The Gauteng CET College was established on 1 April 2015 under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act, Act 16 of 2006, as amended.
Our purpose is to address the education needs of youth and adults in Gauteng communities who, for various reasons, did not complete their schooling or who never attended school. The College seeks to facilitate a cycle of lifelong learning in communities by establishing the development of skills (including literacy, numeracy and vocational skills) to enhance personal, social, family and employment experiences. It offers both academic and skills programmes.
We aim to accomplish these goals by:
• Addressing the injustices of the past;
• Bringing quality education closer to communities;
• Allowing communities to be involved in identifying their needs;
• Offering affordable and relevant programmes to the communities we serve;
• Pursuing excellence and promoting the full realisation of the potential of every student; and
• Responding to the labour needs of the country, labour market and the communities.
The College Central Office is located at Crownwood Office Park, Block D, 2nd Floor, 100 Northern Parkway, Ormonde. Additionally, the College has 47 Community Learning Centres (CLCs) spread across three metros and two district municipalities in Gauteng, which are:
1. City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality: 16 Community Learning Centres
2. City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality: 12 Community Learning Centres
3. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality: 12 Community Learning Centres
4. Sedibeng District Municipality: 3 Community Learning Centres
5. West Rand District Municipality: 4 Community Learning Centres
A further 267 learning sites (satellites), which are attached to the main centres, provide easier access for students within their communities – contributing to local needs, local development, building social agency and social cohesion.