Con­struc­tion sec­tor bur­sary op­por­tu­nity

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO EDUCATION - Gugu Myeni

THE Con­struc­tion Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Author­ity (CETA) says ap­pli­ca­tions for the Thapelo Madibeng Bur­sary Scheme will close at the end of Jan­uary 2019.

Two thou­sand bur­saries will be awarded na­tion­ally to learn­ers who want to study in the con­struc­tion sec­tor.

The bur­saries, val­ued at R80 000 each, will cover costs of tu­ition fees, books, sta­tionery, res­i­dence costs and meals.

They are of­fered to learn­ers in the fields of study which in­clude civil en­gi­neer­ing, prop­erty devel­op­ment, quan­tity sur­vey­ing and ar­chi­tec­ture amongst oth­ers.

‘The bur­sary is for both un­der-grad­u­ate and post-grad­u­ate can­di­dates.

‘Full time stu­dents reg­is­tered with a pub­lic in­sti­tu­tion of their choice may ap­ply.

‘Learn­ers must ob­tain a 60% Grade 12 aca­demic achieve­ment with both Math­e­mat­ics and Phys­i­cal Science at level 5 or above.

‘No bur­saries will be granted to ex­ist­ing stu­dents who are not pro­moted to the next year of study and have failed more than two sub­jects,’ CETA said.

The bur­sary scheme is named af­ter Thapelo Madibeng, a Core Busi­ness Ex­ec­u­tive at CETA who died at the end of July this year af­ter suf­fer­ing from cancer.

At his me­mo­rial ser­vice, CETA Chair­per­son Ray­mond Cele an­nounced that this is to hon­our his mem­ory, pro­fes­sion­al­ism and con­tri­bu­tion to skills devel­op­ment through­out his ca­reer.

Five learn­ers of uM­folozi TVET Col­lege have al­ready been awarded bur­saries.

This was an­nounced dur­ing the re­launch of the uM­folozi TVET Col­lege skills devel­op­ment cen­tre in eSikhaleni re­cently.

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms for the bur­sary are avail­able on the CETA web­site.

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