Mitchells Plain will soon be home to Cape Town’s latest tertiary institution following the sale of land by the City of Cape Town to the False Bay College. The college, which will have the capacity to cater to approximately 10 000 students, will address a great need for the education and training of youth in the Mitchells Plain and Strandfontein areas and surrounds. It will serve as the first large-scale tertiary institution for the area.
The facility will offer tuition in the key sectors of tourism, film, information technology, call centre training, retail programmes, business studies, paralegal qualifications and the creative media. It will also have a cosmetology academy and the college will offer bridging programmes for youth who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry into technical and vocational education and training colleges.
The establishment of a campus that serves the communities of Mitchells Plain and surrounding communities represents a significant opportunity to promote access to education for young people in vulnerable communities on the Cape Flats.
The City says it’s encouraged that with the allocation of R380 million by the National Department of Higher Education and Training, the project can now progress to the construction phase.