SSS deliberates on taking the unit forward


The College Student Support Services (SSS) Team is serious about improving its strategic plan in order to promote academic excellence through active and systematic participation. For this reason, a strategic planning workshop was held in Hluhluwe this past weekend.

It was discussed that SSS needs to drive academic support and each campus was encouraged to actively participate in student placements in order to reach the desired target. Student Liaison Officers were encouraged to build a close relationship with the Disability Sub Unit in order to be able to cater for the students with various impairments. SLOs were reminded about ensuring that student matters are kept confidential.

Deputy Principal Academic, Elsie Du Toit and Deputy Principal Corporate Services, Thami Nxumalo presented the College Strategic Plan. Du Toit went on to explain about the strategic position of the College and the campuses. She urged the College departments to make use of the shoe, tissue and PPE factories and specifically asked that the PPE that is used for practicals is purchased in house. Du Toit shared information about the boat building course and the newly established partnership with the Yacht Club. “This is an opportunity for us to evaluate what we are doing and where we are going, we need to focus on offering programmes that are digital so that our curriculum offers new skills and to focus on increasing the certification rate,” reiterated Du Toit.