CETA Skills development centres


The concept of Skills Development Centres was developed by the CETA as its direct response to the call of the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande to take skills development into the most rural and under resourced communities of our country.

The Projects Department within the CETA has an intrinsic role to play in rolling out the project from initiation to completion. Our development of skills centres continue to be the main cog to the wheel for skills development in the construction sector.

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The equation is simple, the more centres we develop, the better reach and effect the CETA will have on developing skills in South Africa. Whilst the costs for these structures are minimal, the potential of such centres far outweigh the investment. Centres where learners congregate to learn in a structured, supported and safe environment form the foundation for making real changes to the countries highlighted gaps.

The Skills Development Centres are developed through a project management approach from its namesake at the CETA. Each centre has a dedicated team member in its management, everything from site allocations through to laying the foundation and opening and handing over the centre to its   respective custodians.

To date the CETA has successfully completed the construction and establishment of the seven skills development Centres.

Number Centre Name Custodian Location
1. CETA/Gert Sibande Skills Development Centre Gert Sibande TVET College Bethal
2. CETA/West Coast Skills Development Centre West Coast TVET College Vredendal
3. CETA/University of Venda University of Venda Venda
4. CETA/Anene Booysen Skills Development Centre Boland TVET College Bredasdorp
5. CETA/Umfolozi Skills Development Centre Umfolozi TVET College Esikhawini
6. CETA/Ingwavuma Ingwavuma Ingwavuma
7. CETA/Muden Umgungundlovu TVET College Muden