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TVET Colleges: In pursuit of excellence

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TVET College professionals and students alike are striving for excellence. This becomes very clear when one reads of their accomplishments, some of which are featured in this edition of TVET College Times. To start with, Minister Nzimande addresses the role of student governance in TVET Colleges. Following on this, we take a look at the deliberations of the Human Resource Development Council Summit which was convened in late March under the leadership of the Deputy President. We then hear the Deputy Minister on the issue of Post-School Education and Training (PSET) articulation. In Cutting Edge News reports on statistics in PSET are noted, the progress of the National Skills Authority public hearings, and the announcement of the new South African Qualifications Authority Board. Read about steps that are being taken to; prioritise Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and Student Representative Council communication; and to facilitate connections between employers, students and graduates through the DHET iWil initiative. The Campus Matters column focuses on the promotion of employability. There is a look the latest teaching and learning technology being used by TVET faculty in order to reach new levels of efficacy in the lecture room. There is a feature on entrepreneurship development, a report on the promotion of the green economy and get down to the mettle in a foundry. Finally, there is a report on the pursuit of excellence in the field of financial management and accounting.

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