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University or Vocational Training: How To Choose What Is Right For You

With South Africa’s high unemployment rates and limited university spaces, matriculants are often urged to opt for vocational training.

University or Vocational Training: How To Choose What Is Right For You

But an education expert says that many people don’t understand the various options available for school-leavers, and even fewer understand the opportunities available to those who follow the vocational training path.

“Vocational training refers to training that is specific to a career or a trade, meaning that it focuses on the practical application of skills in the workplace. Instead of just giving you theoretical knowledge about a certain field, vocational training helps you develop practical skills to perform a certain role, and enables you to be productive from the first day that you walk into a job,” says Barend van den Berg, MD of Oxbridge Academy, SA’s fastest-growing distance learning provider, responsible for the education of more than 20 000 students annually.

Van den Berg says there are countless benefits to pursuing a vocational qualification, but despite this, there is still a misguided perception that such a qualification counts for less than a basic degree from a university.

“Obtaining a degree gives you substantial theoretical knowledge in your chosen field of study, but that does not mean that you are prepared for the workplace or that you possess the practical skills you need to perform a particular job role,” notes Van den Berg.

“Although theoretical knowledge provides a foundation for further exploration and thought leadership, vocational training develops practical, immediately relevant skills which opens doors in the job market. The perception that vocational training is worth less than a degree is therefore false, as vocational learners acquire both theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills, which better equips them for workplace integration.”

Van den Berg says the career options in the vocational sector are virtually endless, and incorporate almost all sectors of the economy.

“Depending on which vocational training programme you complete, you could pursue a career as an electrician, motor mechanic, boilermaker, beautician, bookkeeper, computer programmer, graphic designer, office assistant, childminder, or HR practitioner, to name only a few of the options,” he says.

“It is also worth mentioning that it has become common practice for millennials to move around in the workplace and that they often change careers. Vocational training is ideal for them, as it gives them hands-on skills and is an accessible form of studying, enabling them to earn while they learn.”

In addition to being an effective way to open doors to many careers, vocational training is also a great option for aspiring entrepreneurs, says Van den Berg.

“Since these courses prepare you for the workplace, and are designed to fill workplace skills gaps, you have a good chance of finding a job. Most employers are familiar with these types of national qualifications, and recognise their value. And if you have entrepreneurial ambitions, you also have the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to start your own business.”

A further positive aspect is the remuneration potential for those in vocational careers.

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Transnet seeks Trainee Traction Linesman

Transnet is looking to hire individuals to be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months in Overhead Track Equipment maintenance functions including Train Working Rules in order to obtain the necessary skills to become a Traction Lineman.

Transnet seeks Trainee Traction Linesman

After successful completion of all required training at a Transnet Freight Rail Training College, including Train Working Rules, successful applicants will be appointed as Traction Lineman.

Area:

• Postmasburg

• Kimberly

• Kenhardt

• Sishen

• Groblershoop

Qualifications & Experience :

  • Grade 12 with Maths and Physical Science
  • Advantageous to have Certificate in Train Working Rules as applicable to Infrastructure personnel
  • Advantageous to have Category “A” Certificate of Authority as required in the section concerned and must be prepared to be re-tested before appointment as Traction Lineman
  • To pass all modules including drivers licence (Code 10) during period of training
  • Free from claustrophobia
  • Comply with depth perception criteria
  • Free from acrophobia Physically fit Sound hearing
  • Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019Opportunity is closing in 7 daysOpportunities Offered By : TransnetArticle Category: TraineeshipsOpportunity available in: Northern CapeTags: transnet jobstransnet learnershiptransnet traineeshiptransnet vacancies

Anglo American Graduate Internships

Applications for South Africa are open from 1 June 2019 to 31 July 2019. Please keep an eye out for when applications open in the other regions.

 

Anglo American Graduate P1/P2 Internship

Workplace Experience-Government Youth Programme

The Graduate Programme is about finding the very best talent to help us create a more sustainable future.

You’ll contribute to our business from the first day you join us.

You’ll take on two or three roles during the three-year programme, learning through doing, working alongside top industry experts on an accelerated and exhilarating development journey that’s rooted in a purpose-led high-performance culture.

