Sat, 27 Nov 2010The W&RSeta has launched a project to ensure FET College learners gain valuable work experience before finishing their formal studies in the wholesale and retail sector. Western Cape MEC Alan Winde emphasised that without work, skills mean nothing and that unless there was economic growth, poverty would remain.
Fri, 26 Nov 2010The Entertainment Master Class is an industry initiative to upskill the film industry, and the Services Seta helped to bring the event to South Africa. "We may let one or other academic in, but the basic idea is that the industry knows what it needs and can educate its own talent in the search for its own new ideas," says Christoph Fet the EMC director.
Wed, 24 Nov 2010
Fighting crime is one of our national priorities. If the police are to fight crime effectively they need not only to be trained and physically fit, but also to be mentally strong. Nathi Mthethwa the Minister of Police has commissed a report to address the mental health of our police service.
Sun, 14 Nov 2010
The Equal Education campaign opened their third school library at the Masiyile High School in Khayelitsha. Only 8% of SA schools have libraries and the lack of library facilities has been shown to hamper learner performance at school.
Sun, 14 Nov 2010An inaugural class of KZN Business Analysts recently completed the Certificate Programme in Business Analysis with spectacular results. All of the delegates who started the 4-month-long course completed it and nearly achieved the certificate with distinction. FTI's Steve Erlank will be presenting a breakfast seminar on the strategic value of the Business Analysis profession.
Thu, 25 Nov 2010Oone of the biggest challenges faced by new students at Varsity will be planning their finances, says Leonora Swart the financial manager at Boston City Campus and Business College. She has some great advice to ensure that your transition from school to varsity is as painless as possible.
Wed, 24 Nov 2010
Personal Care Training
Thu, 25 Nov 2010Vanity experiences no recession! Card swipe specialists SureSwipe have noticed that despite the current stress on consumers, beauty care has barely affected. David Gilson from Carlton observes, "if anything, women and men are realising that it is even more important to look good if you want to secure a sale or new clients".
Health and Safety
Thu, 25 Nov 2010
Cabinet has approved legislation that may lead to the establishment of an independent body to ensure that state hospitals and clinics comply with minimum health standards. The National Health Amendment Bill is published for public comment
Fri, 19 Nov 2010 Pali Lehohla - statistician-general of South Africa and the head of Statistics SA provides information on the relationship between education and working life. While 85% of employed whites had completed matric or tertiary education, almost 60% of employed blacks had less then matric, and 55.5% of employed people classified as coloured had less than matric.
Distance and eLearning
Mon, 22 Nov 2010Bill Gates recently commented on how the internet has changed so much of what we do from buying airline tickets to voting in elections and that its high time for the education sector to catch up in this dynamic field. If Bill Gates is excited about online education, you should be, too.
Thu, 25 Nov 2010Local business consultants Barnstone have been making inroads into the business process outsourcing (BPO) space by providing work ready candidates for this market. Now they are up-skilling local Afrikaans speaking graduates to open opportunities for them as dutch speaking financial service advisors.
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