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 the 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 understanding 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.
From the land where the sun rises, Mpumalanga, in the Gert Sibande Region, lies six TVET Campuses in the beautiful towns of Ermelo, Evander, Standerton, Mpuluzi, Perdekop and Balfour. The technical colleges of Ermelo, Evander and Standerton were merged to form the Gert Sibande College in 2002 and Sibanesetfu Campus (meaning our light) in Mpuluzi was opened in 2005, Balfour Campus was opened in 2014 and Perdekop Campus was opened in 2016.
Gert Sibande TVET College was named after a farm workers’ leader in the Eastern Transvaal, African National Congress activist and one of the first-string accused in the Treason Trial of 1956 to 1961. Gert Sibande was born in the Ermelo district in 1902, the son of a tenant farmer.
Gert Sibande TVET College is situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The college offers nationally certified training programmes that are unit standard based and SAQA approved. Qualified and competent staff is available to give relevant education and training in Educational Programmes which aim to enable learners to lead productive lives and make meaningful contributions to their community and the Nation as a whole. Qualified moderators and assessors give training in line with Department of Higher Education’s directive to implement Outcomes Based Education through e-Learning methodology in order to service on-site learners as well as distance learners.
World class standards and well utilized computer and practical rooms ensure that learners receive practical training. The curriculum develops the learner to his/her full potential. Business and Engineering theory is supplemented with practical training in line with standards from the industry. Gert Sibande TVET College provides learners and employers with the learning opportunities suited to their relevant needs. Gert Sibande College is a vibrant TVET institution offering education and tuition in SAQA affiliated courses. These courses focus on learners wanting to obtain Senior Certificates, Engineering Certificates, but also corporate training to specific needs, Learnerships with SETA’s, Partnerships and individual training according to individual needs. Our Expertise in Further Education will inspire you to commitment and will produce the highest reward for you.