Applicants must…

  • Have a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in disciplines relevant to mining, in particular, Engineering ( National Diploma or BSC Mechanical / Electrical Engineering / Mining Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Rock Engineering / Mineral Surveying) and relevant sub-disciplines;
  • Commerce ( Finance & Accountancy / ); 
  • Data Science; 
  • Human Resources Management;
  • Geology;
  • Safety and Sustainability;
  • and Environment Science.

Have excellent academics.

Be team players with strong leadership potential.

Demonstrate drive, ambition and a passion for challenging work in our Operations.

Actively participate in campus and community life.

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019Opportunity is closing in 47 daysOpportunities Offered By : Anglo AmericanArticle Category: GraduatesOpportunity available in: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West / Northern Cape / Western CapeTags: limpopograduateinternshipskillstrainingminingengineering

Transnet Trainee in Training Opportunities

Exciting opportunities At Transnet in fields of Trainee Technical Worker: Signals, Trainee Trackmaster and Trainee Traction Linesman. All entry requirements is Matric ( grade 12). Training opportunities are listed at various locations.

Young Professionals in Training

To be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months.

Trainee Technical Worker: Signals

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12 Certificate with Maths and Physical Science.
  • To pass all modules as per the Signal Technical Training programme
  • Obtain drivers licence (Code B) during period of training, pre-requisite for consideration for appointment on completion of training.
  • Free from claustrophobia (fear of confined places)
  • Comply with depth perception criteria
  • Free from acrophobia (fear of heights)
  • Physically fit
  • Sound hearing
  • Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test

Trainee Trackmaster

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12 with Maths
  • To pass all modules as per the Permanent Way Training programme
  • Obtain drivers licence (Code C1) during period of training, pre-requisite for consideration for appointment on completion of training.
  • Free from claustrophobia
  • Comply with depth perception criteria
  • Free from acrophobia
  • Physically fit
  • Sound hearing
  • Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test.

Trainee Traction Linesman

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12 with Maths and Physical Science
  • Advantageous to have Certificate in Train Working Rules as applicable to Infrastructure personnel
  • Advantageous to have Category “A” Certificate of Authority as required in the section concerned and must be prepared to be re-tested before appointment as Traction Lineman
  • To pass all modules including drivers licence (Code 10) during period of training
  • Free from claustrophobia
  • Comply with depth perception criteria
  • Free from acrophobia
  • Physically fit
  • Sound hearing
  • Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Monday, July 29, 2019Opportunity is closing in 9 daysOpportunities Offered By : TransnetArticle Category: TraineeshipsTags: transnet graduatereal estate graduateGIS graduateinformation systems graduateOpportunity available in: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West / Northern Cape / Western Cape

Trainee Track Welder

Transnet has traineeship programmes for young, fit applicants who meet the criteria for each position.

Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title : Trainee Track Welder
Employee Group : Trainee Department : Infra Engineering
Location : Various Locations
Reporting To : Production Manager
Grade Level : SSTP
Reference Number : 50014232
Position Purpose: To be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months in Permanent Way (Welding) functions including Train Working Rules in order to obtain the necessary skills to become a Trade Hand L4. Areas: Central Region •Bayhead •Newcastle •Vereeniging • Musina •Springs •Modimolle •Standerton •Bloemhof Position outputs:
•Welding and grinding of turnout components
•Weld exothermic grinding battered, rail ends and skid marks
•Perform general welding and preventative grinding
•Comply to Safe Working Procedures

Qualifications and Experience:
•Grade 12 Certificate with Maths
•To pass all modules as per the Permanent Way Training programme
•Obtain drivers licence (Code EC/ EC1) during period of training, pre-requisite for consideration for appointment on completion of training. Be prepared to obtain PDP.
•Free from claustrophobia (fear of confined places)
•Comply with depth perception criteria
•Free from acrophobia (fear of heights)
•Physically fit
•Sound hearing
•Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test

Competencies:
KNOWLEDGE
•Functional knowledge of equipment
•Supervising people
•Read contents apart
•Report writing (general).
•Signal parts
•Communication
•Reading
•Literacy.
•Practical (maintenance)
•Safety Act 85
•Performed maintenance and fault finding on power equipment.

