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“Your Future by Becoming an Apprentice”

Practically skilled young people are high in-demand in the Western Cape.

An apprenticeship through a TVET college offers you the opportunity to gain these skills and get on-the-job work experience while you study.

This will boost your chances of getting your dream job or working it your way by opening your own business one day.

High In-Demand Occupations in the Western Cape

The Western Cape Government has identified five economic sectors that have the greatest potential to accelerate growth and job creation in the province. These are: Tourism, Oil and Gas, Agri-processing, Energy Security and ICT.

But we need people with the right skills to ensure our economy grows. We have identified nearly 100 occupations that are in high demand across these five priority sectors.

Pursuing a career as an apprentice in any of these occupations will increase your chance of getting a job or opening your own business one day.

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  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrician
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Food and Beverage Machine Operator
  • Food Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Millwright
  • Production and Operations Manager
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Supply and Distribution Manager
  • Agricultural Technicians
  • Architect
  • Boilermaker
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Conservationist
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Equipment Mechanician
  • Energy Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Fitter and Turner
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  • Food and Beverage Machine Operator
  • Laboratory technician
  • Wind Turbine Power Plant Process Controller
  • Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Process Controller
  • Solar Photovoltaic Service Technician
  • Millwright
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Plumber
  • Pump installer and service technician
  • Ranger
  • Rigger
  • Water Plant Operator
  • Water Quality Analyst
  • Welder
  • ICT Service Managers
  • ICT Sales Professionals
  • Systems Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Web and Multimedia Developers
  • Database Designers and Administration
  • System Administrators
  • Computer Network Professionals
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Telecommunications Engineers
  • Graphic and Multimedia Designers
  • Web Technicians
  • Broadcasting and Audio-Visual Technicians
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technicians
  • Information Technology Trainers

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Why not contact a college with a career in mind?
Oil & Gas
  • Air-conditioner and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Automotive motor mechanic
  • Boat Builder
  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter and Joiner
  • Crane driver
  • Electrician
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Millwright
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Plumber
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Rigger
  • Toolmaker
  • Welder
  • Baker
  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Concierge
  • Conservationist
  • Cook
  • Electrician
  • Food Technologist
  • Hostess
  • Ranger
  • Receptionist
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Small Business Practitioner
  • Sport and Fitness Instructor
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Consultant
  • Water Quality Analyst
For more information on any of these occupations

Where can I study?

Most of the occupations in high demand are studied at TVET Colleges. The following colleges are in the Western Cape.

Boland College
College of Cape Town
False Bay College
Northlink College
South Cape College
West Coast College
How and where can I find funding for my studies?

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