Author: Team Career Planet

As part of its TVET month activities, False Bay TVET College decided to award 12 community organisations with a Certificate of Appreciation. The awards were in recognition of the long standing partnership the College has with these stakeholders and their sterling role in promoting technical and vocational education and training as a pathway to the upliftment and self- development of the youth. Following a rigorous selection process, 10 organisations and two individuals were selected as the recipients of the historical Certificate of Appreciation Award signed by the College Principal Mrs Karin Hendricks and the Deputy Principal of Innovation and Development…

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With South Africa needing to urgently create millions of jobs to stem the tide of rising unemployment, entrepreneurship has been identified as a key driver of business development in the SMME sector to promote economic growth and transformation. Many organisations are trying to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career path for youth, including the TVET Colleges, SEDA, NYDA, Business Partners, various chambers of commerce, local government and private companies. The frisson of ideas and youthful energy was palpable at the Westlake Campus of False Bay TVET College in September when the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator (CfERI) hosted the Annual Poster…

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Fuad Martin discovered his passion for cooking at a young age, and was inspired to pursue a culinary career after watching celebrity chefs like Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay effortlessly transform simple dishes into masterpieces with just a few tweaks. Of course, by the time he grew up, he had discovered that long years of work and formal training lay behind the magic of televised cooking. So he took the first step towards becoming a chef by obtaining his National N Diploma in Hospitality and Catering at False Bay TVET College. After completing the Work-Integrated Learning component of his…

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Serendipitous. Not the word one would normally use to describe the arrival of COVID-19 in 2019. Yet, were it not for the speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic propelled the Higher Education sector into the digital classroom, False Bay TVET College might not have reached the current levels of application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in its teaching and learning And, thanks to the expert knowledge and support of the Higher Education Disability Services Association (HEDSA), the national HEI disability support network, we were ready when the opportunity came. What is UDL? – a brief background With the advent…

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If you are looking to further your studies but lack the funding to do so, and if you have a strong academic record you have maintained through the year, you may be able to apply for a bursary. Who qualifies for a Bursary? Bursaries are awarded to learners currently in matric, who want to further their education at College or University, as well as students who are currently in the Tertiary process who cannot afford to fund their studies. The requirements are different for each bursay programme, and those requirements will be specified in each listing. Here are some common…

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While most of his peer group daydreamed about becoming football stars, Mitchell’s Plain-born chef Calvin Poole used to watch TV chefs like Martin Yan and Jamie Oliver and dream of becoming a star in the kitchen. He learned the basics of cooking from his mother, as one does, and after completing his schooling, was among the fortunate few to know exactly what he wanted to do next. Calvin embarked on his tertiary education and career at False Bay TVET College’s Muizenberg Campus in 2011, studying Professional Cookery and later a National N Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Services. In 2014,…

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​You may have started dreaming of sending a drone soaring above the landscape a long time ago but now want to make the dream a reality as more and jobs are opening up across the globe. You may already have tried your hand with models or toys but the dream of being a drone pilot and earning a living that way, is now more than ever, within your grasp. What is a drone pilot? Officially a drone pilot operates Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). In the USA it is known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

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The latest release by Statistics South Africa of unemployment rates makes sobering reading – the youth officially account for 59,5% of the total number of the unemployed in our country. Progress in improving access to education and entrepreneurship will undoubtedly lead to economic growth and an all-important increase in job creation, so sorely needed in reducing the extremely high rate of youth unemployment. The False Bay TVET College Centre for Entrepreneurship & Rapid Incubator (CFERI) specialises in assisting budding youth entrepreneurs to launch and sustain resilient and innovative businesses. Different businesses need different business plans, capital, market strategies, networks and…

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At False Bay TVET College, whose campuses are located in some of the most vulnerable communities of Cape Town, it has become clear that the student population is deeply affected by the increased levels of poverty and unemployment sparked by the pandemic. As a caring institution, the College must be able to respond to the social and economic challenges faced by the vast majority of our student population. The problems of hunger and food insecurity particularly require an urgent response. The College is developing a strategy to address these problems sustainably within a broader ecosystem and aims to support its…

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Engineering gender equity The United Nation Commission on the status of women made an astounding claim in 2014 that Sub-Saharan Africa needed 2,5 million engineers and technicians just to improve access to clean water and sanitiation. In 2013, the Engineering Council of South Africa said only 11% of the engineers registered with the council were women and only 4% were professional women engineers. Furthermore, the Council has estimated that, while growing numbers of women enrol for engineering at university, 70% of women with engineering degrees leave their jobs soon after starting, a rate far higher than that of men. The…

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