If you are looking for a quality education that will equip you with relevant skills and prepare you for employability, you might want to consider Motheo TVET College. Motheo TVET College is one of the four public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in the Free State province of South Africa. The College was established on the 1st of April 2002 when Bloemfontein, Hillside View and Thaba Nchu technical colleges and the Kagisanong College of Education were merged together .
Motheo TVET College has a vision to be "a leading African college for innovation and excellence" and a mission to "provide quality lifelong learning opportunities through responsive vocational education and training programmes that contribute to socio-economic development". The College offers a range of programmes that cater for different needs and interests of learners, such as National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV), Report 191 (NATED), Skills Programmes, Learnerships, Artisan Development Programmes and Community Development Programmes.
The College has three main campuses: Bloemfontein Campus, Hillside View Campus and Thaba Nchu Campus. Each campus has its own focus areas and facilities. Bloemfontein Campus is located in the Bloemfontein Central Business District and offers mainly Business Studies programmes. It also caters for disabled students (deaf, blind and physically impaired) with special equipment and support services. Hillside View Campus is situated in Bloemanda Township, 8 km from the Central Office. It offers mainly Engineering programmes, both NCV and NATED. Thaba Nchu Campus is located in the semi-rural area of Thaba Nchu, 70 km from Bloemfontein CBD. It offers a mix of both Engineering and Business Studies programmes.
In addition to the three main campuses, the College has three satellite centres in Botshabelo (Motheo district) and Zastron and Koffiefontein (Xhariep district). These centres aim to address the local economic challenges such as unemployment, poverty and skills shortage by offering relevant programmes that meet the needs of the communities.
One of the innovative initiatives of Motheo TVET College is the establishment of an Artisan Academy with the intention of fast-tracking the development and provision of artisans in line with the National Skills Development Strategy’s (NSDS) target of producing 30 000 artisans by 2030. The Academy is situated opposite South Park Cemetery in Bloemfontein and will be officially opened soon. It will offer training in various trades such as plumbing, electrical service, carpentry, welding, bricklaying etc.
Another project that showcases Motheo TVET College's commitment to entrepreneurship development is the Design and Line Manufacturing Incubator funded by SEDA. This project is located in St Georges Street in Bloemfontein and aims to provide support services to emerging fashion designers who want to start or grow their own businesses.
Motheo TVET College also values partnerships with various stakeholders such as local business, industry, government institutions, municipalities, SETAs (Sector Education Training Authorities), universities etc. These partnerships enable the College to access funding opportunities, share best practices,
enhance curriculum relevance,
facilitate work placement,
and promote international exchange programmes. Some examples of these partnerships are:
- Coleg Gwent (UK), Northlink TVET College (Cape Town), West-Lothian College (Scotland)
and student mobility
of Free State
and Central University
for articulation pathways;
- Mangaung Chamber
for employer engagement;
- Bank Seta
as Lead SETA
in partnership with Digilab
to train 50 ladies students
to qualify as Satellite Installers;
- AGRI SETA,
for funding learnerships and skills programmes.
As you can see, Motheo TVET College is more than just an educational institution.
It is a gateway to employability, a hub for innovation and excellence, and a catalyst for socio-economic development. If you are