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Induction FOR NSF Students

The new NSF students in the Skills Unit of Thekwini were inducted and informed of college structure, its processes and procedures. The induction took place on the 26 January 2023 at the Asherville Campus Auditorium from 9h00.


Mrs N.P Majali Deputy Principal Corporate Affairs welcomed both Internal and External Guest speakers, Staff as well as students to the induction.

Mrs Majali explained her role as the Deputy Principal Corporate and the person in charge of Skills. She began her presentation by explaining the Vision and Mission of the College before delving into partnership/funding/ Accreditation and experiential learning.


It was heartening to see approximately 190 students, keen on sharpening their preferred skills. The target group were the unemployed youth.

The following programmes are funded by the National Skills Fund (NSF). 


Assistant Chef Skills Programme - 20 learners

Plumbing Skills Programme -20 learners

Plumbing Apprentice -30 learners

Electrical Apprentice - 30 learners

Systems Support learnership - 30 learners.

Business studies – Work integrated learning (WIL) -30 Learners

Public Management Work integrated learning (WIL)- 30 Learners

Engineering Work integrated learning (WIL) - 30 Learners


Ms S. Madida of Student Support Services explained the college policy on attendance, the college legislation and all other policies that students must abide by. She explained the entire college structure and the reporting mechanism should the need arise.  This included the use of social media, the college rules that students need to respect while studying at Thekwini TVET College. This included dress code, attendance and behaviour.

The speakers were Ms N Xaba from Higher Health, who spoke of gender-based violence, personal hygiene, mental health and holistic well-being. Mr T Zulu the Dept of Labour spoke on Work Readiness. Ms Sepati Moikabi a social worker spoke on life skills, absenteeism, hard work verses entitlement, self-image and keeping motivated.

The subject experts Ms ZC Mbhele and Ms NF Mhlanga gave an overview of their fields of expertise, highlighting the fact they are women in a field that was previously very much a male domain. Assessors Mr ZA Dayi (Electrical) and, Ms NM Mzileni (plumbing) gave an overview of their course.

Recently, qualified and current lecturers Mr S Vezi (Electrician) and Ms James (Plumber) provided inspiration and motivation to the students. Ms G Mncwabe Cato Manor Campus Manager did the vote of thanks. Most of the students were provided with work-wear. All were treated with packed lunches.