Principal's Message

Welcome, 2018

Ms Hellen Manakedi Ntlatleng

January 2018

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 insurance.  

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


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