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.

Principal's Address - Year-end Function 2017

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

19 October 2017 - St. George's Hotel

Programme Director, Vusi Thembekwayo; Chairperson of the College Council. Dr Mpho Mohlala and Council members present; Management and staff of EWC, ladies and gentlemen - good afternoon

It is that time of the year when we come together as a family to take stock of what EWC had for us over 2017. Each and every one of us should be in a position to ask oneself on the contribution made to make EWC, a leading college in South Africa.

We are just coming back from 2018-2021 Strategic Planning Review - which was a challenging exercise. In it, we were also reviewing Imagination of EWC in 2020. I hope that we remember that our Corporate Motto for 2017 was to Imagine the Possibilities.

"If you cannot imagine it – you cannot do it."

We will all agree that this does not need negative energy, which some of us have perfected the art thereof. Maybe we should ask ourselves once more if our negative energy is engraved somewhere to be able to be rewarded.

Allow me to remind you that in 2015-2016 our Business Motto was:

"If it is not visible, it is not measurable."

I can attest to the fact that Management has been able to produce evidence - actually scrolls and scrolls of the work done, for history to judge them fairly. I am forever indebted against you - ladies and gentlemen.

I am immensely proud of the work the college has been able to produce over the years and in 2017. We have displayed that TVET Colleges are at the centre of the Skills revolution of the country. Everybody in the sector and business world likes to associate themselves with EWC. Let us always remind ourselves that the student is in the centre of the college. We have produced a cohort of cadres, ready for the market.

Let us agree that EWC was built by a collective of us, and no individual, or individuals, will destroy us - from the grounds to the classroom. We are as strong as our weakest link. In whatever we do, let us avoid complacency, because we will be destroying our own souls.

In 2017, in particular - as I go down memory lane - there are a number of things to be proud of, namely:

  • EWC was able to send nine (9) students to the World Skills Competition South Africa, at the Durban ICC, representing Gauteng.
  • EWC was also able to host the Gauteng chapter of the World Skills Competition in our state-of-the-art kitchens.
  • Five (5) of EWC's lecturers were judges at the Albert Lethuli International Convention Centre - all from Germiston Campus - thanks very much.
  • At the end of the competition, we received two (2) silver medals in Mechatronics... 2nd to BMW - and in Electrical Installation, with a difference of one (1) mark from a private Training Centre in KZN.
  • EWC was among the nine (9) Public TVET colleges in the country to receive a clean audit from the Auditor General – we even received an award from the AG.
  • EWC recently received two (2) awards at the DHET Imbizo from the Minister’s office for being:
    • The best Financially Managed College;
    • The most progressive college in the artisan development field.
  • EWC was able to receive many donations from external funders, namely,
    • Three (3) Ford Rangers from Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa Campuses).
    • Fiat Chrysler South Africa - parts of vehicles to be able to build three (3) cars (Boksburg Campus).
    • Engines from Volkswagen - about eight (8) donated (to Tembisa Campus).
    • ReadytoWear clothes and ReadytoWork training from ABSA (from the CEO herself,  Maria Ramos) as part of the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa's project.
  • We were able to refurbish and equip the following engineering workshops:
    • Fitting and Turning at Kathorus Campus;
    • Electrical on DSPP Project at Tembisa Campus funded by DHET;
    • Electrical at Kempton Campus;
    • Welding at Kathorus Campus.

    I am proud to mention that they are all state-of-the-art equipment. Please make use of them and leave excuses that you were not trained.

  • Refurbishment of the Germiston Hall has been concluded.
  • EWC was able to complete construction of the Enterprise Hub at Kathorus Campus - hope the CfE is excited about a number of projects that would be taking place there.
  • EWC has started with a number of new building constructions e.g.:
    • Building of the Resource Centre and Auditorium at Boksburg Campus - construction at 50%.
    • Building of the Student Support Centre at Kathorus Campus – construction is at 40%.
    • Construction of the Hall and Auditorium was started a week ago.
    • Extension of all Engineering workshops at Tembisa Campus - handover to contractor has taken place.
    • Construction of the brick wall at Tembisa Campus is at 90%.

Read the full message here: Principal's Message.

Please Note:

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.


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Quicklinks / Important Numbers

  • National Anti-corruption Forum: 0800 701 701
  • DHET Hotline: 0800 202 933
  • Enquiries: Call 0861 EWC 111 (0861 392 111)
    (09 Jan 2017 - Temporarily out of order
    Please use 082 569 6329 until further notice.)
  • Online Enquiries: EWC Enquiry form
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Registrations & Important Dates

Please Note: 
The next registration dates are:
    07 May 2018
    16 July 2018
    03 September 2018


13 February 2018

Vacancies are being advertised. Please go to VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left for more information, or click here: Vacancies.


11 January 2017

EWCBID 01/2018 - Supply, delivery and installation of servers, desktops, terminals, keyboards and monitors - is being advertised. Click on TENDERS in the menu at left for more information, or click here: Tenders.

2017 CEO Business Plan Competition

November 2017

Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s aspiring entrepreneurs were dared to break the chains of norms set out within the business fraternity. This was guidance offered by the keynote speaker, Phaswane Motshana, at the third Annual CEO Business Plan Competition Awards held in Germiston on November the 10th. Phaswane, is a self-made millionaire from Ga-Mabintane in Limpopo Province, trading in car rentals amongst other business ventures. The speaker dismissed the notion that entrepreneurs don’t sleep while acknowledging the field is about exploring opportunities and believing in one’s own ideas. He said most businesses do not fail because the idea was not right, but usually because the timing was not right. One of the norms he discouraged was the trend of quitting businesses due to lack of funding and the non-flexibility displayed by most budding entrepreneurs.

