Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) launched


By alanhammond, 23 February, 2010

Mr Wilson Nzimande from the Coastal KZN FET College is the first Chairperson of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The QCTO was launched by Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande

The acting Executive Officer of the QCTO will be Adrienne Bird, who is a former head of the skills development function at the Department of Labour. Other members of the QCTO are:

Sam Isaacs, Executive Officer of SAQA

Firoz Patel the Executive Officer of the NSA

Professor Rolf Stump, the Acting CEO of the CHE

Dr Mafu Rakometsi, the CEO of Umalusi

Bonny Marekwa from Popcru and Ecliff Tantsi from Num were nominated by Nedlac

Stella Carthy and Willie Matthiae were nomiated by Nedlac to represent Business

Thulane Mabuza and Francis Malesela Maleka were nominated by Nedlac to represent community organisations

Dr Bheki Mahlobo represents the interestes of public education and training providers

Dr Marina le Grange reprents private training providers

Representing the State will be Elizabeth Thobejane and Dr Julius Nyalunga