Taletso TVET College Campuses
The town of Lehurutshe is a township with no central business or industrial centres, The small businesses that are currently operating in the area are mostly one-man enterprises. These small enterprises do not create efficient job opportunities for the community and most of its inhabitants must find work in nearby towns.
The campus was previously a college of education where technical and business studies educators were trained. The campus offers training opportunities to some of the very remote rural areas within theNgaka Modiri Molema District. The campus has hostel facilities that can accommodate up to 380 students.
The Lehurutshe Campus and The Mafikeng Campus have been offering end-user computing to 400 learners at NQF Level 3. This is done in partnership with the municipalities, the ISETT-SETA andSPL Communications.
Mafikeng Campus is situated in Mahikeng, which is the capital of the North West Province. The town is surrounded by rural villages governed by the tribal system of authority. Game farming, guesthouses and vegetable farming are typical economic activities in the area.
The Mafikeng Campus was formerly known as the Mmabatho Manpower Centre. There are currently 1609 students enrolled at the campus. The campus offers training in nine workshops including a carpentry workshop.
The Lichtenburg Campus is located 68km from Mahikeng and it is the only campus in the North West Province that offers training in primary agriculture. It has also been offering programmes and learnerships in agriculture in the surrounding rural areas.Taletso FET College has a student representative council which comprises of four representatives from each campus. Every campus has different student activities such as soccer, netball, chess, ballroom dancing and athletics.
There are also student resource centres where the students can do research, complete assignments and study.Lichtenburg, as a town, has a large potential for growth. There are two large cement factories (Lafarge and Holcim). Property development is on the increase. Some of the developments in the pipeline include a diamond mine and two large shopping centres.
These developments have the potential increase business and finance as well as trade and wholesale activities.