Who may apply?
- TVET colleges in Gauteng and Cape Town may apply to provide students and their college site for the training
- TVET colleges in Gauteng and Cape Town may apply to send Lecturers to become trainers in the EPC for Buildings short course
- Lecturers with NQF 6 or higher in engineering preferably electrical, mechanical, civil or industrial
- TVET colleges may apply to have their electrician students considered for the programme
Where to apply?
- Invitations are circulating through social media, stakeholder networks, and TVET college contacts to apply to join the program
- Visit the website iepa.org.za and click on EPC Practitioner to find the application link
- Applications are online only you can click here to apply as well: COLLEGE APPLICATION
What to expect when you apply?
- You will be asked a few questions through the online application portal
- You will receive correspondence from us to confirm receipt of your application, with further information depending on your requested participation
- Should you wish your College to be selected for the practical session, we will call you to discuss
- Should you wish to send a Lecturer, we will email the lecturer with the required information
- Should you wish to offer the EPC for Buildings short course at your college in future, you will be required to send a Lecturer to be trained
- Should you wish to have your students considered for the programme, we will request you to sign a POPI Act agreement where we confirm how we will use your student information, and you will be requested to share your database with use to invite your students
What will it cost a College to take part?
- The College will not pay to participate in the programme, nor any lecturers
By when must a College application be in?
- All applications close 15 January 2022, as the programme starts on 31 January 2022
Where will the programme be held?
- For Western Cape students the practical session will be at the College of Cape Town.
- For Gauteng students the practical session will be at the Ekurhuleni East TVET College.
What will the College get?
- A Lecturer trained to present the EPC for Buildings short course to the College students ad public
- EPC for Buildings short course materials
- Marketing and branding materials for the short course
- Their workplaces’ mentors upskilled to for workplace hosting of EPC Practitioners towards their qualification
- Marketing exposure for the College
- Marketing exposure for the availability of the course at the College
- The online live training will be recorded, and available to the College to upload to its own on-demand system for future access by lecturers and students, or use the IEPA Academy platform
What we expect of the College?
- Assist with distributing information to suitable students, currently still unemployed, to apply to participate in the programme
- Assist with distributing information to workplaces for mentorship program opportunity and work placements
- Provide contacts of students and workplaces to IEPA for outreach and marketing of the program
- Select suitable lecturers within the college who will be able to attend the Training of the Trainer sessions, and the training, with the aim of being able to offer the short course for the college in future – lecturer requirement NQF6 level or higher in engineering
- Allow students, lecturers and mentors from other colleges, as well as IEPA and project staff, access to the programme should the college not be able to provide a sufficient number of suitable students
- Communicate and arrange the requirements for external persons to access the facilities
- The QCTO requires registration of the Skills Programme by the facility that will be presenting the Skills Programme, collaboration between IEPA and the College will be required – this will be done through the Steering Committee of the EPC Practitioner Skills Programme and executed with the supported of IEPA.The Skills Programme documentation will be completed by the steering committee and provided to the College for the registration requirements.
- The online live training has to be attended by all students, and the College may choose to make their facilities available to students if they so wish. IEPA will be arranging access to such facility at the place of employment arranged for the students.
- Allow access to IEPA assessors, moderator, trainers and staff to be able to perform the assessments of assignments through the requirements of the College – our staff are available for training of the use of the system, and to follow the College guidelines and requirements
- To make the EPC for Buildings available to the public and students to train at the College