DECADE OF THE ARTISAN
One of the biggest priorities for our country is to develop sustainable qualified artisans to sustain and support our economy. In a range of national strategies the need for artisans has been elevated and identified as a priority area for skills development. In particular, the National Development Plan indicates that by 2030 the country should produce thirty thousand qualified artisans per year, so the number has to more than double in the next seventeen years leading up to 2030.
On the 4th of February 2013, the department of Higher Education and Training, under the leadership of Minister Blade Ndzimande declared “2013 as the year of the artisan” advocacy programme, and this programme has since been championed by the Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana in all nine provinces of our country.
The department has however realized that the 2013 year of the artisans advocacy programme with its success has mainly raised the profile of artisans in selected areas of the county within provinces. There is therefore a need to continue with a long term advocacy programme, hence the “Decade of the Artisan Launch”. The launch will focus among other key issues:
• Lessons learnt and achievements of the 2013 year of the artisan advocacy programme.
• The format the “Decade of the Artisan Launch” will take.
The Details are:
Venue: Ekurhuleani East TVET Collge
Kw-thema Campus, Sam Ngema Road
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Date: Monday, 3rd January 2014
Inquiries:Mr Calvin Nkosi
Tel: (012) 312 5050:
Cell: 084 739 5468:
20 January 2014
GAUTENG FOUNDRY CAREER DAY
Hosted by the E.E.C College
When: 31 October
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Where: EEC, Kwa-Thema Campus, Springs
For more information:
EEC call centre @ 011 730 6600 ext 6011
Take advantage of the shortage of Artisans in the manufacturing industry.
Exciting study opportunities available for rewarding careers in the foundry industry.
Minimum requirements: NQF level 4 qualification with Mathematics,
Physical Science (Grade 12) or Engineering Science (NCV 4 or N3)
11 October 2013
GAUTENG FOUNDRY TRAINING CENTRE TO BOOST SA'S LOCALISATION DRIVE
Kwa-Thema, Wednesday 18 September 2013: Gauteng's first Foundry Training Centre was officially launched to create a hub for foundry-related skills training and technology transfer. The first intake of apprentices will begin their training in January 2014.
The GFTC is funded by government with the support and input of the private sector. The project is being funded by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) in partnership with National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), a dti (Department of Trade and Industry) initiative.
The Gauteng Foundry Training Centre, as it will be known, is located at the Ekurhuleni East College in Kwa-Thema. It offers state of the art facilities and infrastructure for both theoretical and appropriate practical training, thus contributing to addressing the availability of skills that have been identified as scarce.
The scope of the training centre and the curriculum development has been informed by the requirements of the local foundry industry. The initial focus of the GFTC will be artisan training. Focused on new entrants and school leavers, the apprenticeship will train melters, moulders and pattern makers in the foundry industry.
Other collaborating partners are the merSETA, SAIF, National Tooling Initiative Programme (NTIP), University of Johannesburg Metal Casting Training Centre and the Aluminium Federation of SA (AFSA).
John Davies, CEO of SAIF, says that the training centre will focus on sand casting using both chemically bonded and green sand as well as permanent mould gravity die casting. "Given the structure of the industry in Gauteng, casting materials will initially be limited to grey cast iron and aluminium, with the possible inclusion of ductile or spheroidal graphite iron," he says.
GFTC Admission Requirements
* Apprentices who wish to apply to the GFTC for the foundry trades programme need to meet the following admission requirements:
- NQF level 4 qualification with Mathematics, Science and Engineering Drawing. (NCV 4, Grade 12)
- Proficient in English
* Applications close 31 October 2013
* Prospective students who have completed the prescribed applicationform and submitted it before the deadline will be informed of any follow-up interviews. If the interview is successful, the student will participate in a final assessment for possible selection into the programme.
Further information on admissions can be obtained from:
Ekurhuleni East College
Sam Ngema Drive
Private Bag X79 Springs 1560
Tel 011 730 6600 ext 3249
Cell: 082 457 1457
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org visit: www.eec.edu.za
18 September 2013
Ekurhuleni East college was visited by Mopani South East College S.R.C from Phalaborwa In Limpopo
The purpose of the trip was to share best practices.
The agenda included below topics.
Roles and Responsibilities of S.R.C
S.R.C Community involvement
Students Codes of Conduct
Students Work based Placement.
EEC engineering students are building a house in Dunnotar
The Ekurhuleni East College (EEC) for Technical Vocational and Training, has committed to a 67 minute build a house project. EEC engineering students are building a house in Dunnotar, John Dube Village in the Eastrand with the objective to instill in their students a sense of community and to inspire them to become caring citizens. The house will be completed and handed over on Nelson Mandela Day - 18th July 2013 to the selected beneficiary - a child headed home or an elderly headed home with many dependents.
30 May 2013
THE 11TH MEETING OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA TACKLED HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FOCUSING ON YOUTH
The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) held its 11th meeting on the 14th June 2013 at the Ekurhuleni East (EEC) FET College, Kwa-Thema campus. This was the first time that the Council held its meeting at a Technical Vocational and Training (TVET) College as part of its strategy to take the country’s human resource development agenda to communities.
The meeting, chaired by Deputy Chairperson, Ms Nolitha Fakude, was attended by Ministers, representatives of business, labour, academia, civil society sectors as well as the chairpersons of the HRDCSA Technical Task Teams, and the Principal of EEC College, Ms Happy Sibande.
This meeting took the form of a workshop in order to allow members more time to engage and focus primarily on human resource development for the youth in line with youth month.
