Newcastle Training Centre Trains High School Teachers on Engineering Trades


Mr. Neil Botha (Training Officer – Electronics) proudly stands with the Teachers as they display their electronic projects that they had built during the training session.


In 2013, Majuba TVET College was approached by the Department of Basic Education (DBE), as part of its’ CAPS Project (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement), to capacitate Teachers in the practical components of the subjects: Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology and Civil Technology.

Newcastle Training Centre (NTC) is currently training high school Teachers from KwaZulu- Natal on Motor Mechanics, Welding, Electrical, Fitting & Turning, Plumbing and Boilermaking. The 5- day training programme assists Teachers with the practical components of the engineering subjects, Grade 10 to 12.

Mr Saziso Mbatha (Training Officer – Motor Mechanics) demonstrates to the Teachers the various components of a motor vehicle.

Mr. Saziso Mbatha, Training Officer for Motor Mechanics, said that he had trained the Teachers on cooling system, wheel balancing, brakes system, engine making and gas analysing.

Mr. Neil Botha, Training Officer for Electronics, said that he had trained the Teachers on building different electronic projects.

It is through initiatives like these, that our College supports DBE in their efforts to enhance the professional development of Educators.