Amid the global pandemic there is an increased demand for working individuals to upskill within their field. Why? This is necessary to improve chances of promotion, to remain relevant in a changed working world, and to avoid retrenchment brought about by a downturn in the economy.
There is this misconception that distance learning is difficult and that it involves a lot of “teaching yourself” and therefore it is only for the intelectually smart students. Distance learning offers many advantages and one of the biggest advantages is that you are able to cut down on costs, save time and money.
Online learning involves educational courses offered by academic institutions that take place virtually over the internet. Learning is conducted through various social media platforms and software applications. Online learning is also known as “e-learning” and is just one form of distance learning however, differs from a traditional classroom. Students that are pursuing their studies online require a high level of self-motivation and self-control. It is so easy to slip off the bandwagon and before you know it, you are behind and cannot keep track of your course material.
One of the biggest assets to any business is its employees. As the job markets continue to evolve, and business environments become more competitive, companies are realising why employee training and development is essential to an organisation.
Have you ever heard the saying ‘Life Happens’. There is a lot of truth to this statement. Sometimes things happen which are out of our control. Illness can strike at any time and can possibly prevent you from being able to work for a period of time. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) could assist you if you fall ill.
There are various platforms that you can use to submit your R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant application. One of these platforms is the Chatbot platform by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
Here's how you can go about submitting your application on using SASSA Chatbot: