What is Technical and Vocational Education and Training and what is the role of TVET colleges?

The term ‘Technical and Vocational Education and Training’ refers to the vocational or occupational nature of programmes offered, meaning that it prepares learners for a specific job, a number of employment possibilities, or for self-employment. TVET colleges mainly train young people to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are needed in the labour market. They serve young people who want to enrol for vocational programmes after Grade 9 or after finishing school with a Grade 12, as well as learners who want to complete their schooling.