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• Only offer courses/programmes that are justified by student numbers
• Change the location/venue of programme offering and/or cancel
On 3 February 2014, former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, launched and declared the next 10 years (2014 – 2024) as the “Decade of the Artisan” while also announcing that the month of August will be known as TVET College month. This campaign was launched due to the severe skills shortage that was experienced in the South African engineering sector, acknowledging the vital role that TVET Colleges would play in increasing the number of students enrolled and trained in priority and critical skills areas. The importance of the campaign in ensuring that South Africa could develop the necessary artisans to successfully implement the country’s Strategic Infrastructure Projects, which includes the building of roads, schools, universities, harbours, power stations and other social and economic infrastructure was also highlighted.
We have come a long way since 2014, with TVET College month being celebrated annually in August through a host of activities aimed at promoting public TVET Colleges as institutions of choice and excellence amongst young prospective students from secondary schools while also focusing on those not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs). The absolute relevance and dire need for qualified artisans remains the core focus of this campaign every year and with the month of August also being celebrated as national Women’s month, the added necessity of luring young, dynamic women tot the TVET College sector to consider artisan development as a career option, cannot be ignored. Of the limited number of engineering professionals in the country, only a handful of these are women. Providing opportunities for females in engineering is one of the most powerful ways of harnessing this resource for the development of the country.
ORBIT College will be celebrating TVET College month 2022 with its usual flair, inviting our brilliant young minds to embrace an opportunity to enhance their employability and future career prospects by choosing to enroll at ORBIT TVET College.
During TVET College month ORBIT College not only wishes to encourage the youth to seek academically viable options to advance their future career paths, but we also wish to raise awareness about social issues that often stand in the way of our youth’s endeavours to make a better life for themselves. The college encourages any young person who is faced with such challenges to seek the help that is available!
Remember: If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down (Roy T. Bennett)