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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.

From The Acting Principal's Desk

Mr Peter Mudau - A/Principal

The Will To Learn

October 2020

Today, I stand before you as one of your own, indebted by our collective experience of the unprecedented, and unexpected, effect of lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on our lives, and livelihoods through the College. I am also humbled and appreciative of the task now bestowed on me, to lead EWC College during this time of uncertainty, to navigate through the new normal and fly into the future as reflective in our theme Find us in the Cloud!

Colleagues, we come from an era that pushed us to dig deep for excellence while remaining accountable regardless. The experience of lock-down disruption over the past 6 months has seen us drawing strength strongly from this culture. We remained resilient, accountable and dug deep for innovation as we swung the delivery of our programmes to online digital platforms. We were the first College to implement a teaching and learning system called Brightspace. We remained accountable to our key clients, our students and their parents. Consistent communication among us and our clients, and the adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols were our critical weapons that helped us to stay alive, with some measure of business continuity.

Let us, however, agree that while our responses were the appropriate ones, they were, however, done in a haste. We now need to pause and re-strategize, communicate the new direction clearly, bring-in the needed resources and capacity building programmes that will ensure that no-one is left behind.

The new world normal that we live in today requires us to have a deep-seated will to learn. Such an attitude allows us to strive for help timeously, to bring in new talents and competences demanded by the new economy.

As we reflect and chart our new way, let us not be limited by what we know, or what we can do at present, but let our plans be indicative of the journey we are to run in learning new ways of delivering our technical, practical-based programmes remotely, providing a new experience of learning technical vocation anywhere, anytime. This is our new major challenge indeed. Let our plans be indicative of the learning journey we are opening ourselves to, to be able to remotely support our students academically, psychologically and financially. Automating our application and registration processes, conducting authentic online assessments, collection of results and seamless reporting on academic progress accessible by both staff and students anytime and anywhere.

Colleagues, parallel to being a continuously learning organization, we need to change our mindset from, "I have to do this activity" to "I am accountable for this specific outcome."

Being accountable is something we choose to be. It is an empowering concept, a place to stand. It is a commitment that you safely see to it's end, regardless of the circumstances. It is a self-declared ownership of the whole, and that declaration gives you power to act in any circumstance. Obstacles are simply part of the path to making it happen, and no stone is left unturned.

To read the whole message, please click here: Principal's Message.

Please Note:

There are no accommodation facilities available for students at EWC.

Bursaries

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.

ISO Policies

EWC's ISO Policies are available upon request. For Information Security purposes they are classified as Internal and not Public, and therefore not displayed on the Website.

  • ISO 9001: 2015
  • ISO 18001: 2007
  • ISO 14001: 2015
  • ISO 27001: 2013

Issuing of policies will be upon request to the Quality Manager, who will only issue such policies after a confidentiality statement has been signed.

 

Quicklinks / Important Numbers

Online Applications

New Student Applications

To  apply online, please click here: Online Applications - New Students.

Only use this link if you are applying to study at EWC for the first time. Please UPLOAD the required documents: ID, Results, Proof of Residence. If you need an NSFAS bursary, you must also upload proof of income and parents' / legal guardians' IDs.

Returning Student Applications

To apply online, please click here: Online Applications - Returning Students.

Use this link to apply if you are already an EWC student and are returning to do another semester or trimester.

12 Months Learnership Programme

16 October 2020

The college is offering a 12 month Learnership Programme in the Short Term Insurance sector. For more information, and to see if you qualify, please click here: 12 Month Learnership Programme.

Vacancies at EWC

25 November 2020

Vacancies are being advertised. For more information, please go to VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu at left, or click here: Vacancies.

Back To Campus Booklet

25 May 2020

All students - please read: Back to Campus Booklet

Holding Statement - Fake News On WhatsApp Audio

05 April 2020

For Immediate Release

It has come to the attention of the college management that there is a WhatsApp audio that is doing rounds informing students that a meeting was held to come up with strategies for distributing laptops and data to all EWC students, and that students need to register their current residential addresses onto the link provided on the WhatsApp.

The College is distancing itself from this WhatsApp audio that contains false information. We, therefore call on all students to disregard the content of the WhatsApp audio. We also plead to all the students to not continue forwarding such audio that contains bogus information.

Considering the gravity of this matter, the college will report this matter to the police for further investigation.

Please click here to read the full statement from College management: Holding Statement.

Free Study Guides

26 March 2020

During this difficult time we are all facing, it is important, as our President said, to all play our part. With this in mind, Future Managers has taken the step to offer free electronic study guides to all Colleges for three months.

Now you can confidently study and navigate your course with the learning roadmap the guide provides.

For more information about the guides and how to access them, click on the following links:

Future Managers Free Study Guides.

How To Download The Free Study Guides.

Other Important Study Links

07 April 2020

MacMillan Lecturers & Students Downloads.

MacMillan (prepexam.co.za) Nated & NCV Exam Question Papers & Memoranda.

Ask Archie Education - TVET Programme

EWC, Absa & PWC Join Hands To Skill Students

September 2020

In a bid to provide skills to its students, Ekurhuleni West TVET College held its first ever virtual Employability Skills Workshop at its six campuses for students who are currently doing NC(V) Level 4. The Employability Skills Workshop, held in September 2020, was the first ever workshop in the TVET sector to be hosted virtually, using Microsoft Teams. It was hosted in partnership with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and Absa, and was facilitated by the experts from both these companies.

The full report can be read here: Virtual Employability Skills Workshop.

EWC Mourns The Loss Of Four Students

29 September 2020

On 29 September 2020, a memorial service was held at Ekurhuleni West TVET College's Alberton Campus for Tebogo Motloung, Kgotso Molaba and Kamogelo Motloung who were involved in an accident whilst travelling together in Alberton on Monday, 21 September 2020. Also remembered was Sihle Mashiqa who passed on as a result of natural causes the week before.

More about the service can be read here: Memorial Service.

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela Visits EWC's Germiston Campus

05 June 2020

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Hon. Buti Manamela, paid the college a special visit on Friday, 05 June 2020, to ensure the college was ready to welcome back students from June 10 onwards. The purpose of the visit was to monitor the state of readiness and progress towards the planned phased return of students to the college.

Read the full story here: Deputy Minister's Visit.

 

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