Background and history of Gert Sibande TVET College.


From the land where the sun rises, Mpumalanga, in the Gert Sibande Region, lies four Campuses in the beautiful towns of Ermelo, Evander, Standerton and Mpuluzi. 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 July 2005. Gert Sibande  College was named after a farm workers leader 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 1901, the son of a tenant farmer.



Gert Sibande College is a Technical  Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institution, situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The college offers nationally certified training programs that are unit standard based and SAQA approved. Qualified and competent staff is available to give relevant education and training in Educational Programs 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 Education’s directive to implement Outcomes Based Education through eLearning methodology in order to service on site learners as well as distance learners. World class standards and well utilized computer and practicum 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 industry.2007 will see the implementation of a new National Certificate (Vocational) which will be offered by GSC. It will replace the current existing N1 to N3 with courses to empower learners with skills to be employed to alleviate poverty and unemployment. Subjects may then be chosen from a vocational program to provide the learner with high levels of specialization in that specific field. GS College provides learners and employers with learning opportunities suited to their relevant needs. For information on our Business courses click here and on Engineering Studies click here


GS 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, Learner ships with SETA’s, Partnerships and individual training according to individual needs.

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