CPUT hosts enterprise and trade stakeholders

CPUT’s imaginative and prescient and strategic plans for the following decade have been shared with enterprise and trade role-players throughout a current occasion held on the Bellville campus.

One Good CPUT: Engaged with Its Vital Stakeholders was the theme of the Vice-Chancellor’s Companies and Industries Engagement.

Stakeholders have been welcomed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Educating and Studying, Prof Rishidaw Balkaran, who mentioned the expansion and success of CPUT’s educational mission is essentially depending on the expansion and success of its partnerships with numerous industries.

“We’ve got constructed sturdy hyperlinks with all spheres of presidency, the personal sector and societal buildings, who not solely help with the consumption of Work Built-in Studying and Service-Studying placements, but additionally contribute immensely to creating new {qualifications} by involvement in advisory committees for various disciplines.”

Vice-Chancellor Prof Chris Nhlapo delivered the keynote tackle and mentioned CPUT might now not be the best-kept secret.

He mentioned that whereas a lot was achieved below Imaginative and prescient 2020, the establishment had determined to not relaxation on its laurels.

These achievements included ground-breaking analysis, together with the launch of CPUT’s very first satellite tv for pc, which was the start of plenty of ground-breaking analysis on the establishment.

Nhlapo mentioned the establishment was going to maneuver up a gear and be taught from the errors and shortcomings of Imaginative and prescient 2020.

He mentioned the establishment’s purpose with Imaginative and prescient 2030 is characterised by three philosophies: ubuntu, ubunye (unity), ukungafani (range).

“On this technique we’re re-imagining CPUT as a number one college of know-how in South Africa and on the continent and certainly the globe and that’s the reason some persons are referring to it because the reimagining of CPUT as an MIT of Africa”.

Nhlapo mentioned the concept of building One Good CPUT or Imaginative and prescient 2030 was conceived in 2017 – a Good college with a deal with one dimension that’s oneness and the opposite dimension that’s smartness.

“One Good College is an idea with two dimensions – it’s each a bodily and a digital setting led by people coming collectively to create a extra humane, immersive, interactive and automatic expertise for college students, employees, researchers and stakeholders of the establishment.”

Nhlapo mentioned it was agreed that the following part – 2021 to 2030 – ought to be crafted with a view in direction of constructing One Good CPUT.

“The emphasis on oneness is directed at creating one institutional tradition, a way of belonging, an setting through which everybody strives in direction of the identical objective, taking pleasure of who we’re and the way we conduct our enterprise as a college, working as groups, taking collective accountability for our future, breaking down of silos, working throughout the departments, items, colleges disciplines and analysis focus areas, evident by a steep sense of caring concerning the wellness of others within the office and the way forward for CPUT. We’re saying every little thing we’re doing is concerning the individuals.”

The programme additionally included shows by Dr David Phaho, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Analysis, Know-how Innovation and Partnerships, the six colleges, the Development Division and different role-players in addition to a Q&A session.

Prof Lalini Reddy, Director: Centre for Neighborhood Engagement and Work Built-in Studying, mentioned the day had been a historic alternative for the establishment to share its new and “extraordinarily vibrant and eloquent imaginative and prescient 2030”.

“We thanks the general public sector and personal sector for the valued workplaces over the various years and for the SETAs and different funding companies for the immense funding that you’ve got delivered to us. You’ve supplied nice satisfaction to our college students when it comes to learnerships and internships. We thank our advisory committee membership members and others which have helped shape our very progressive curricula and our {qualifications}.”