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Cheyenne Ferndale is a model of perseverance whose motto might as well be, ‘if at first you don’t succeed, bang on that door until it opens’. After completing her matric and applying for learnerships at Metropolitan Holdings on several occasions without success, she decided to improve her chances with a qualification from False Bay TVET College and enrolled in the National N Diploma programme, Business Management N4–N6. This year, with the support of the College Work Integrated Learning Department, she finally got her foot in the door at her company of choice and is now completing her practical work element…

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False Bay TVET College graduate Amanda Mbovane only fully realised the value of early childhood development (ECD) when she became a mother. Bringing up her three boys not only brought a mother’s joy but opened her mind to the importance of parental involvement in a child’s early learning, something she knew was lacking in many homes in her community of Philippi East and she decided to make a career of engaging with inquisitive young minds. But first, she needed to complete her matric. After registering at a community college, and tackling the challenge of juggling motherhood and studies with typically…

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When Ntombetemba Ngobe got the opportunity to study at False Bay TVET College she grabbed it with both hands and took every opportunity to grow that the campus offered. With characteristic modesty, the former 2016 Student Representative Council President insists she got more out of the experience than she put in. In fact, says Ntombetemba, who followed her National Certificate Vocational in Office Administration in 2017 with a National Certificate N6 in Public Management, “If it wasn’t for this College, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” Where she is today is a proud recruit-in-training at the Metro Police Training…

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At a time of almost unprecedented stress and fear, False Bay TVET College’s Fish Hoek Campus held a timely Youth Day pledge event on 14 June 2021 to pay tribute to students who lost their lives and those who are sufferings from illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 across the country. The event was organised by the SRC at the suggestion of Ms Christine Thomas, the Student Support Officer at the Fish Hoek Campus. Students and staff wrote their pledges on writing boards placed at the exit doors of the examination hall on the last day of exams. One of…

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The economic disruption and lockdown restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have delivered devastating blows to South Africa’s already ailing economy. Millions of jobs have already been lost and bankruptcies and closures of businesses continue unabated despite government interventions. The False Bay TVET College Centre for Entrepreneurship/ Rapid Incubator (CfE) is attempting to stymie the trend by supporting young companies to stay afloat and be ready for the post-pandemic economy. A partnership between the CfE and the Western Cape Government SMME Boost Fund, supported by an additional 16 affiliated organisations, is assisting over 350 businesses through a range…

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Adolescents and young adults globally seem to prefer electronic communication with peers to verbal, real-time, in-person interaction. The youth seem to be constantly communicating, thumbs flying through texts to multiple friends on their ubiquitous smartphones. Surprisingly, the latest research shows that what looks like greater contact doesn’t always mean great communication. Smart devices and the internet are extremely useful learning tools, giving us access to an unprecedented amount of information. But while the demand for digital tech in business and learning is rapidly increasing, and even more so since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional learning, there are growing concerns for…

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A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management. Learnerships are managed by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). They were introduced by government to help skill learners and to prepare them for the workplace. Learnership programmes can help you to gain the necessary skills and workplace experience that will open up better employment or self-employment opportunities. Learnerships are based on legally binding agreement between an employer, a learner and a Training Provider. This agreement is…

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