Tshwane North TVET College is gearing up for the academic year and preparing to offer quality education and skills training.
Studying at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) offers the opportunity to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed in the workplace.
Young people are advised to consider training opportunities at vocational schools, as they not only learn the theoretical part of their academic education but also learn how to carry out practical work as plumbers, electricians, and technicians.
Tshwane North TVET College offers various career opportunities, especially in the skilled trades sector, which is in high demand in the country.
However, the College strives to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their chosen profession and to help fill any skills gaps in the job market.
Ms. Thembi Tsibogo, principal of Tshwane North TVET College, stated that the institution delivers education and training through diversified programs. One element is theoretical, while the other is practical.
“One of the primary advantages of Tshwane North TVET College is its capacity to assist close the skills gap in the present employment market. A skills gap is a mismatch between the abilities that companies require and the qualities that job seekers possess”
They plan to work with industry to provide a workplace for their students. “We should be able to fit in with the industry and meet their needs,” said the principal.
Tsibogo further added that the institution plays a critical role in the skills sector to reduce unemployment.
“To combat the high unemployment rate and close the inequality gap among different social classes, we must encourage students to consider enrolling in TVET colleges as an alternative to traditional institutions,” Tsibogo added.
Regarding the significance of TVET colleges in the growth of skills. The principal said, “We have ministerial programmes, these initiatives are the programmes that the minister funds”
Most of these programmes are not simply appropriate for fixing the challenges of skills difficulties, which leads to an institution identifying suitable programmes that the industry requires.
The principal further explained that the college is currently moving in the path of offering more occupational programmes which will be the most effective in solving skill shortages.
The type of education and training that focuses on providing practical skills and knowledge for a specific profession or occupation.
“We are also exploring a collaboration with the City of Tshwane to develop clear and targeted outreach programmes”
“We can even offer short courses to the students or the young people out there, we can teach them skills, but the only challenge we have is funding,” Tsibogo concluded.