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  Peter Mankge, Fitting and Turning Student Tshwane South College  
  The Business Trust's Colleges Collaboration Fund worked to transform the country's 152 technical colleges into 50 new Further Education and Training colleges, like the Centurion Tshwane South College attended by Peter Mankge and Maserumule Mokgome. The programme worked to improve governance, management and ties with industry. It raised the profile of the sector as a key component of the education and training system. The Colleges Collaboration Fund was a partnership between the Business Trust and the Department of Education.  
Name The Colleges Collaboration Fund
Strategic Partner Department of Education
Period 1999 - 2004
Budget R 82 million (BT Funding)
Purpose The Business Trust's Colleges Collaboration Fund was established to support the transformation of the country's 152 technical colleges into world-class providers of further education and training. It converted 152 disparate colleges into 50 new further education and training institutions to create a more consolidated, efficient and responsive sector. It supported the Department of Education through research and analytical studies of sector dynamics, capacity building of senior and middle management, assistance to the FET colleges in strategic planning and the strengthening of their management systems.
Colleges restructured 152
Governors and managers trained 3,182
Enrolements increased from base of 250,000 406,000
  To learn more about the Business Trust’s Colleges Collaboration Fund project, click here
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