An FET programme teaches students the practical skills they will need to work in industries such as Engineering Technology, Tourism, Hospitality and Office Administration. These programmes are excellent choices for someone who has a specific career path in mind or someone who is already working but would like to make a career change. If you are thinking about enrolling in an FET program, consider the following benefits :
Help the economy
The skills you learn from your FET program will allow you to work in industries with high demand for workers. By helping meet the demand for workers, you can help uplift the South African economy.
Learn practical skills
FET programmes are designed to prepare you to work upon graduation. So, part of your class work will involve working in the industry you choose. This on-the-job- training will give you the skills you need to succeed at work after you finish the programme.
Shorter time commitment than undergraduate diploma
Most FET programs take only 1-3 years to complete compared to 4 years for earning an undergraduate diploma.
Because of the economic need for skilled workers, the government helps fund student’s tuition in FET programmes.
For information about FET bursaries, follow this link
For a list of FET colleges in South Africa and their contact information, follow this link