Gert Sibande TVET College was established in 2002 as a result of the merging of the Technical Colleges of Ermelo, Evander and Standerton. It has since expanded and has six campuses in the towns of Balfour; Ermelo; Evander; Glenmore; Perdekop and Standerton. The College currently offers both National Certificate Vocational (NCV) and NATED programmes, with the different campuses offering a different mix of programmes.
Gert Sibande TVET College also has a Skills Academy and a Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator, and through all this, the College strives to be a leading college brand in South Africa.
As a part of the TVET sector, Gert Sibande TVET College seeks to contribute to the TVET sector vision of skilling the nation, with the purpose of employability. In pursuing this vision, the College seeks to assess its Programme Quality Mix (PQM), particularly as to how well it meets the needs of its stakeholders, namely the students, employers of all sizes, communities, local municipalities etc.
In doing this, it will be critical to understand the needs of the different stakeholders in order to ensure each of the campuses have the appropriate programmes on offer to produce employable graduates. Understanding local municipalities, employers and communities can’t be done in isolation – an understanding of each respective municipality where the campus is based is required.
Gert Sibande TVET College is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.