Youth Day in South Africa presents an opportunity to reflect on how far we have progressed as a nation, as well as the challenges we face.
A short course refers to learning that combines both practical and theoretical skills. It opens up many doors of opportunities for students to learn about a specific industry in a short period of time. The main purpose of short courses is to develop and upskill your current set of skills. It aims to provide you with the basic skills you need to become a professional in your chosen career field. The duration varies from a couple of weeks up to 6 months – 1 year depending on the type of course you are pursuing.
Further education options have expanded dramatically over the past year in response to changed demands in the workplace. The good news is that employers now are heavily focused on hiring candidates with specific Information Technology-related skillsets, and that many of these skillsets can be developed in a relatively short period of time, even without a previous IT background, an education expert says.
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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) ensures that students from poor and working-class backgrounds can pursue tertiary education without having to worry about the cost. However, a crucial mechanism used by Nsfas to communicate with students has been blocked.
Eloise Nolte — the MD of distance learning provider Optimi College — outlines four practical educational paths that can be helpful for women, of any educational level. These range from completing a matric to pursuing a career in the high-tech fields of engineering, IT and finance.
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