Open day offers opportunities

2019-07-02 06:00
Part of the facility tour on the open day at False Bay TVET College.

Part of the facility tour on the open day at False Bay TVET College.

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Learners unsure of their career path are invited to the False Bay TVET College Open Day to view their top-class training facilities, visit the expo stands, try out a skill and interact with students and lecturers.

Open Day, taking place on Saturday 17 August from 09:30 to 11:30, provides visitors with all they need to know about the wide range of programme offerings and support services available to them at the college, including career guidance, job preparedness and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary application processes. False Bay TVET College has five campuses, each with a specific academic focus.

They offer the following:

. Westlake Campus: engineering, safety in society, yacht and boat building and the centre for entrepreneurship or rapid incubator;

. Muizenberg Campus: hospitality, tourism and 2D animation;

. Fish Hoek Campus: business studies and information technology;

. Khayelitsha Campus: hospitality, information technology, business, engineering, and education studies;

. Mitchell’s Plain Campus: business, finance, public management and education studies.

Parents are also invited to their own seminar on the day. The seminar aims to empower parents to give better career advice. “If there is one moment that marks when a parent has begun to send a child into the world of adult decision making, it is surely when they first sit down together to consider career options,” says Roshin Schmidt, the college’s marketing officer.

“What careers best suit the child? Which ones are realistic study options? And how do you choose the institution and course of study? False Bay TVET College would like to help you make an informed decision about your child’s future career choice so that they can get the best start in life.”

The college encourages young prospects to join them at any one of their five campuses for a free seminar to discuss False Bay TVET College as an educational institution of choice. “Whether you are looking for a post-matric or a vocational Grade 10 to 12 study option, False Bay TVET College will assist parents by offering vital information at the Parent Seminar. Our academic staff and student support officers will be on hand for a personal consultation. The engagement will benefit parents and guardians of learners in Grades 9 to 12,” says Schmidt .

Topics include:

. background to TVET, the local education landscape, and the critical role TVETs play in building the economy;

. what the differences are between schools, colleges and universities;

. how subject choices affect future study and career options;

. college programmes: the entry requirements and how the curriculum is structured;

. tour of the campus facilities;

. student support and development services: adjusting to college life;

. the application process;

. financial aid;

“Parents, please empower yourself so that you can help your child reach their full potential. Your encouragement and support could be the stepping stone to your child to making a viable career choice,” Schmidt concludes.

V Call the college on 021 787 0800.

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