Construction is almost complete at three new Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College sites.
The Thabazimbi site is 99% complete at a total project value of more than R190-million. Skills development has formed a major component of the project, with 33 learners completing accredited short skills training in Community House Building.
Learners now constitute part of the first cohort of campus enrolments this year in a learnership programme funded by the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).
The college is temporarily offering teaching and learning at the new Waterberg Amandelbult campus, which is 30kms from Thabazimbi, and Administration is operating at the former Khumba Mine Skills Centre.
Administration (a National Certificate Vocational programme),
- Electrical Engineering;
- Mechanical Engineering;
- Business Management; and,
- Management Assistant.
The college is in dialogue with the mines to secure Khumba Mine residences to accommodate 28 male and 32 female students.
The Nkandla A site is anticipated to be completed by the end of June this year at a total cost of R194-million. Local procurement contractors committed 37% (R71-million) of the total contract value with labour, fuel, plant and material. Equipment and furniture funding will be sourced from the SETAs.
The skills development component comprises 56 learnerships in Community House Building, Electrical Engineering and Plumbing.
These learners will form part of the first cohort of enrolments this year and they will also be enrolled in apprenticeships funded by the Services SETA.
The site is 60% complete and is expected to be concluded in July this year at a total cost of R167-million. As with Nkandla A, local procurement contractors committed 37% (R62-million) of the total contract value towards local procurement such as labour, fuel, plant and material.
Building and 10 learners completed a learnership in Building and Civil Construction. These learners will constitute part of the first cohort of campus enrolments this year and will also be enrolled in an apprenticeship funded by the Services SETA The start-up budget of
R300-million has been secured from the National Skills Fund. This will be utilised to initiate student enrolment at the sites and cover priority functionality requirements.
344 enrolments and a programme cost of about R11-million.