Student Representative Council
Creating New Futures!
The TVET Colleges Act calls for student representation in governance structures such as the Council and Academic Board of the College. In compliance to this legislative requirement, during February of each year Eastcape Midlands College conducts a democratic election of the Student Representative Council. The SRC is founded by the students, for the students, with a developmental consideration of the functional needs of the College student population. The SRC members as the active voice of the students acknowledge their duty to maintain a key responsibility in the operations of the College.
The SRC of each campus is primarily responsible for representing students of the particular campus and for organizing activities per campus. The executive members of the SRC serve on the following College Governing structures:
• College Governing Council – President
• Finance and Facility Committee (Fincom) – Treasurer
• Financial Aid Committee – President, Deputy President and Treasurer
The SRC members holding the following portfolios represent the student body on the following committees:
• Academic Board – Education and Transformation Officer
• Marketing and Communication committee – Communication and Marketing Officer
• Sport, Arts and Culture Committee – Sport, Arts and Culture Officer
The Eastcape Midlands College SRC strives to uphold the interests of students by:
• Representing and acting in the interests of the student community at all times;
• Promoting and upholding the principles of Eastcape Midlands College;
• Ensuring that no student is discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, culture, language, birth, pregnancy, marital status, disability, conscience belief or political inclination.
• Supporting students and student organizations by creating forums to achieve common goals; and encouraging and supporting the development
of efficient student governance through maximum participation and co-operation between the different levels of student governance;
• Upholding and supporting the vision, mission and strategic goals of the College;
• Promoting academic diligence and excellence among students
How does EMC support their students in becoming more employable for industry?
The Career Development Centre’s (CDC) primary goal is to assist students in becoming more employable for industry, by offering meaningful work-readiness workshops and support to all on-course students, and provide students with work-based experience opportunities during their holidays.
On-course students can look forward to the annual Careers Fair, whereby they can network with prospective employers, and participate in FREE learner license training and driver simulator training classes.
The CDC connects with industry, and establishes partnerships in an effort to support EMC Alumni members in finding sustainable internship – and job opportunities which are aligned to the qualification of study, thus allowing for EMC graduates to become more employable for industry!