During the third quarter of 2021, unemployment reached 34,9% in South Africa. This means that more than one-third of people living in the country do not have work.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was originally introduced, as Further Education and Training (FET) colleges were set up to tackle the skills shortage in South Africa.
There are 50 TVET colleges in South Africa with more than 200 hundred campuses countrywide.
TVET colleges focus on providing students with vocational and occupational education and training to prepare them to become functional workers in a skilled trade.
Not only do their students gain valuable skills that could enable them to find employment, but they can also choose to start their own businesses.
The name ‘TVET’ signifies that the institution is state-owned. Therefore, students who are interested in wanting to attend a TVET college may also qualify for a National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary.
TVET colleges also accept learners who have completed grade 9. You can also obtain your matric certificate at a TVET college.