The Student Support Services in Letaba TVET college is to assist students and young people facing a variety of barriers to learning to achieve their educational and developmental potential by providing a range of strategies and specialized support at the individual, group, college, and area levels.
The Student Support Services advocates a holistic approach and a student-cantered approach that seeks to increase the chances of success and employability of students. The support includes assisting the student with making the best programme choice, access to finances. It focuses much on the 3 key areas which is Pre-entry support, Oncourse support and Exit support.
This is the stage where the students who wish to enrol in any programmes in Letaba TVET College thoroughly orientated to the college and the various study options available. The orientation program is well-structured and Student Support Services Officers and Lecturing personnel are on board to assist in the implementation of the program. The programme includes but not limited to the following:
The career guidance officers are available to provide the above-mentioned services and to ensure that all the needs of students are addressed until the students complete their studies.
All new students are being invited to attend orientation and induction, which assist to obtain campus information such as, but not limited to:
On-course support is to support students as they undertake their programme studies. It requires mainly academic support, access to personal tutors, life skills, language, maths and maths literacy support, advice on health, practical assistance, and opportunities for leadership (SRC), sport and cultural development, Counselling, & etc.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a statutory structure as provided for in the Higher Education Act. The SRC offers a variety of services to individual students and different student groupings and in offering these services the SRC exercises political, economic, and administrative authority in order to manage the activities of student life. As such, the SRC is the highest decision-making structure of student governance at Letaba TVET College.
In line with the definition of governance, the roles, and responsibilities of the SRC include:
The SRC is elected annually by the students and consists of 9 members per Campus who either represent other student organisations or are independents. The duties, functions, privileges, and term of office are set out in the SRC Constitution and election by-laws approved by Council as institutional rules.
The SRC is a vital stakeholder within Letaba TVET College, since various decisions require consultation with the SRC. Letaba TVET college through these processes embraces the notion of co-operative governance.