About Eastcape Midlands TVET College

About Eastcape Midlands TVET College

Creating New Futures!

Eastcape Midlands TVET College (EMC) in South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Bay is continuing to play a critical and meaningful role in skills development and the lives of its students in the Eastern Cape province.

EMC serves a highly industrialised urban area, part of the Nelson Mandela Metropole, as well as the rural western part of the province. This means that the college faces unique challenges in being a provider for the needs of a developed and advanced industrial economy on the one hand and, a widespread rural area with high rates of unemployment and poverty, which is further compounded by challenges of the Eastern Cape’s primary and secondary education systems in rural and less fortunate communities.

Yet, amid the challenges, EMC has not only increased its number of students who pass their exams, yearly, but has produced the top 10 students in the country over the past couple of years.

Last year, the college obtained a 77% certification pass rate and 874 distinctions in the National Certificate (Vocational) examinations. Management and leadership has also placed EMC on a growth trajectory and certified student numbers have grown with 35 % over a three year period.

Our Identity

Creating New Futures!

The Flow

The flow with the opening at the base symbolises the acceptance towards the community.

The Wording

The bold lettering forms a natural base for the rest of the logo to rest on.
It symbolises Eastcape Midlands College and finishes off the logo perfectly by balancing the other elements in adding visual weight.

The Logo


The Flames

The symbolic application that unites the college is in the form of flames that reach into the sky.
It also symbolises the strength of the college.

The Circle

The blue circle embraces the colleges as a symbol of protectiveness.
The fact that it is angled upward adds to the impression of movement into the future.

EMC’s strategic vision



Placement in the industry

Eastcape Midlands TVET College, known as EMC, came into being on 31 March 2002 with the merger of Uitenhage Technical College, KwaNobuhle Technical College, Grahamstown Technical College and the satellite campus of Bethelsdorp Technical College in Graaff-Reinet and was officially launched in October 2003.

EMC is a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution. TVET Colleges offer nationally accredited courses according to the new SAQA requirements that fit levels 2 – 4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The college serves a highly industrialized urban area, part of the Nelson Mandela Metropole, as well as the rural western part of the province. As such, it faces enormous challenges in being a provider for the needs of a highly advanced industrial component on the one hand and, a widespread rural area with high unemployment and poverty rate at the other.


Vision, Mission and Values

Creating New Futures!


To become a world class brand in knowledge and skills training and the first choice college in South Africa.


Our mission is to pursue our vision by passionately addressing the demands of the economy and the needs of the community who we serve.

In support of our mission we are committed to:
• Develop institutional capacity to support our programmes.
• Provide student support and services and endeavor to assist in job placement for our students.
• Be a modern but relevant college who are informed by development challenges facing its communities.
• Be a centre of excellence characterized by competitive competencies, capabilities and service orientation.


We will uphold all the values as enshrined in the spirit of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the various legislation’s that regulate the college directly or indirectly. We will particularly uphold strict financial discipline as contemplated by the PFMA. Our vision and mission will direct us at all times and we will endeavor to be effective, efficient and economical at all times by being responsive and relevant to our clients’ needs and by working as a coherent team.

Our core values are as follows:
• Customer supremacy
• Honesty
• Human dignity
• Consultation
• Striving for high standards of service
• Transparency
• Accountability
• Redress
• Value addition in whatever we do
• Learner-centeredness
• Respect for community value