in terms of a Provincial Gazette Extraordinary (dated 7 December 2001).
Ekurhuleni West TVET College is situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng Province in South Africa. EWC operates
within a broad band and diverse communities and comprises of the following six (6) campuses: Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Kathorus,
(in Katlehong/ Vosloorus/ Thokoza), Kempton (in Kempton Park) and Tembisa.
The name "Ekurhuleni" originates from the geographical and municipal areas (the Southern Service Delivery Regions [SDR]), namely: Germiston
(as regional centre), Alberton, areas of Boksburg, Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus and sections of Freeway Park and the Northern Service Delivery
Region [SDR) namely Kempton Park (as regional centre) Tembisa, Edenvale, including Bedfordview and Primrose, in which the College is situated.
"Ekurhuleni" - means place of peace in Xitsonga. "Ekurhuleni" was taken from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and "West" from the
Western Belt within the Municipal area, where all the campuses are situated.
Message From The Principal's Desk
|Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal
It is with happiness that I welcome you back to Ekurhuleni West TVET
College for the academic year 2018.
Academic performance, in our business, is an internal barometer
reflecting the state of health of the business. I am proud to highlight our
achievement of a subject pass-rate in National Certificate Vocational -
NC(V) - of 83,83% in the 2016 results, and Report 191 Business Studies,
Semester 1 of 2017 - 84,24%; and Engineering Studies, Trimesters 1 and 2 of
2017 - an average of 74,03%. This success indicates a significant number of
our young citizens have learned a new skill, subject by subject. As a
college, we have placed great effort in increasing the work-place based
learning opportunities for our students. To this end, the college has
instituted a synchronised, common database from which studentsí information
is drawn. We have remained mindful of implementing best practices that
reflect our business values and culture to our stakeholders, such as our
Quality Management System based on a myriad of standards, recognised
worldwide; ISO: 9001 of 2008; OHS 18001; ISO: 14001 and ISMS: 27001. It is
noted, with pride, that the college has retained the first two standards in
the previous years in succession, based on SABS annual audits. These quality
standards ensure the highest quality in the manner in which we deliver our
mandate. Further, the college has received a clean financial audit from the
highest office in the country - the National Auditor General. It also
indicates the reason we adopted the following corporate motto for 2018:
'Be Accountable, Regardless'
The college has made significant gains in the area of establishment of
partnerships and linkages with industry. To mention but a few: Fiat Chrysler
Automobile South Africa donated brand new Fiat motor vehicle components
to our Boksburg campus; Volkswagen SA donated eight engines and
gearboxes to our Tembisa campus, and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa
donated four Ford Rangers to our Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa
campuses. Long-standing partnerships with Bosch, Samsung Engineering, LG
Electronics, South African Airways Technical, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan
Municipality, Transnet Engineering, ACTOM, and Emperors Palace have been
maintained. The extent of our success is also indicated by our network of
international partnerships as well as those we have with SETAs with regard to delivery of
scarce skills. We have made successful inroads in expanding our current net
of SETAs (MerSETA; ETDPSeta; W&RSETA, F&PMSeta, EWSETA, BankSETA) to include,
among others, INSETA, in the preparation of the delivery of short term
We also pride ourselves on the completion of capital investment
projects - a mix of refurbishment of our workshops for accreditation, and
building of new infrastructural facilities in line with our mission
statement - opening access, and delivering high quality teaching and learning.
Among these is the completion, to occupation status, of the mega Corporate
precinct near Germiston Campus; the Entrepreneurial Centre at Kathorus, and
the examinations halls at Kempton and Germiston campuses.
I am grateful
for what we have achieved in 2017 and that we continued to walk-the-talk to ensure
maximum achievements, quality and student success.
2018, here we come!!!
Hellen Manakedi Ntlatleng
There are no accommodation facilities availabe for students at EWC.
Special Note: Bursary funds are limited, and not
all students will be successful. Bursaries are not guaranteed and they are
subject to approval and availability of funds. An application for a bursary is
not a guarantee that the bursary will be awarded. Class fees must still be paid
and will then be refunded in the event of a bursary being awarded.