The year 2017 has come and gone: The year in which the long-serving Principal, Dr Barnes, went on retirement and I was appointed acting Principal.  On behalf of the Northern Cape Urban TVET College community I would like to present the Annual Plan for 2017.

The College enrolled 2340 full time equivalent (FTE’s) students.  The pass rate improved by 5 percent to 69.3 percent compared to 2016.

The College has challenges with Phatsimang Campus. The campus without resources, was transferred to the college from the Sol Plaatje University in 2015 by the Department of Higher Education, The Infrastructure Unit assessed the needs for the campus in terms of Human Resource and Renovation.  The college is still addressing these challenges with the Department.

The Engineering workshop for construction at Moremogolo Campus, received accreditation from the Construction Seta.  The campus was also chosen as a centre of specialisation in carpentry and joinery.  This was a great achievement for the college.

The college started to establish more partnership, compared to 2016, after the appointment of a new Business Unit Manager.

Almost all needy and deserving students received NSFAS bursaries.  There are those who received bursaries for tuition and allowances where possible.

The college, through the Seta’s, offers internships to students who completed their studies.  The interns receive stipends which assist them in financing transport at the college.

The 2018 Strategic Plan, developed in 2017, has been approved by the Minister of Higher Education and Training.

The college council is functional.  There is our SRC which is democratically elected.  Council committees has been established and are effective.  An Academic board has been established as per the CET Act.  The Labour Forum is in place.

The college received an unqualified audit from the Auditor General.