For the full story, click here: Business Plan Competition.

EWC's Latest College Newsletter

24 October 2017

EWC's latest newsletter is now available on this website. Click on EWC NEWSLETTERS in the menu on the left, and update yourself on all the latest Campus news.

EWC Hosts Youth Imbizo

June 2017

The Department of Correctional Services, in conjunction with the Gauteng Department of Community Safety and Ekurhuleni Municipality, held a youth Imbizo at Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Kathorus campus in June 2017. The aim of the Imbizo was the mobilization of students and the community to rise, and contribute meaningfully to the creation of crime free zones and also to encourage students to refrain from criminality and substance abuse, as youth are key in the quest to build safe and secure societies.

For the full story, click here: Youth Imbizo.

EWC Diploma Ceremony 2017

May 2017

Seven hundred and ninety-four (794) graduates were conferred at the 13th edition of Ekurhuleni West TVET College's Graduation Ceremony, held on 26 May 2017.

For the full story, click here: Diploma Ceremony 2017.

World Skills South Africa

February 2017

EWC brings home two silver medals from World Skills South Africa, held in February 2017, in Durban. 19-Year-old Kyle Ritchie, a Boksburg Campus Electrical Engineering student, ended one position short of a place in the World Skills Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi later in the year.

For the full story, click here: World Skills South Africa.

Mandela Day 2017

18 July 2017

Ekurhuleni West TVET College commemorates Mandela Day with the launch of its 2nd annual Mandela Day "Build a House" Programme.

This year, the college, together with sponsors, employees, students and neighbours, renovated a house in Kaalfonein near Tembisa. The house belongs to an orphaned Tembisa Campus student, who lives with her brother.

Read the full article here: Mandela Day 2017.

The EWC Mandela Day 2017 team, hard at work renovating the home of an orphaned EWC student.

Social Media Campaign Against Gender-based Crimes

June 2017

Ekurhuleni West TVET College embarked on a social media campaign against gender-based crimes, targeting mostly young women. This comes in the wake of the murders of several women and children in the country in recent weeks. Messages were communicated by the College Principal, College Council Chairperson and the College Educational Psychologist.

Send your message of support to affected parties on our social network handles:

Facebook - Ekurhuleni West TVET College/a>

Twitter - @EWCTVET

The campaign runs under two hashtags:


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Ford Rangers for EWC's Mechanical Workshops

May 2017

The Ford Motor Company has donated Ford Rangers to EWC. The 3 automatic transmission vehicles are to be used to enhance teaching and training at the motor mechanic workshops for Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa Campuses. This is in addition to the one donated in 2014 for Germiston Campus. The American multinational automaker is one of the college’s strategic partners, a relationship managed within the Partnerships and Linkages department, headed by Mr Raymond Dladla.

A Ford Ranger being delivered to the Kathorus Campus's mechanical workshop.

See more: Ford Rangers for EWC's Mehanical Workshops.

EWC's First Female SRC President!!

April 2017

While South Africa is divided on whether the country is ready for a woman president, Zanele Mndaweni has ascended to the driving seat of the College’s Student Representative Council. The twenty-one-year-old's climb to the prestigious seat marked an end to the customary male domination in the history of the College since its merger in 2003, to make her the first female Executive SRC President. Ekurhuleni West TVET College is known for its progressive transformation in terms of woman empowerment, as three out of four Executive Managers are women.

Zanele Mndaweni, EWC's SRC Executive President, 2017.

See more: EWC's First Female SRC President.

Absa ReadyToWork Initiative

March 2017

Absa responded to the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'adopt a TVET college' plea by partnering with Ekurhuleni West TVET College on the 'ReadytoWork' initiative. The Deputy President has called on companies across all sectors of the economy to adopt a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college to help with skills development and job creation.

The ReadytoWork programme is an Absa Corporate Social Investment project aimed at equipping young people with the skills required to transit from a world of education into a world of work. The programme focuses on the four key areas of people skills, work skills, money skills and entrepreneurship skills. Students can work through the online programme at their own pace, or as part of a more structured programme, supported by trained facilitators and additional resources.

Mr Fiks Dlamini, Absa Head of Public Sector, addressing students at the launch of the Absa ReadyToWork initiative.Ready To Work

See more: Absa ReadyToWork Initiative.


FCA Urges Students To Perfect Their Skills By Practice

February 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa’s Richard Sloman urged Ekurhuleni West TVET College students to learn by practice if they are to perfect their skills. Mr Sloman, FCA’s head of Public Relations, was addressing the college students at a car components donation handover function, held in February at EWC's Boksburg campus. The Italian-controlled multinational corporation donated brand new Fiat motor vehicle components, valued at R600 000, to the automotive workshop to help students with practical studies. The components comprised the wherewithal to build a car with the exclusion of the body. The majority of the components came from their subsidiary car parts company, Mopar.

The world’s seventh-largest auto maker vowed to make available their personnel for technical support, and also encouraged the college to send students and lecturers to their service centres and plant in Rosslyn to enhance their skills development.

See more: Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa Donation.


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