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#FutureFriday features the Programme Head for Electrical Engineering at Sedibeng TVET College Ms Seipati Tlali

By Matau Manye (Sedibeng TVET College)

Date: 16/04/2021



Happy #FutureFriday everyone!

 

On this #FutureFriday we are proud to celebrate the Programme Head for Electrical Engineering at Sedibeng TVET College, Ms Seipati Tlali. She got a head start in her career as an Electrical Engineering student at Sedibeng TVET College. Being a former student at the College, she has gone on to achieve great success such as receiving the award for Best TVET Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2017. All of this would have not been possible without the College being a stepping stone to her fulfilling her dreams.

 

“Electrical engineering has always been my passion,” says Tlali. In fact, she’s so passionate about this career that it’s also something she does during her free time. The Sebokeng-born lecturer helps her community resolve electrical issues when she’s not at work. Respected by students and lecturers alike, Tlali wants to pursue her Masters in Electrical Engineering.

 

“Students always want to know more about the Electrical Engineering industry, and I think as soon as they start understanding the course content, they start being fascinated”, said Tlali. And while her journey as a student is not over, she explained the route she has taken so far. Tlali attended Sedibeng TVET College and obtained her N6 Certificate in Electrical Engineering, did her apprentice training at Arcelor Mittal, and then obtained her National Diploma in Electrical Engineering. And when the teaching bug bit, she enrolled at Unisa for her PGCE and obtained her Wireman licence.

 

The energy she brings to her class encourages students to work harder, and as a result she was awarded the Best TVET Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2017. She reiterated that in any profession you need to ensure that you have mastered the field as students must have faith that you understand the content you teach. Tlali believes that if lecturers are adequately academically-equipped, their students will be more invested in what is being taught and will improve their results.

 

Article and photos supplied by: Matau Manye (Sedibeng TVET College)


Ms Seipati Tlali is the Programme Head for Electrical Engineering at Sedibeng TVET College. Some of her achievements include receiving the prestigious award for the Best TVET Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2017.

 

Ms Tlali (on the far right) with her vibrant team which she manages at Sedibeng TVET College: Mr PL Mfokane (Electronics lecturer), Ms MPF Sedibe (Electrical Principle Practice lecturer) and Ms WO Modise (Workshop Practice Lecturer).

Ms Tlali demonstrating how to connect an electrical circuit.

The energy Ms Tlali brings to her class encourages students to work harder.