Alpvest Institute for FutureTech, previously known as PC Training & Business College, had been homegrown for over 34 years, and the brand had evolved to re-launch itself in the Higher Education space. The Richfield and Alpvest Group had been restructured so that PC’s former CEO, Jay Ramnundlall, through ALPVEST, took control of the TVET Division of Richfield. The new business was re-branded in the name of “PC Training & Business College” and continued under the leadership of Raisha Seupersad.


PC Training & Business College’s latest range of occupational qualifications are aligned with the latest 4iR and Emerging 5iR Technologies, giving learners the knowledge, skills, tools, techniques, and strategies necessary to propel their career prospects and succeed in a digitally disruptive job market. Complementing knowledge acquired with practical skills and workplace experiences gave its learners a head-start in finding careers that kept abreast of the latest trends and technologies.


The job market was becoming increasingly competitive, and employers worldwide were looking for individuals who not only possessed theoretical knowledge but practical workplace skills such as problem-solving, communication, creativity, decision-making, and business computing.


The Quality Council for Trade and Occupations had developed a range of new qualifications that offered opportunities in career pathways in Information Technology, Healthcare, Education, Business, and Entrepreneurship, amongst others. All qualifications were complemented with strong digital transformation content and a curriculum that was enhanced, challenging current approaches to the field of study.


Programs were designed to give new entrants to the job market as well as employed persons and entrepreneurs an opportunity to freshen their business and occupational strategies supported by innovative technologies, thus enhancing the business success career prospects.


AIFT had reignited its passion for flexibility in the context of offering part-time and full-time studies as well as face-to-face, digital (online) learning, or blended learning. This flexibility also allowed employed learners to pursue occupational qualifications in line with their career advancement prospects.

PC Training & Business College has won several international awards which include:


Jay Ramnundlall was voted Winner of The TOPCO National Business of the Year Award



 Winner of two prestigious personal international awards in Rome from Other ways’ Association of

Management and Consulting – France:

Global Award for Perfection, Quality and Ideal Performance

Green Era Global Award for Sustainability



Oxford Academic Union, London, UK, has awarded the Institution’s CEO, Jay Ramnundlall, the

status of Honourable Professor of the Academic Union, Oxford, UK, with admission to the Club of

Rectors of Europe and the International Socrates.



– International Socrates Awards: Oxford, England – “Best Enterprises” and “Best Manager of the

Year” Award



– PMR Africa, Diamond Arrow Award: Best IT Training Institution: 1st overall for doing the most in

 the education sector and for stimulating economic growth and development in KZN



– South African National Business Award: First Place in the Category – Investor in People



– Winner of the Century International Quality ERA Gold Awards for:

Impressive Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – increasing the employability of students



– Winner of the Century International Quality ERA Gold Awards for:

Impressive Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – increasing employability of students

Promoting Technology – providing students with free access to high-tech devices with NO additional cost

Creating a “green” culture which benefits the environment, encouraging students and educators to move away from excessive use of paper and printing



– PMR Africa, Diamond Arrow Award: Leaders and Achievers Category

2015 – Finalist of the KwaZulu National Top Business Awards for being the Leading Brand in KwaZulu-  




– Finalist in the Platinum Technology International Award for Quality and Excellence


– Finalist in the Oliver Empowerment Awards for the Top Empowered Male Leader of the Year Award



– PMR Africa, Winner of the Diamond Arrow Award in the Business Sector for:

Economic Growth and Development

Managerial Expertise

Corporate Governance

Brand Awareness

Levels of Innovation



Finalist African Access National Business Awards – CEO nominated as, “Top Businessman of the


2013 – Winner of the Best Computer Training Institute/College in the Reader’s Choice  

“Best of the Best” Pretoria News Awards



– Finalist in four categories of the African Access National Business Awards:

Investing in People Award

Innovation through Technology Award

Customer Focus Award

Corporate Citizenship Award