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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.

Message From The Acting Principal's Desk

Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazele - A/Principal

College Reopening - Welcome Message

01 June 2020

The world is facing a health medical emergency; it is in crisis mode due to the coronavirus outbreak. The way this epidemic is spreading, it is without doubt that no one is immune from it. The epidemic is a global problem which needs every one of us to respond to it.

On 15 March 2020, His Excellency, President Ramaphosa, declared coronavirus a National State of Disaster. This was followed by the implementation of a national lock down, which has been in effect since midnight on 26 March 2020, and was extended to 31 May 2020. The intention of this drastic measure is to "flatten the curve" and contain the spread of the coronavirus to enable healthcare workers to effectively treat those affected as well as ensuring that the country is ready to deal with the epidemic.

On 23 May 2020, Dr Blade Nzimande announced that at COVID-19 alert level 3, which starts on 01 June 2020, following the President's announcement of lowering the alert level 4 to level 3, Higher Education institutions will resume their teaching and learning.

On that note, it is such a great pleasure to welcome all the staff and students back from the lock down. I must say that it will not be easy to continue with teaching and learning as we used to before the emergence of the COVID-19 epidemic. As a college, we will introduce new ways of teaching and learning, and the way we operate, as guided by the COVID-19 regulations and protocols.

The college is ready to conduct its business while ensuring that it combats the spread of the disease. The following measures are in place:

  • A steering committee, to deal with all issues concerning COVID-19, has been established.
  • Rigorous daily screening methods are in place.
  • The college will provide masks and sanitisers to staff and students to use to combat or reduce the spread of the virus.
  • Perspex shield screens have been installed at the reception of all EWC campuses.
  • COVID-19 screening booths have been installed at all EWC campuses.
  • All the work areas and classrooms have been disinfected.
  • Measures to create awareness are in place.
  • All lecturers, support staff and students will be inducted on the new reopenng guidelines.
  • The college will keep on informing all its staff and students about the epdemic developments.

As announced by the minister, the college wll resume its operations in this manner:

Management and staff will return to work as follows:

Staff Dates
Line Managers 01 June 2020
Heads of Divisions
Support Staff
03 June 2020
Report 191 Engineering Studies Lecturers 08 June 2020
Report 191 Business Studies Lecturers 11 June 2020
NC(V) Lecturers 23 June 2020

Students will return to the college in a staggered manner. Below are the calendar dates for college reopening:

Engineering Students
N6 and N3: 10 June
N5 and N2: 15 June
N4: 22 June
 
Business Studies Students
N6: 25 June
N5: 29 June
N4: 06 July
  
National Certificate (Vocational) Students
Level 4: 13 July
Level 3: 20 July
Level 2: 27 July
  
PLP: 20 July

Upon returning to college, all lecturers, support staff and students are reminded to continue adhering to the COVID-19 measures and regulations to prevent the epidemic infections; and always ensure that hygiene measures, such as washing your hands regularly with soap for not less the 20 seconds, or sanitising your hands, as well as maintainng social distance are practised. All staff and students will be required to wear fabric face masks as an additional preventative measure against COVID-19. These simple but effective measures are the most important ammunition in our fight against COVID-19 in the absence of a cure or vaccine.

Let us unite in fighting the scourge of this epidemic.

Should you wish to enquire, please do not hesitate to contact the dollowing officials:

Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazele
Acting Principal

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.

Vacancies at EWC

23 September 2020

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

Tender Advertisements

22 August 2020

Tender documents for EWCBID12/2020 to EWCBID19/2020 are being advertised, as well as the re-advertisement of EWCBID07/2019. For more information, please go to TENDERS in the menu at left, or click here: Tenders.

Academic Support Timetable For Distance Learning

Academic Support Timetable - Distance Learning - 01-05 June 2020

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

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.

EWC Students Graduate

30 & 31 May 2019

More than 1300 graduates were conferred at Ekurhuleni West TVET College's 15th Graduation Ceremony, held on the 30th and 31st of May, 2018, at the Transnet School of Excellence Hall in Kempton Park. Graduates included students from all six campuses of the college, graduating in both National Certificate (Vocational) and National N Diploma.

Read the full story here: EWC TVET College Graduation 2019.

Samsung Academy Graduation

April 2019

Samsung Academy hosted a successful graduation ceremony at EWC's Boksburg Campus hall, where over 160 students from TVET Colleges and Technical High Schools graduated, in April 2019.

Samsung Electronics Academy provides hands-on skills training, at no cost, to grade 10 - 12 students from Technical High Schools and TVET Colleges in Gauteng. Samsung Electronics’ initiative also supports the South African government’s drive to address the problem of youth unemployment, by ensuring that qualifying students are provided with job opportunities within the electronic industry. More students enrol yearly on the programme to bridge the technical skills gap amongst underprivileged young South Africans.

Read the full story here: Samsung Academy Graduation.

EWC Hosts SA-China Enterprise & Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair Expo

April 2019

The Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Boksburg Campus hosted more 40 Chinese companies operating in South Africa for the inaugural South Africa-China Enterprise and Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair, organised in partnership with the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre (CCIEEC). The event was held in April 2019.

Read the full story here: EWC Hosts SA-China Job Fair Expo.

EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition

February 2019

Ntsako Shidzinga and Melanie De Lange, who represented EWC and Gauteng TVET Colleges in Restaurant Services and Food Preparation and Cooking at the competition respectively, walked away with gold medals in their fields, and will be representing South Africa at the International World Skills Competition, to be staged in Kazan, Russia, around August 2019.

Read the full story here: EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition.

EWC And NAFCOC Sign MoU

April 2019

Ekurhuleni West TVET College and NAFCOC (National African Federation of Commerce and Industry) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 12 April 2019. The signing took place at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubation at EWC's Kathorus campus.In her welcome address, Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazela, Acting Principal EWC, expressed her appreciation of the work that had resulted in NAFCOC and EWC signing the MOU. She welcomed NAFCOC as one of the many partners that the college already has. She said that partnerships are key drivers in broadening the service scope of the Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Read the full story here: EWC and NAFCOC Sign MoU.

Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation

March 2019

In a quest to learn more about South African TVET Colleges, an American delegation, led by Dr Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, a professor and Director of the Learning Systems Institute in Florida University, and Dr Vilma Fuentes, an Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Fé College, visited Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Tembisa Campus, in March 2019. Their visit forms part of an exchange programme between the Department of State of the United States of America, and the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa, with a view to establishing Community Colleges in South Africa.

Read the full story here: Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation.

Inauguration Of New Boksburg Campus Buildings

March 2019

On the 13th of March 2019, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Buti Manamela, officially inaugurated Ekurhuleni West TVET College (EWC) – Boksburg Campus' newly built Hall, Staff Room and Media Centre. Hon. Manamela was joined by the Gauteng and Free State Acting Regional Manager, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, the Chairperson of College Council, Dr Mpho Mohlala, as well as other dignitaries from different sectors.

For the full story, click here: New Boksburg Campus Buildings.

 

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