SKILLS
•Conflict handling
•Technical skills
•Replacement of Signal parts.
•Writing
•Analytical
•Company image
. •People skills
•Maintenance of all Signalling apparatus being used
. •Be in possession of a (Code EC/EC1) driver’s licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle.

ATTITUDES
•Attention to detail
•Safety orientation.
•Empathy.
•Quality awareness.
N.B: a) This is a Safety Related and/or Safety Critical job.
b) The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job
. c) No emailed applications will be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056

 

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Monday, July 29, 2019Opportunities Offered By : TransnetArticle Category: TraineeshipsTags: transnetwelderOpportunity available in: Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West

Learnership National Certificate Supply Chain Management

This course will equip learners with competencies required to engage in the processes and inter-relationships across the supply chain so as to create sustainable value for organisations. This qualification is aimed at overcoming the traditional functional approach to operations and management as well as fostering supply chain integration.

Learnership National Certificate Supply Chain Management NQF Level 5

Inline with the company’s commitment to employee development, a learnership opportunity has been availed for suitably qualifying employees to enrol on a National Certificate: Supply Chain Management NQF Level 5 program.

The Successful candidates will enter into an 18 month Learnership Agreement. All selected employees will be expected to commit to a work-back agreement.

Minimum Requirements

  • Matric Certificate 
  • Relevant Line manager/supervisor’s recommendation letter is compulsory for participation
  • Must be able and willing to work through theoretical learning component and follow schedules and process for practical learning to obtain qualification.
  • Display keen interest in self – development and commitment to successfully complete the learning program.
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019Opportunity is closing in 3 daysOpportunities Offered By : UnitransArticle Category: LearnershipsTags: learnershipskillstrainingyouthunitransOpportunity available in: KwaZulu-Natal / Western Cape

ATI boosts artisan skills in Northern Cape

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:57Author: Artisan Training Institute

Technical training provider the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) has announced the acquisition of the De Beers’ technical training campus (DBTTC) in a transaction that will bring new economic activity to the Northern Cape province.

Technical training provider the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) has announced the acquisition of the De Beers’ technical training campus (DBTTC) in a transaction that will bring new economic activity to the Northern Cape province.

ATI, one of the leading training institutions in South Africa, is strongly positioned to develop the DBTTC, ensuring an increase in the throughput of trained artisans in the region, and the future operation of the facility. Like most emerging markets, South Africa is under pressure to train more artisans.

Registered engineering apprentices have decreased radically over the past five years, from approximately 30,000 in 2015/16 to approximately 10,000 youth in training currently.

Sean Jones, managing director of ATI, says the acquisition of the new campus will play a critical role in reigniting opportunities for youth in the Northern Cape.

“We are delighted that the De Beers group has put its trust in ATI to continue the excellent track record of producing skilled artisans at an internationally accredited level at the campus,” says Jones.

ATI has been working closely with government and private sector partners to expand its technical training offering to create new pathways for youth to enter the job market. Subsequently, the institute has outlined plans to implement youth development initiatives as part of the transaction.

ATI has successfully piloted a mid-level skills programme for Harambee, a leading non-profit organisation focusing on creating livelihoods for youth. The Installation Repair and Maintenance (IRM) programme bridges the gap between engineering theory and work readiness.

ATI plans to roll out the IRM programme at the Kimberley facility.

“This approach creates new revenue streams for the centre, making use of some of the vacant workshops and bolstering its corporate social responsibility commitments within the Northern Cape,” says Jones.

Both the De Beers facility and ATI have a long history and reputation for delivering quality technical training in South Africa making the transaction a logical fit. The two operations service similar customers in mainly the mining, engineering, transport, construction, government, and agricultural industries.

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How to finance your own studies

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:40Author: Cindy Payle

What do you do if you don't come from a wealthy family and the idea of a study loan makes you break out in a cold sweat?

What do you do if you don't come from a wealthy family and the idea of a study loan makes you break out in a cold sweat?

There are other ways to fund your studies that don't require you to trade your future or go into debt.

In fact there are countless success stories of people who came from challenging circumstances and yet were able to reach their career goals. This could be you!

