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Statement of Appreciation from Ms. Buyelwa Sonjica, Chairperson of Aurelian Beneficial Trust (ABT)

On behalf of the Aurelian Beneficial Trust (ABT), I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Barloworld Trust for their generous support and unwavering commitment to the development of the Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Institute’s engineering workshop facilities. Your substantial pledge has been instrumental in advancing the capabilities of Fort Cox’s Agricultural …

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ABT Trustees Engage in Strategic Talks with German Embassy and SECO on Skills Development and Vocational Training

On June 28, 2024, the Trustees of Aurelian Beneficial Trust (ABT) had a productive meeting with the German Embassy and the Swiss Economic Cooperation and Development (SECO) at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation. The discussion focused on potential collaboration in skills development and vocational training to benefit ABT’s partner tertiary institutions and their …

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Exploring Potential Collaborations: Aurelian Beneficial Trust Meets with Saudi Embassy on Vocational Education

Continuing our commitment to fostering collaboration, Aurelian Beneficial Trust team, led by Chairperson Ms. Buyelwa Sonjica, convened with The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Pretoria. Together, we are exploring exciting opportunities for partnership in vocational education and skills development. This meeting took place on Thursday, 16 May 2024. #Partnerships #VocationalEducation#SkillsDevelopment

Exploring Collaborative Opportunities in Skills Development and Vocational Training: Aurelian Beneficial Trust Engages with Singapore’s High Commissioner

On May 15, 2024, the Trustees of Aurelian Beneficial Trust held a fruitful meeting at the High Commission of Singapore in Pretoria, engaging in productive discussions with His Excellency Mr. Zainal Arif Mantaha, the esteemed High Commissioner of Singapore, along with representatives from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa. The primary objective …

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Fund launched to empower young tech entrepreneurs

A transformative fund to empower innovators and tech entrepreneurs from higher education institutions was officially launched by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday. The Higher Education Innovation Fund is aimed at students aspiring to become innovators and tech entrepreneurs emerging from Technical Vocational Education and …

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SA TVET colleges must be springboard for tech jobs

South Africa’s education system needs to shift from its focus on passing an exam and receiving a certificate, to become a pathway towards employability. This was the word from Nyari Samushonga, CEO of WeThinkCode, during a panel discussion at the State IT Agency’s (SITA’s) GovTech 2023conference. The discussion, moderated by TV personality Leanne Manas, also featured Mamela Luthuli, …

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Fort Cox Workshop Refurbishment Project

On Monday, 22 May 2023 Aurelian Beneficial Trust (ABT) and Barloworld Limited visited one of ABT partners, Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Institute to assess the intervention required to refurbish their workshop so they can fully attain accreditation to offer agricultural engineering.

Skills programmes the answer for matrics who can’t go to university

The South African government has spent more than R2 billion to develop or refurbish 16 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges for those who do not qualify for university.  The colleges and learnerships offer job placement opportunities by private companies, government initiatives and NGOs. There are 50 colleges with more than 200 campuses …

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