Mr Zwelethu Mthethwa is the new GS TVET College, Evander Campus manager. Even though her wanted to be a motor mechanic when growing up, his journey started from being a school teacher until he reached his current prominence.
After he lost his father at a young age, he then fell into teaching where he worked for 21 years before he became a lecturer at GS TVET College, Sibanesetfu Campus. MR Mthethwa said after he passed his matric, he did not have money to go to tertiary, but that did not stop him from studying further.
“I started teaching just after just after matric at the age of 19, but my mother encouraged me to save money and study further”.
He attained his two diplomas, Degree, honours and master’s degree through distance learning. During his career as a school teacher, Nyambose would use his own car to transport learners to the career exhibitions and also assist them to apply in different tertiary institutions.
“I would personally take them to go and register at tertiary institutions”, Mr Mthethwa elaborated.
Nyambose speaks about education with passion encourages young people not to stop studying because of financial constraint.
“Young people should focus and be committed because money is already out there for them”
He also mentioned that colleges provide colleges with the necessary skills, and the government and private sectors should help by providing opportunities for them. He urged young people to develop the entrepreneurial spirit and not depend entirely on getting employed.
“GS is one of the best colleges because of the quality of teaching, learning infrastructure and the human resources”, said Nyambose. His future aspirations includes working at a senior managerial position where he will contribute in shaping the direction and vision in terms of programmes and future of the college. Nyambose believes that colleges TVET Colleges can produce innovators who would be able to solve problems faced by the country, like sewage spillages.
He said, “For the colleges to produce innovators, they should strengthen in the area of infrastructure, equipment provision, the tools of trade and also make sure that workshops in all campuses are functional. “The college is in my heart and the future of the country lies within the vocational education and training centres”, he concluded.