Here are 5 tried and tested ways of financing your academic programme:

Get a Part-Time Job

The money earned through entry level jobs or shift work could help you to make ends meet while you are studying.

There are many employment opportunities that cater specifically to the student timetable. For example call centre or retail jobs can be scheduled according to your class and study times.

Apply for Financial Support

Get financial assistance from private companies or government institutions. There are many entities that offer funding to underprivileged students. In some instances this could also open doors for employment after graduation.

Start Tutoring

Tutoring is another great way to earn money while you study. The flexibility and convenience of tutoring is part of the appeal as it can be done on campus in between classes or after hours. In addition this job can position you for future academic roles.

Join a Crowdfunding Site

More people are turning to crowdfunding as a way to source money for their private projects and personal goals. In South Africa Feenix and Backabuddy are well known platforms used to raise money through generous sponsors.

Save Up

Take the pressure off while you study by choosing to save up first. This requires time and discipline but for those who succeed it can be an extremely rewarding alternative. If you choose to save your own money it can remove the stress of sourcing beneficiaries, navigating complex application processes and anxiously waiting for payouts.

Perhaps a combination of these funding methods is the best option. Due to the cost of a higher education it might be necessary to save, work and seek financial assistance to ensure that your study costs are fully covered. Whatever if you do, don't allow money to stop you from studying further and achieving your dreams

Article Category: Finance

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Learnership

APPLY today follow the instructions to complete the online application by 19 July 2019.

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Learnership (2019 - 2020) (Gauteng)

This opportunity is intended to provide you with a compact foundation to further develop and succeed in your career, throughout the internship you will be offered guidance and mentorship.

Requirements

To be eligible for this opportunity:

  • All applicants must have completed Grade12
  • All applicants must have a completed Bachelor of Science Degree (Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and/or treatment options for specific conditions)
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence
  • Energy and passion for working with people.
  • An energetic, self-starter who will be able to deal with multifaceted situations, committed to excellence and has a keen willingness to learn.
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Friday, July 19, 2019The upcoming date less then 1 day.Opportunities Offered By : AspenArticle Category: LearnershipsTags: aspenlearnershipskillstrainingOpportunity available in: Gauteng

Internship Programme 2019/2020 At FSCA

The FSCA invites applications for the Internship Programme 2019/2020 from recently qualified unemployed graduates with, degree, National Diploma or BTech qualification.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) Internship Programme

Failure to submit any of the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.

All qualifications will be verified.
 

Required Fields

  • Chief Risk - BCom Auditing X1
  • Communication and Language Services - Graphic Design X1
  • Consumer Education - BA Education / BA Social Science X1
  • Corporate Centre - Grade 12 studying towards N: Diploma in Management X2
  • Enterprise Information Governance Office - Information & Communication Technology X1
  • Finance - BTech / BCom Accounting X2
  • Human Resources - N: Diploma / Btech: Human Resources X1
  • Insures & Retirement Fund Benefit Administrators - BCom Accounting X1
  • Market Infrastructure & SRO's - LLB X1
  • Retirement Fund Conduct Supervision - LLB X1
  • Security Administration & Facilities - N: Diploma Facilities Management / Grade 12 studying towards National Diploma Administration X2
  • Supply Chain Unit - BTech Supply Chain Management / Logistics X2
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019Opportunity is closing in 12 daysOpportunities Offered By : FSCAArticle Category: InternshipsTags: FSCAinternshipskillstraininggraduateworkOpportunity available in: Gauteng

Specialist Team To Handle NSFAS Issues

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 08:14Author: Jacaranda FM News

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is currently under administration. 

Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande says an inter-ministerial task team will soon be set up to further investigate and deal with the problems at NSFAS. 

Nzimande says the probe is to allow for a smooth transition from a loan to a full-blown bursary - following the announcement of free higher education for qualifying students

"The focus is to ensure the immediate short-term stability of NSFAS and put in place effective policies and systems to ensure that funding gets to the qualifying student on time and that they're effectively supported to succeed in their studies. 

"A full assessment and investigation into the root causes of the systems, process and capacity problems at NSFAS will be undertaken by a specialist ministerial team that I will appoint over the next few months," Nzimande said.

