Illiteracy is one of the major challenges that African countries grapple with and South Africa is no exception. In 2016 South Africa was ranked last in the International Reading Literacy Study (Pirls) survey. The study found that 78% of South African pupils at Grade 4 could not read for meaning. That percentage is high and increases the chances significantly that the number of learners progressing to the next grades without mastering literacy skills is increasingly likely. The report also notes that there has been NO significant progress in improving learners reading skills since the last survey conducted five years ago in 2011. Reading is recognised as the foundation of all learning. Louden et al. (2000) argues that 80% of all learning difficulties can be ascribed to poor reading skills. This is exacerbated by a new world order that is characterised by the abundance, proliferation and readily available information through computer networks. Information has become ubiquitous and can be obtained at any time and in any location making the ability to make sense of this available information increasingly critical. 5 Nov 2018 Read more >> Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a first choice. 6 Aug 2018 Read more >> Business ideas were exchanged, networks were struck and entrepreneurship was sparked when False Bay (TVET) College, Centre of Entrepreneurship\Rapid Incubator (CfE\RI) hosted a Youth Entrepreneurship Expo on Wednesday, 27 June 2018. 4 Jul 2018 Read more >> False Bay TVET College friends and family bid farewell to eight students who departed on a year-long exchange programme in collaboration with the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre and MerSETA. 26 Jun 2018 Read more >> False Bay TVET College hosted its annual Awards and Diploma Ceremony to acknowledge students who excel in their respective programmes and celebrate those who have graduated. This year the event was hosted in College's Khayelitsha Campus, Main Hall. 30 May 2018 Read more >> False Bay TVET College is proud to announce that it has been appointed by the Department of Higher Education & Training as the Centre of Specialisation for the rigger and mechanical fitter trades. As the premier training institution for riggers and mechanical fitters in South Africa, we'd like to invite you as an industry leader to join us in this exciting venture. 8 Mar 2018 Read more >> The White Paper (DHET, 2014e) recognises the importance of partnerships between educational institutions and employers and the use of resources of both the private and public sector drivers in deepening and transforming the entire post-schooling system. The White Paper allows the DHET to contribute more effectively to the goal of inclusive economic growth and development, and to contribute fundamentally in reducing unemployment and poverty in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the New Growth Path (NGP), Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and the Human Development Strategy for South Africa (DHET, 2014e). TVET COLLEGES TECHNICAL TASK TEAM FINAL REPORT 2014 8 Nov 2017 Read more >> False Bay TVET College has been awarded the titles of Centres of Specialisation in Rigging and Mechanical Fitting by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). This was announced at an Awards Dinner hosted by the former Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande. These titles acknowledge the college as one of the higher education institutions which delivers quality education and training and further recognises its ability to deliver much-needed specialised industry training. 10 Oct 2017 Read more >> On Thursday, 28 September 2017, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) and False Bay TVET College were delighted to launch a multi-million rand skills development programme for 91 residents from Blikkiesdorp who will receive construction industry training at False Bay TVET College, Westlake Campus. 2 Oct 2017 Read more >> Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday, 26 August 2017, lead a Youth Development and Career Expo in the Western Cape. 23 Aug 2017 Read more >> Date: 19 August 2017
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I undertook a study tour to observe current open distance learning (ODL) practices in Malaysia, a country on par with South Africa in terms of many economic and developmental indices. 1 Jun 2017 Read more >> The Rapid Incubators and Centre for Entrepreneurship (RI & CfE) based at False Bay TVET College has introduced an innovation-driven entrepreneurship programme based on the GrowthWheel methodology. 31 May 2017 Read more >> The False Bay TVET College Education and Training Department acknowledged the academic staff for the college's incredible achievements in the 2016 Department of Higher Education (DHET) External Examinations. 31 May 2017 Read more >> False Bay TVET College hosted a Community Stakeholders Breakfast in the conference centre at the central office in Muizenberg. 31 May 2017 Read more >> In 2014, South Africa had the third-highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24, behind Spain and Greece. – World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk 2014 report. 23 Feb 2017 Read more >> The Small Enterprise Development Agency launched a Rapid Incubator and Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) at False Bay TVET College, Westlake Campus, in Cape Town on 23 November 2016. 28 Nov 2016 Read more >> The Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) Poster and Pitch Competition winners were awarded a collective cash prize of R55,000. This money will help winner's kickstart their viable business ideas. Entrants were False Bay TVET College students and graduates, who prepared a poster demonstrating a new business idea. Thereafter, one on one consultation took place to sharpen the business ideas for adjudication day. 14 Sep 2016 Read more >> Inspired by the Mandela legacy, Ms Mandisa Njozela, the Student Support and Development Officer, and the SRC of False Bay TVET College for the Khayelitsha campus, as part of their SRC Project, is committing to keeping the legacy alive by campaigning for school shoes. 1 Aug 2016 Read more >> Access Trust and False Bay TVET College celebrate a successful collaboration at the TVET GAP graduation ceremony hosted on 27 July 2016, at False Bay TVET College Khayelitsha Campus. 29 Jul 2016 Read more >> "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This may be the question adults most enjoy asking little children, since the answer is always cute. But when parents need the answer from a teenage child about to leave school, it's possibly the most important question they will ever ask, and the last thing they need is a cute answer. 27 Jul 2016 Read more >> The False Bay TVET College community will bid farewell to two very deserving students participating in the 2016-2017 Community College Initiative (CCI) Programme. Educare N6 Students, Thabisa Gajana (29) a resident of Khayelitsha and Nadia Boonzaaier (26) from Mitchells Plain will depart for Arizona and Pennsylvania to participate in this vocational exchange study program for one academic year starting this year July, at a community college in the United States. 28 Jun 2016 Read more >> Entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani, owner of Silulo Ulutho Technologies in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has been chosen as one of twelve 2016 Social Entrepreneurship winners by the Schwarb Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. 5 May 2016 Read more >> Due to the increased accessibility to the internet and bandwidth speeds, an emerging trend in distance learning opportunities is on the rise. This option is especially attractive to individuals who are employed full time, have demanding family priorities and are geographically limited, says Marian Theron, Programme Manager of Distance Learning at False Bay TVET College. In South Africa the White Paper on Further Education and Training highlights distance learning as an additional mode of delivery to increase access to learners. The high demand for higher education also adds pressure on the existing infrastructure which is insufficient to meet the demand for further education. 29 Jan 2016 Read more >> Message from the Principal/CEO:
Unemployment in the Western Cape
Is estimated at 17.2%.
