Growing our own wood – from ECP student to Junior Lecturer

The new integrated Design Foundation course is proud to introduce Simphiwe Kenneth Tsholeka a previous ECP student in the Graphic Design Programme at CPUT. Simphiwe excelled in his Graphic Design Diploma and then went on to complete a Btech in Graphic Design in 2017. His journey to academic success started in 2013 in an ECP classroom in Bellville. In 2018 Simphiwe came back to his academic roots, but this time as a Junior Lecturer. This journey from student to lecturer is testament to his commitment, work ethic and visual design abilities. Simphiwe’s interest in teaching started when he took on the role of mentor to new ECP students. He also worked as a lab assistant in the department, which has given him unique insight into the different hurdles students regularly face. In 2018 Simphiwe’s main activities will to assist the “History of Art and Design” and “Academic and Professional Literacy ” subjects. Simphiwe brings the following abilities and dispositions to his engagements in the ECP classroom; multilingual approaches to teaching and learning, a keen awareness of the issues that often face ECP students, a good practical knowledge of design and theory of design and a quiet respectful demeanor.