Source:Jacaranda FM News

Article Category: NewsProvince: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West / Northern Cape / Western CapeTags: NSFASloansbursarystudentsfunding

2019-2020 Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Necsa Learning Academy (NLA), through Human Capital Development (HCD) is contributing towards skills development by offering a twelve (12) months’ CHIETA funded Work Integrated Learning Programme.

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING (WIL)

Requirements:

  • Unemployed South African citizens graduates between the age of 18 and 35
  • In possession of relevant tertiary qualification in the field specified below.
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Friday, July 19, 2019The upcoming date less then 1 day.Opportunities Offered By : NECSAArticle Category: TraineeshipsTags: necsaWILlearningtraineeshipskillsOpportunity available in: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West / Northern Cape / Western Cape

Johannesburg Water Internship Programme 2019/2020

Johannesburg Water invites applications for Internship opportunities in the below mentioned fields. The Internship Programme will run for a period of 12 months.

Johannesburg Water Internship Programme 2019/2020

The purpose of the internships is to:

  • Empower youth with the necessary skills to ensure that they become marketable
  • Create an opportunity for students who have completed their studies to familiarize themselves with the working environment and gain practical experience
  • Increase the awareness among young people of the job and career opportunities at Johannesburg Water.

Internship Fields of Study:

  • Supply Chain
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Resource
  • Bulk Waste Water
  • Communications:Communications &    Marketing)
  • Metering ( Revenue Analyst)
  • Metering ( Data Analyst )
  • Operations Support : Innovation and Technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.

Requirements:

  • Unemployed graduates who have successfully completed a three (3)-year Degree or National Diploma in any field specified above.
  • Applicants are only opened to South African citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 years.
  • Students that still need to finish or qualify for a Degree or National Diploma should not apply.
  • For these internship positions, preference will be given to women and people with disabilities.

Johannesburg Water will ensure that its selection and recruitment process is employment equity compliant and in line with its EE plan.

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Opportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019Opportunity is closing in 5 daysOpportunities Offered By : Johannesburg WaterArticle Category: InternshipsTags: johannesburgwaterinternshipskillstraininggraduateOpportunity available in: Gauteng

Study sports science at Boston

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 16:05Author: Michaelson Gumede

I have the habit of striking random conversations with youngsters and asking them about their goals and ambitions, particularly in the career that they want to pursue. 

I have the habit of striking random conversations with youngsters and asking them about their goals and ambitions, particularly in the career that they want to pursue. I remember not so long ago I was walking to the gym, I made a quick stop at the park waiting for my gym partner. A group of five youngsters stood close by chit-chatting.

I walked up to the lads and joined in their conversation only to steer it to the direction that I wanted. One of them said he is keen to pursue a sports administrative course and another was caught between a rock and a hard place – struggling to decide between football administration and coaching.

For the sake of this conversation, let’s call him Themba. He singled out Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza as his inspiration and idol, but was puzzled about what to study after competing grade 12. His friend, who we’ll name Jake, said he does not want to go to tertiary next year because he would love to be a fitness trainer. And to him, being a fitness trainer requires one to be fit and that’s it.

That was when I realized that a lot of people who are interested in getting into the sports profession in whatever capacity, don't know about Boston City Campus’ exciting sports qualifications. They cover all sporting codes and related fields.

My favorite one is the Sports Club Administration qualification. This particular one would be tailor made for a guy like Themba and others who aspire to run football clubs or rugby franchises, just to name a few. If you are armed with this qualification, you will walk into the industry with an upper-hand because you will possess a number of skills in your arsenal. There is a module that touches the finer details of club management and administration, and with that in your back pocket, you are well on your way to follow in the footsteps of Dr Khoza and club owners alike.

I can recommend another qualification called Sports Management. Within that specialization there is a module called sports psychology, and in that, you can branch out and be a sports counsellor where you focus on counseling athletes because they tend to suffer from mental fatigue from time to time.

It does not end there, the opportunities are endless. For those interested in sports events, there’s a module focusing on that within the Sports Management qualification – it’s called sports event management. With this you will be the guru of organizing sports events. Consider the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt - a continental showpiece that is watched by millions across the globe.

