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
“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.