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Took place at Polokwane Campus on the 12th February 2024, Capricorn TVET College hosted by the W&R SETA E-Commerce Chinese Culture induction where  selected students and their parents were being introduced to the Chinese culture through presentations and interactions with Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre officials, Professor Dai Wenhong and Mr Lu Jiacheng.


The students will be stationed from March 2024 to March 2025 at various institutions in China for a duration of twelve (12) months. In addition, the students will receive practical training for Business Management, Financial Management and Marketing Management in five cities namely, Wuhan, Changzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Wenzhou.


The E-Commerce Chinese Culture programme is intended to empower TVET students with experiential learning at international institutions for their academic and career advancement with the sole aim of the country’s economic growth.


Students from Mopani and Vhembe TVET Colleges were also in attendance of the induction. The programme is fully funded by W&R SETA and the students will receive a monthly stipend in the twelve (12) months of the experiential learning programme in China.


Professor Dia Wenhong assured the parents of the safety and wellbeing of the learners throughout the duration of the programme. “We have successfully worked with W&R SETA in partnership with Capricorn TVET College in this Chinese Exchange programme for many years and the beneficiaries have gained sufficient knowledge and opportunities from the programme”.


Assistant Director of Student Support Services, Ms Tebogo Mogale reminded the beneficiaries to always remember that they are visiting China as representatives of their learning institutions. “As an institution, we are confident that you will gain valuable practical knowledge in the fields that the College has already given you theoretical training in. Therefore, use this experience as an opportunity to explore extensively academically in the fields you are in”, explained Ms Mogale in her address to the students.


“Opportunities such as this one comes once in a lifetime and that is the reason why I am fully supportive and willing to let my child be part of this exchange programme”, stated one of the parents to the students in attendance of the induction, Ms Selina Mathabe.


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