For someone who has the Sports Management qualification, you’d be well versed to host a live screening at busy location when Bafana Bafana plays, so that those who are not in Egypt can enjoy the game in one place in a patriotic environment.

The most exciting part is that the Sports Management qualification can lead you into becoming the “team doctor”. What most people are not aware of is that you don’t necessarily have to study medicine to become a “team doctor” in the sporting world. (You act more as body and mind consultant.) In this course there is a section focusing on sports nutrition, sports medicine and injuries. These will put you in a good position to assess athletes when they are injured and based on the nutrition knowledge that you have, you’d be able to draw up diet plans for them if they are slightly out of shape.

Lastly but not limited to as Boston offers more than one can imagine, you can use the Further Education & Training in Sports Management certificate to become a dispenser of the knowledge yourself as a coach in schools as it touches on youth leadership, financial management in sport and how to supervise sports facilities in a community.

Article Category: Course InfoTags: sports sciencebostonstudysports admincoaching

National Treasury Internship Programme

The National Treasury 24-month Internship Programme offers graduates opportunities to enhance skills and gain meaningful workplace experience in government.

Make 2019 the year for serious careers decisions. You can apply now for the Internship Programme with the National Treasury.

The National Treasury is committed to youth and skills development in the country.

Our 24-month Internship Programme offers graduates opportunities to enhance skills and gain meaningful workplace experience to complement their studies. University or University of Technology students with a 3 year diploma/degree or a postgraduate qualification at an accredited higher educational institution in the following fields may apply

The Graduate Development Programme is directed at university graduates who have completed, or are in the process of completing their degrees in 2019.

 

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Friday, August 16, 2019Opportunities Offered By : National TreasuryArticle Category: InternshipsTags: national treasuryinternshipOpportunity available in: Gauteng

Clicks Learnership Opportunities

Do you want to work and obtain a qualification at the same time? Are you passionate about healthcare and delivering superior patient care? Clicks has an exciting opportunity available to complete a Learnership Programme.

Learnership Programme:

A structured learning programme that consists of a theoretical and practical component and that leads to a qualification that is registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF)

As a Learner on this programme you will be required to meet the following objectives:

  • Successfully complete the Learnership Training Contracts at a registered Clicks Pharmacy and under an approved tutor
  • Attend the required training interventions and successfully complete the competency assessments
  • Submit a Portfolio of Evidence
  • Provide support to the healthcare team in one of the Click's Pharmacies under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist and within the legal scope of practice as outlined by the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

 

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019Opportunities Offered By : ClicksArticle Category: LearnershipsTags: clickspharmacylearnershipskillstrainingyouthOpportunity available in: KwaZulu-Natal / Western Cape

Youth Month Bursary Competition

Crushin’ the Pressure, a youth show on a station called LoveworldSAT has partnered with Boston City Campus and are giving away 3 higher learning certificate bursaries to deserving young people.

Boston City Campus & Crushin the Pressure Bursaries

This is an opportunity for all qualifying young people to further their education, with an all expense paid education, and this competition is open nation wide to all young people who meet the entry requirements for a Higher Learning Certificate.

Everyone who passed grade 12 with a higher certificate pass is eligible to enter the competition, which runs from the 20th of June to 20th of July.

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019Opportunity is closing in 3 daysOpportunities Offered By : LoveWorldSATArticle Category: BursariesTags: LoveWorldSATcompetitionbursaryskillslearningfundingstudybostonOpportunity available in: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West / Northern Cape / Western Cape

Estée Lauder Online & Digital Internship Programme

The Estée Lauder Companies’ Internship program runs for a minimum of 3 months. The intern will be based at our company offices in Kyalami.

Online & Digital Internship

The internship will consist of meaningful work experience and participation in various projects, tasks and assignments.

