NWU and college offer joint short courses
Two campuses of the North-West University (NWU) signed a collaboration agreement for the provision of short courses with a private college for further education and training on 4 July 2012.
The agreement was concluded between the Skills Development Unit (SDU) of the Vaal Triangle Campus and the Development Institute and Training Academy of Southern Africa (DITASA), and is an initiative aimed at addressing the skills shortage in the labour sector.
The School of Continuing Teacher Education on the Potchefstroom Campus will provide the technological support for delivering the short courses.
The agreement was finalised by Prof Martin Oosthuizen, (the NWU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching-Learning), NWU Legal Services and DITASA.
This followed the issuing of the Green Paper on postschool education and training by the Department of Higher Education and Training in January 2012, encouraging cooperation between educational institutions.
Present at the formal signing of the agreement are at the back, from the left, Mr Ruan Cronjé, the manager of the Enterprize Development Centre, Mr Lebohang Mokoena, the manager of the Skills Development Centre (SDU) on the NWU’s Vaal Triangle Campus, and Dr Stefan Jacobs, academic head of the Development Institute & Training Academy of Southern Africa (DITASA). In front, from the left, are Mr Neville McIntyre, the executive chairman of Jigsaw Holdings Pty Ltd, Dr Theuns Eloff, the NWU’s vice-chancellor, and Prof Linda du Plessis, Vice-Rector: Academic, Quality and Planning of the NWU’s Vaal Triangle Campus.