Firstly, we would like to welcome all prospective students to our College as we enter a new dawn for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges. On 1 April 2015, all TVET Colleges were fully transferred from the Provinces into the control of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The former FET Colleges became institutions where most people went to because they could not gain access at University. This was a major problem for the country as the Vocational programmes offered in the Colleges are needed by the economy. Corrective actions will be taken to ensure that students feel that they are entering useful educational institutions. The integration of these institutions into a coherent post-school system means among other things that College qualifications must be recognised by Higher Education institutions in order to ensure articulation between the institutions.
Youth development is close to my heart. It is a passion of mine to see people excel. The country has a severe shortage of skilled workers. It is an honour and privilege for me to be part of the process of educating young people and sending them into the workforce armed with the skills they need to excel at their jobs. In this way, we are not just providing one person with a future, we are providing that person’s family with a future and we can take it further by saying we are creating a better future for all South Africans by putting skilled people into the necessary places. This is good for the economy and in turn good for the country.
Majuba TVET College is one of the largest Colleges in South Africa. We currently have approximately 30 000 students studying through our doors. The pressure is on, our goal is not only to ensure that our students pass and enter the workforce as competent, skilled workers, but that they actually get employment. For this reason, we engage with the major industries to employ our students and this is also so that the hard work our lecturers put into our students does not go to waste.
It is also very important to keep our lecturers up to date to ensure that the standard of teaching and learning remains high. Our students are our main priority and we are ready to face any obstacles that might arise to ensure their success.
The College is performing exceptionally well, our standards of quality are high, but there is always room for improvement and we will up our passion for our College; for our students; and most of all for the quality of education we offer at Majuba TVET College.
The launch of the new Campus in Dundee (Dundee Technology Centre) will bring new tidings for Majuba TVET College. The new Campus will offer Engineering and Business studies in one location, utilising current structures to be able to accommodate more students. There is great anticipation for the opening of the Campus and the main focus is on all post-school students too, bridging the gap between simple skills and College students. We humbly appeal to stakeholders to fully support the new Campus, extending thanks to the SAPS and all contributors for their service. Local government and business can work together and make this new Campus a profound success.
Mr S.J Mlotshwa