2022 Opportunities for South Africa TVET College Graduate Students


2022 Opportunities for South Africa TVET College Graduate Students

The Department of Higher Education has confirmed that it plans to introduce programmes that will enable TVET college students entrepreneurial opportunities after completing their studies. Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande has given more details on how these programs will be carried out by the department.

The Department of Higher Education has stated that it has established entrepreneurship hubs at TVET Colleges to support students to move to self-employment after completing their studies.

According to Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, this forms part of the opportunities that the Department plans to roll out on an annual basis. Nzimande was addressing parliament during the National State of the Nation debate this past week.

The Minister further stated that 10 000 TVET college graduates will also be offered workplace experience so that they can complete their qualifications, which will then improve their prospects for employability or starting their own small businesses.

This is the beginning of opportunities that we plan to roll out every year, so we address the need for what is sometimes called in-service training for TVET college students,
He also confirmed that these TVET college learners will be paid a learnership allowance regulated in terms of the National Minimum Wage Act.

The Department has also initiated different programmes aimed at encouraging TVET college students to become artisans, which also happen to be in high demand throughout the country.

Nzimande further stated that approximately 29 982 artisans were trained and registered between 2018 and 2019, adding that the department intends to fast-track this program, which had been slowed down by the Covid-19 pandemic.


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