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TSHWANE NORTH COLLEGE (TNC)
Tshwane North Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College is one of the 50 Public TVET Colleges in South Africa. Tshwane North TVET College is situated in the Greater Tshwane Metropolis area of Gauteng and is geared towards ensuring that the skills that are needed to drive the regional economic growth and social developments of our country are delivered in all its campuses without a compromise to enhance both government investment and broad service delivery.
Tshwane North Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College is one of the 50 Public TVET Colleges in South Africa.
Tshwane North TVET College is situated in the Greater Tshwane Metropolis area of Gauteng. It consists of a Corporate Office situated in the inner city of Pretoria and six delivery sites (campuses) namely: Mamelodi; Pretoria; Temba; Rosslyn and Soshanguve South and North Campuses.
The College currently employs approximately 380 lecturers and 163 support staff. The student population of the College is between 15000 and 21000 students at any given time.
As the developments and training demands of the core function of the College increase, additional and supplementary income generation needs to be sourced from various partners including but not limited to intergovernmental partnerships such as Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s), State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) and the private sector donors.
The purpose of these partnerships is aimed at supporting the long range development strategies of the College.
The critical role of Tshwane North TVET College in ensuring that the provincial and local objectives and strategies are realized cannot be over emphasized.
Tshwane North TVET College needs to craft a strategy that will provide a myriad of opportunities and that will have a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals, the economy, environment and the society at large.
The College is geared towards ensuring that the skills that are needed to drive the regional economic growth and social developments of our country are delivered in all its campuses without a compromise to enhance both government investment and broad service delivery.
Tshwane North TVET College must serve a growing number of unemployed, out of school youths and adults. This will be achieved by providing different entry points into the college environment and different pathways throughout its learning system.
The programmes that TNC aims to offer must educate and train our citizens so that they in turn are able to work towards meeting the economic and social needs of our region, country and globally. In practice this means that the barriers between the College and the workplace need to be broken down and our lecturers and students must be able to transverse from learning to work and work to learning throughout their lives.
- The Student Profiler
The College launched a massive undertaking to obtain insight into student functioning by using the “The Student profiler”. The College has engaged in a student assessment drive where students have been screened for learning barriers before they enrol for courses. This analyses social factors impacting on student certification, pass-and dropout rates.
Poor study skills and socio-economic factors have been identified as a major driver of student failure and dropout. By using the data obtained on every individual, course and campus, the College has now planned an intervention strategy to address the challenges and these gaps.
This “Student Profiler” will later also be used as recruitment strategy.
- Learnerships and Skills
Artisanship Development Programmes were launched on 11 April 2014. 30 Artisans will be trained (10 each) in Fitting and Turning, Electrical Engineering and as part of the “Decade of the Artisan”.
The College in partnership with the Locksmith Association of South Africa, Masterkey and SASSETA, launched the Locksmith programme at Mamelodi Campus on 30 October 2014.
40 students mostly from disadvantaged families and orphanages in and around Mamelodi were registered. Some will be absorbed into the Locksmith Industry and others will be funded by SASSETA to start their own companies. The workshop at Mamelodi Campus had been upgraded.
Ford donated a Ford Ranger which is utiilised at Rosslyn Campus for practical experience in the Automotive workshop.
Partnerships had been established with Higher Education Institutions and parastatals: TUT; UNISA; GDE and the City of Tshwane, BIDVEST; DTI etc
Memorandums of understanding had been signed between the Colleges and the following SETA’S and Government Departments:
- Health and Welfare SETA-(Manufacturing of health related equipment and consumables e.g. wheel chairs and dentures) Tourism and Para Legal Services.
- (100 students 2015 intake)
- SASSETA – Installation of electronic security alarm systems. (20-students 2015 intake)
- The Department of Rural Development (NARYSEC) Business Administration Services (NQF Level 4) (27 students 2014 intake)
- EWSETA (Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority)
-Collaborate on mainstreaming of skills into occupations that are relevant for the Energy and Water Services sector.
All water-related qualifications (NQF Levels 2-3)
- Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) –
-ODET Qualifications Assessor Moderator and Facilitation programmes Incorporation of Tshwane Taxi Drivers into the City of Tshwane Areyeng Bus service project) – 279 teachers (2014 intake)
- ETDP Seta – End User Computing
- FOODBEV Seta – Food Packaging NQF Level 1
- Wholesale and Retail Seta – One of the Gauteng TVET Colleges nominated for a project.
- Petro Cullinan Diamond Mine Tshwane North College is intending to set up a campus at Cullinan to offer Occupational skills and short skills (2015)
TNC remains committed to its philosophy of being a leader in Technical and Vocational Education and Training to improve the quality of life of its citizens. The Management of the college will support this through an approach which is focused on hands-on involvement and detailed follow through.
The following courses will be offered as Distance courses:
Business Studies N4-N6
- Management assistant
- Marketing Management
- Public Relations
- Human Resource Management
- Legal Secretary
- Business Management
- Financial Management
- Public Management
Engineering Studies N1-N6
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
Contact sessions are determined by the number of students per class per subject:
1-5 students = 2 contact sessions
6-10 students – 2 contact sessions
11-25 students = 6 contact sessions
Please note that students must submit proof of employment when enrolling.
PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS HAVE TO BUY THEIR OWN TEXT BOOKS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NATIONAL CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL PROGRAMMES WILL NOT BE OFFERED.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, ART AND DESIGN, HOSPITALITY, CLOTHING PRODUCTION AND TOURISM WILL NOT BE OFFERED.
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