IIE Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will open its first campus in the Eastern Cape, extending the brand's footprint to six of the nine provinces in South Africa. Situated at 3 Rink Street is IIE Rosebank College's Port Elizabeth campus. This is the brand's fourth blended learning campus, after Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg and Bloemfontein and ninth campus overall.
"While IIE qualifications are accredited by the same accreditation body as any university in South Africa (the Council on Higher Education (CHE)), we believe the affordability of IIE qualifications, our campus facilities and Graduate Empowerment Programme will attract prospective students," says Greg Fillmore, Managing Director of IIE Rosebank College.
According to the "Higher Education and Skills in South Africa" report released by Statistics South Africa, more than half of the youth in South Africa have limited access to funds to study further. Creating affordable, quality education is important to ensure that all prospective students have access to education that can help them secure employment.
"Students today don't just live online, they also learn online. Consequently, an institution that makes it difficult for students to use mobile devices to connect with peers and online resources isn't just putting its enrolment numbers at risk. It is also doing a disservice to its current and future students," says Delvin Munsamy, General Manager at IIE Rosebank College. "The blended model of teaching and learning offers students who are from outlying areas an opportunity to study without having to travel into the campus every day, another way in which we are extending access," adds Munsamy. Digital learning, otherwise called online learning is a form of blended learning. This type of learning combines more traditional learning methods of sitting down in a classroom with more informal learning methods, such as collaboration and networking, all done online. The flexibility and technology-based nature of digital learning appeals to students young and old.
Study in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth or PE as it's known locally, is a port city and holiday destination on the Eastern Cape Sunshine Coast of South Africa, known for its beautiful beaches, water-sports, waterfront, wildlife attractions and friendly people, hence the name Friendly City. While PE enjoys the status of being a laid-back South African coastal town, this does not get in the way of its booming industrial sector. The friendly city boasts two main industries, namely automotive and port and harbour facilities. Major vehicle manufacturers are based in PE. With this in mind, IIE qualifications offered at this new campus have been designed to meet the city's needs, making it easier for IIE graduates to increase their chances of gaining employment. Whether you choose an IIE Bachelor of Business Administration, IIE Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Diploma in Commerce in Marketing Management or IIE Diploma in Information Technology, amongst other qualifications offered, each IIE qualification is designed to make you career ready, in line with industry standards and expectations. Since the inception of our Graduate Empowerment Programme in 2012, IIE Rosebank College has placed over 10 700 graduates in employment to date, proof that IIE graduates meet the demands of the world of work. Through career coaching sessions, IIE graduates are taught to effectively apply and interview for employment thus empowering graduates with the tools they need to increase their chances of securing work.
Written by Karabo Keepile