The Council received three presentations. The first, by Mr Pali Lehohla the Statistician General set the scene and presented the results of Census 2011. The second presentation titled dealing with the challenge of youth unemployment, was delivered by Mr Yershen Pillay, the Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).
The last presentation focused on the Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPS) highlighted the skills demands, opportunities for youth and its implication on youth development and human resources
The three presentations all agreed on one key issue, that skilling and educating the youth is key to reducing youth unemployment.
The HRDCSA) is a national, multi-tiered and multi-stakeholder advisory body under the leadership and stewardship of the office of the Deputy President of South Africa established in March of 2010 with the main aim of building the human resource development base required to ensure a prosperous and inclusive South African Society and the economy.
30 May 2013
Memorandum of Agreement signed EEC & DHET
Memorandum of Agreement signed EEC & DHET between the Ekurhuleni East College for Further Education & Training, the Department of Higher Education & Training
30 May 2013
2013 Annual Business Breakfast at Kwa-Thema Campus
Ekurhuleni East College hosted the 2013 Annual Business Breakfast on the 25th of April 2013 at Kwa-Thema Campus.This function was hosted on the basis of building short & long-term relationships with other companies for our students and lecturers.
14 March 2013
On Commencement of sections 11 & 12 of the Technical Vocational and Training Colleges Amendment ACT , 2012 ( ACT NO. 3 OF 2012)
16 April 2013
TNA Breakfast Business Briefing with Minister BE Nzimande.
Ekurhuleni East College attended another TNA Breakfast Business Briefing with minister Blade Nzimande which was broadcasted live on SABC 2 at Monte Casino, fourways yesterday.The event was aimed at providing a platform for robust and constructive discussion on innovative ideas to create employment, internships and learnership programmes within SETA's and the offering of short skills courses for school leavers as well
13 April 2013
2013 SRC Training Camp & Executive Elections
04 March 2013
Sibusiso Leope "Dj Sbu" of Metro Fm visits EEC
Ekurhuleni East College was visited by Sibusiso Leope of Metro fm on the 14th of March 2013. Stuff members and college student had an opportunity to take photos with him. Students were all smiles as they take pictures with the most highly rated and inspirational radio Dj.
14 March 2013
2013 New Age SABC 2 Business Briefing
Keynote address by Minister of Higher Education and training, Dr. Blade Nzimande, at the New Age SABC 2 Business briefing at
Montecasino Ballroom, Johannesburg.
In as much as articulation between colleges and universities is important, we must also not lose sight of another important form of articulation, between educational institutions and workplaces. If we don’t take this into account we risk shaping our TVET College programmes as purely university entrance courses. TVET College programmes should primarily be vocational institutions which nonetheless leave the possibility for young people to continue – with some bridging if necessary – into university programmes. The colleges must do whatever is possible to assist those who complete their college education to gain work placement and must cooperate with employers to provide workers with the education necessary for apprenticeships, Learnerships and internships.
24 January 2013
2013 Ekurhuleni East College Registrations
It is the beginning of another academic year, a mass of students came to register with Ekurhuleni East College for Technical Vocational and Training for the year 2013 in their desired careers.The students were not only registered to their desired careers but also given advice on those different courses they wish to undertake as their careers. The Registration stuff was more than keen to assist each and every student on the questions they had on the registration process and also give more information on the bursuries available.
This comes after a survey measuring companies, institutions, government entities and individuals on their contribution to the economic growth & development in Ekurhuleni was done. The survey also measured brand awareness and competencies of entities and EEC did well.
Ekurhuleni East College for TVET scooped another award under the institutions of Higher Education & Training category at this year’s PMR AWARDS; held at Birchwood Hotel on the 3rd of December.
3 December 2012
EEC Entrepreneurship Day
EEC Entrepreneurship Day specifically for Engineering students on the 30th of November at Kwa-Thema Campus Auditorium. This was an opportunity for students to bring their innovative ideas to life and see how they can turn them into viable business initiatives. Samsung, CSIR & IAT graced the event with their presence and wished them well in pursuing their dreams.
SABC Education My Tomorrow Technical Career Expo
Ekurhuleni East College was part of SABC Education My Tomorrow Technical Career Expo which took place on the 9th, 10th & 11th of October 2012, at Nasrec (Johannesburg).
. Mon., 15 October 2012
The ETQA Review Committee has approved and accredited the Learning programmes of EKURHULENI EAST COLLEGE
The ETQA Review Committee has approved and accredited the Learning programmes of EKURHULENI EAST COLLEGE FOR TVET- Kwa-Thema Campus on 18 May 2012, for the qualifications and/or unit standards listed in the Statement of Qualifications and Unit Standards. This is quite an achievement for the College.
.18 May 2012,
EEC is Awarded ISO 9001 Status!
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for quality management of any business, including an educational institution. It prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers (students) are met. It is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service (teaching and learning) anywhere in the world. It demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the thoroughness of an independent, external audit.
4 March 2011
Memorandum of Understanding
The College is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with two companies namely, PAMSA (Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa) and FIETA (Forest Industries Education and Training Authority). The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa was formed in 1992 to represent South African pulp and paper producers. Membership is open to any employer in the industry involved in the manufacture or distribution of recycled paper, pulp, paper, board and tissue products. The current members represent over 90% of the paper manufacturing capacity in South Africa.
FIETA serves the South African forest industries, which is a world leader in plantation forests. To maintain this world leadership position, FIETA is committed to producing skills that are world class in quality.
The College has introduced a new programme, Pulp and Paper, at NQF LEVEL 2.
4 March 2011