By January this year, over 400 thousand students enrolled at more than 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVET) around the country. The colleges provide hands-on training and practical experience in a variety of vocational and artisan fields, such as engineering, construction, business studies, tourism and hospitality. Over the years, TVETs have transformed to become a major contributor to the country’s economy by providing much-needed skills in the workforce. Over 90 percent of TVET college students are also benefiting from NSFAS bursaries. To reflect on the many opportunities and experiences TVET colleges offer, we are joined by Goodman Mnisi, Acting Principal at Central Johannesburg College.