80% of the unemployed are youth.
Don't be another statistic. 19 Jan 2016 Read more >>
False Bay TVET College is to appoint a marketing/advertising agency which will provide as when required, advertising, graphic design, branding and copywriting services to False Bay TVET College, wherein the quality of service and economy of price to the college, are the primary considerations. 3 Jul 2015 Read more >> The Provincial TVET Awards took place on 27 May 2015 in Stellenbosch. Students from all five TVET Colleges in the Western Cape were recognised for their achievements in the 2014 National Examinations. 1 Jun 2015 Read more >> Between 18 and 21 March 2015 False Bay College (FBC) in collaboration with the Fish Hoek, Masiphumelele, Simons Town and Ocean View libraries held the first of its kind South Peninsula Book Festival. 18 May 2015 Read more >> Choosing a career to carry you forward through life is a step-by-step process. It takes time to unearth a chosen educational route or training path that will align with your interests, skills and abilities. It is therefore really important to take the time and make the effort to do this. 15 May 2015 Read more >> The sense of excitement one gets from being a False Bay TVET College (FBC) volunteer for the annual Two Ocean's Marathon event is akin to the joy of receiving an unexpected gift. 14 May 2015 Read more >> 'When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.' 13 May 2015 Read more >> The story of Nicholas Stevens
False Bay TVET College Spokesperson with Nicholas Stevens 12 May 2015 Read more >>
On 10 April, False Bay TVET College (FBC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Tommaso Silla Autobody Works Pty Limited, an Italian-based company specialising in the automotive sector since 1947. 11 May 2015 Read more >> Higher Education to benefit from Woolworths high impact skills development initiative 2 Apr 2015 Read more >> Members of the media are invited to the launch of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) that will be hosted by the Department of Small Business Development and False Bay TVET College. 25 Feb 2015 Read more >> At an official handover ceremony held on Monday 16 February 2015 at its Muizenberg campus, False Bay College received the National Disability Award Prize for its contribution to inclusivity and access for students with disabilities. 20 Feb 2015 Read more >> If you are an astute observer of life with a curiosity about the world and great drawing skills to match, a career in animation could be for you. 17 Feb 2015 Read more >> Donor Awards Nomination Criteria: This trophy is awarded to an organisation or group, through its own initiative, that actively recruits and educates the community about the importance of blood donation. (This category includes the media, educational institutions and community groups). It runs from October 2013 - July 2014. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >> False Bay College was one of 12 TVET colleges who signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of South Africa (Unisa) on 28 November 2014, heralding an important development for post-school education and training in South Africa. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >> Steve Reid joins the newly established Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) at False Bay TVET College, Westlake Campus. He grew up in Cape Town and has lived in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >> On 2 December 2014 False Bay TVET College was honoured by the Deputy Minister of Social Development at the INSETA National Disability Awards ceremony held at the Cape Sun in Cape Town. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >> False Bay College received a National Award for Excellence in Financial Management at the gala dinner of the DHET Conference which took place at the Gallagher Estate, Midrand, Gauteng, on 18 November 2014. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >> EWSETA unveiled its first regional office, housed at False Bay College, Westlake Campus, on 20 November 2014 at a launch held at the campus. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >> Entrepreneurship is a key driver of economic growth in South Africa. Small businesses create jobs at a faster rate than large corporations, and thus contribute to the economic health of provinces. Very few will dispute the fact that there is a growing need for entrepreneurship education in the college sector in South Africa. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >> The Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) in partnership with the Khayelitsha Community Trust (KCT), False Bay College and Ithalomso Projects co-hosted the Khayelitsha Skills Development Summit (KSDS) on 3-4 October 2014 at False Bay College's Khayelitsha campus. 5 Nov 2014 Read more >> Marian Theron (Conference Coordinator) 28 May 2014 Read more >> False Bay College and the College of Cape Town, in collaboration with Haugaland Skole in Norway, will be hosting the second North South VCET ICT Conference at Spier Estate in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, from 9-11 October 2013. 17 Sep 2013 Read more >> This country has a shortage of skilled people in the field of Information Technology and Business Studies. False Bay College, one of the Further Education and Training Colleges in the Western Cape, is working hard to narrow this gap. The National Certificate (Vocational) programme has already produced some outstanding graduates, who were snapped up in the local market - "and the best is yet to come." 15 Apr 2013 Read more >> False Bay College signed an MOU with SOTS (Stavanger Offshore Technical College). SOTS is a publicly maintained leading educational facility, specialising in upper-secondary and technical college studies in Norway. The main objective of the College is to be at the forefront in providing education in offshore drilling. Its main training departments are: Oil and gas, Nautical/Maritime, Electro/Automation, Engineering and Building and Construction. 5 Mar 2013 Read more >> Congratulations are due to the eight False Bay College (FBC) students who were recently honoured for their academic achievements. 21 Feb 2013 Read more >>