SPECIAL FEATURE a good illustration of the range of studies available to students at TVET colleges. Courses at CCT range from engineering (electrical, civil and mechanical), through travel and tourism, hospitality, hair care, beauty therapy and art and design, to business studies, information technology and education and training. The college has three residences in different parts of the city. Career guidance is offered and the college has a work placement programme for graduates. Northlink College is in Cape Town’s northern suburbs and is an innovator in workplace monitoring. It has three business units that give students experience: Hair and Cosmetology, the Clothing Factory, and a restaurant and conference centre. The Fitting and Machining Centre of Excellence at Wingfield has the latest equipment. False Bay T VET College has campuses in Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and Westlake. Engineering skills are a key focus for this college, together with hospitality. Appropriately, given its geographic locations, False Bay TVET also teaches Yacht and Boat Building. The college has an enrolment of more than 10 000. Outside the Cape metropole, Boland College looks after Stellenbosch, Worcester, Paarl and Caledon, while the Southern Cape College covers a wide area, from George to Beaufort West. The West Coast College also has a big catchment area. Private colleges such as MANCOSA (Management College of Southern Africa) often specialise in particular fields. In this case, a range of certificates, diplomas and degrees in business, commerce and administration is presented at five sites around South Africa, including Cape Town. The business training WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017
programmes of Africa Skills Private College include courses on leadership, occupational health and safety and new venture creation.
Universities In 2014, a total of 5 680 engineers qualified from South Africa’s 26 universities. A further 2 667 computer scientists were capped but these numbers are far from adequate to cater to South Africa’s economy. Western Cape universities are very aware of the need to align their courses and research programmes with