|In collaboration with the following stakeholders: Palabora Mining Company, Foskor, LA Crushers, City College Plymouth and Sekhukhune TVET College.|
THE GLOBAL SKILLS CHALLENGE-INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO HELP BRIDGE THE GAP
Mopani South East TVET College is extending its partnerships beyond South African boarders in order to share the best practice with other similar further educational institutions. The College has formed an International Skills Partnership with City College Plymouth in United Kingdom (UK) and Sekhukhune TVET College in September 2016 through the British Council Skills for Employability Programme that supports the development of skills to increase students’ employability.
This project is coordinated and funded by the British Council aiming to increase student skills for employability which is a global challenge faced by Further Education Colleges.
As part of the effort to work towards ensuring student employability, the Colleges will focus on a pilot group of engineering students. This programme will enable the Colleges to focus on providing quality education and training that is aligned to industry and prepare students for the skills needed in the workplace. Through the existing partnership with the local businesses the pilot group from Mopani SE TVET will participate in workplace exposure at Palabora Copper (PC), LA Crushers, Foskor Mining and other companies.
Mopani SE TVET Colleges’ Principal, Mr ‘Baloyi said: ‘This partnership with the respective stakeholder/ industry aims to engage and align the curriculum to better prepare students’ practical skills and theoretical knowledge whilst embracing the responsiveness to the labour market needs.’
This partnership will also minimise students’ employability challenges, share good practice and build a long lasting relationship.