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Online courses boost employment chances

Jobseekers need not be limited by their education or lack thereof. They should make the most of technology, and move beyond simply relying on their formal education, to include online short courses in their arsenal.

Is RPL just a way to fast-track qualifications?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) boasts many benefits, the most obvious being the ability to fast track obtaining a qualification. Many people today have extensive experience in their field but not the qualifications behind their name to back that experience. RPL offers a solution for those eligible candidates.

Qualifications vs professionalism!

"Not every person with a qualification can be regarded as a professional" - This is becoming something of a mantra when explaining what it is a Professional Body stands for. A Professional Body is not a Training Provider and SAQA has done itself a disservice surely, by allowing Training Providers to register as Professional Bodies?

Matric results: What’s missing?

Every year, teachers, principals, learners and parents focus on the preparation and writing of the final matric examinations and every year we are left feeling battered and disappointed at the less-than-desirable results!

The importance of educated training choices

Building a career path isn’t quite as easy as enrolling at university, completing a course and seeking employment.Before applying to university, college or enrolling in a short course there are many decisions that need to be made and circumstances to consider. This can be an overwhelming experience, and the confusion about what education really is exacerbates the situation.

Moulding employable graduates

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals: making graduates employable; creating a diverse workforce; and meeting the needs of the...

Sustainability, Education and Digital Disruption

The digital disruption world is upon us and it’s going to take away a lot of traditional employment.It is going to force us...

Engineering sector held back by lack of entrepreneurial skills

South Africa’s engineering sector is being held back by universities’ inability to teach entrepreneurial skills and breed a new generation of innovators and business...

AFRICA’s SKILLS GAP – radical intervention needed!

The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here.Sthe Shabangu, Lead: Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Africa asks whether we are doing enough to ensure Africa is ready.Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry.

TAX INCENTIVE APP!

KPMG in South Africa has launched a Learnership Incentive Tax Tool (LITT), an app that provides an additional tax deduction for registered learnerships.The objectives of this tax incentive are to encourage the creation of jobs by reducing the cost of hiring new employees, offering learnerships and to encourage skills development in the workplace.
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