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Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying should not be taught at TVET Colleges

Thami Mthethwa 02/08/2017 0The Hard Hat Professional Says

A few years ago, Public TVET colleges were called Technical Colleges but since then there has been a lot of name changes in the last few years and with those changes came the confusion.

When these colleges were called Technical Colleges, their role was very clear even for people who went there for training knew they were training to become tradesmen but today the situation is as clear as mud. In my opinion one of the major problems is the curriculum at TVET colleges, TVET Colleges should not be offering Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying here is why:

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1. PUBLIC TVET COLLEGES SHOULD BE TRAINING FOR VOCATIONAL CAREERS AND NOT PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

The definition of Vocational training is training for a specific career or trade, excluding the professions. Vocational training focuses on practical applications of skills learned, and is generally unconcerned with theory or traditional academic skills. A large part of the education in vocational schools is hands-on training. Therefore, TVET colleges have no place training for Professions like Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering.

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