Qualifications:

Please note that we are interested in speaking to either:

  • Undergraduate students who are in their final year of University (Graduating in December 2019-June 2020)
  • Recent Graduates (Graduated after December 2018)
  • Good academic standing, 70% average or higher
  • A strong interest in online marketing & ecommerce, Social Media & Communications.
  • Experience with Microsoft office
  • Leadership and project management skills demonstrated through participation in extra-curricular activities or previous work experience
  • Results-driven; ability to analyse and problem solve
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, innovative and challenging environment
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Creative and strong ability to think outside the box
  • Exhibit an entrepreneurial mindset, resourcefulness, curiosity and global awareness
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019Opportunity is closing in 15 daysOpportunities Offered By : Estee LauderArticle Category: InternshipsTags: esteelauderinternshipskillstrainingdigitalgraduateOpportunity available in: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West / Northern Cape / Western Cape

Learner Fire Fighter Opportunity

The Overberg District Municipality have the following vacancies in the Directorate Community Services, Department Emergency Services, to be filled as soon as possible.

Learner Fire Fighter (2x Grabouw & 1x Caledon)

Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • Valid code B driver’s licence
  • Must comply with medical fitness and physical fitness
  • Applicants must be literate in at least two of the three Official Languages of the Western Cape

Duties:

  • The incumbent is responsible for the operational functions with regard to fire fighting and rescue
  • Daily maintenance and cleaning of equipment and vehicles
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Monday, July 22, 2019Opportunity is closing in 6 daysOpportunities Offered By : Overberg District MunicipalityArticle Category: LearnershipsTags: learnerfirefighterskillstraininglearnershipOpportunity available in: Western Cape

A past paper per week keeps your finals results on fleek

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:55Author: Meropa

The moment of truth has arrived for this year’s Grade 12s. With fewer than 100 days until the start of their final examinations, the Class of 2019 now has to pull out all the stops to ensure they achieve to their full potential, as their final results will play a decisive role in the options open to them in years to come.
 

The moment of truth has arrived for this year’s Grade 12s. With fewer than 100 days until the start of their final examinations, the Class of 2019 now has to pull out all the stops to ensure they achieve to their full potential, as their final results will play a decisive role in the options open to them in years to come.

In preparing for these assessments, there is one study hack that should be added to the overall strategy, which can pack an outsized punch down the line: completing as many past papers as possible, an education expert says.

“Writing past exam papers helps your preparation on several levels,” says Wonga Ntshinga, Senior Head of Programme: Faculty of ICT at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution.

“In addition to covering the material you studied in a practical way, you also get a deeper understanding of how you need to pace yourself to ensure you complete a paper within the required time. So you get used to the stress of being faced with problems and questions in different formats and the way papers are structured, as well as deep practise applying your knowledge. You also get more thorough insight into your work, which you can’t duplicate by simply reading and re-reading your textbooks until the day of the exam,” he says.

Ntshinga says learners who are serious about their performance later this year, should reflect on their mid-year exam experience and results.

“Your June exams would have given you a good idea of where you did well, and where you need extra focus. It is particularly those subjects in which you struggled, or in which you could have performed better, which can benefit from the completion of past exam papers,” he says.

“So in addition to your existing revision strategy, commit to writing a past paper a week in each of the subjects that can do with a boost – the benefit of taking this approach is that it will give you a much greater return on the investment of your time and focus than almost any other form of revision,” he says.

And the good news is that there are several ways in which past papers can be relatively easily accessed.

“Most schools should make past papers available to their learners, but it is also a good idea to get ones in addition to those provided by your school,” says Ntshinga.

“You will find countless past papers on the web and on educational and government websites. Additionally, good higher education institutions also help matric learners by providing past papers, so go visit a registered and accredited institution close to you, and ask for assistance from their student advisors. On top of making past papers available, the benefit of speaking to a student advisor is that they will also be able to talk through your struggles and concerns, and advise you on additional ways in which you can conquer your work.”

Ntshinga says that while the final exams may feel rather far away at the moment, the last few months of the Matric year fly by in the blink of an eye, and learners should get into their preparation without delay.

“Every day and every week counts, and you must use your time wisely now. Don’t wait until next week to start your final countdown. Make sure you have your study roster in place, that you consistently stick to your plans, and that you stay on top of things. Discipline during these next few months, and the small victory of making your daily targets, will build confidence and capability. And doing just that extra little work every week on the subjects that need greater attention, will make a substantial and potentially decisive difference to your final results,” he says.

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