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TOP GUIDE: Finding Real #Learnerships and #Apprenticeships

If you're wondering how to find these qualification options, here are killer tips for you! Companies offer learnerships and apprenticeships in order to receive tax rebates and BEE points.  Although this system targets mainly black youth, this  market finds it difficult to find and access legitimate opportunity.  Learnerships and Apprenticeships Both are occupational training programmes supported…
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Public TVET College Principals and Contacts

Use this list to contact TVET Colleges and see who their principals are.  Access student support services for advice about study opportunities.✌👊 There's 50 registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa operating across more than 264 campuses. These spread across  rural and urban areas. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges Student Support…
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Let’s check your Learnership Contract

Need a friend to check your contract and advise you? Or want to donate documents to a confidential study of contract clauses and their impacts? All information is regarded as confidential and used for positive purposes. RESIST EXPLOITATION SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION If you have a concern about your contract and require advice, we will happily tap…
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Learnership, Internship and Apprenticeship Complaints

Are you a learner or intern experiencing problems with your employer or training provider? Many youth complain about bad contracts and unfair payments, share your issues here. Report your Skills Development Problem Please note that complaints are addressed via email. Allow for a 3 day response time. When we respond we will require that you…
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Public speaks out on no pay information in recruitment adverts

Job adverts omitting salary or stipend details in an advert do so on purpose and have a hidden agenda. The intention is to attract applicants to an interview without committing to an amount beforehand. They do this to test what the lowest rate would be for the most willing, strongest candidates. Think about it. Why…
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Have you learnt anything?

Do you have a story to tell? We learn from each other; often connecting purposefully, casually and accidentally. Stories shared about what we learnt can impact on others in ways we never knew possible. Life Lessons You may think your story insignificant and yourself unimportant, but the truth is, we each have something to teach and…
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Contact List of Registered Unions in South Africa

If you have stipend or employer related issues, please contact the relevant union in your sector. This post lists all registered trade unions in alphabetical order. Included are contact details of key individuals, phone, fax, emails people and physical address. If you find this list too long to deal with, go to our union websites…
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Looking for Employment? Plan Your Career in 6 Steps

Unemployed people are desperate to get a job, often just ANY job. Although this isn't good decision-making, in a country like South Africa where there's high unemployment, people sometimes settle for something that isn't their first choice. This post is about being true to who you are and grabbing your dream choices. TIPS TO PLAN A…
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List of all SA Public TVET Colleges

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) administers Post-School Education and Training. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges fall under the DHET.  Tip: TVET colleges also offer Learnerships. Technical and Vocational Education and Training  Post-School Education and Training includes Universities and Private Higher Education Institutions, TVET Colleges and Private Colleges, newly established Community…
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Top 10 sites for Finding Learnerships

Learnerships Are Available Throughout the Year If you are unemployed, it's important to keep looking for Learnerships throughout the year. Different SETAs fund learnerships at different times and accredited training companies then provide them. Remember that Learnerships are provided by an accredited training provider and an employer. Adverts are either placed by employers or training…
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Learnerships, Pregnancy and Family Responsibility

Learners are entitled to maternity leave. What if I'm pregnant and on a Learnership? According to Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships, you cannot be fired. Here is the specific legislation about maternity leave. Maternity Leave (Number 24 of the Determination) (1) (a)     A learner is entitled to at least four consecutive months' maternity leave. (b)    A…
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Contacts for Universities in South Africa

Here's a list of South African universities and their contact information.  University Contacts Good luck!!! University of Cape Town Tel:  021 650 2105/6 Fax:  021 650 5100 www.uct.ac.za University of Fort Hare Tel:  040 653 2312 Fax:  040 653 1338 www.ufh.ac.za University of the Free State Tel:  051 401 2114 Fax:  051 401 3669 www.ufs.ac.za…
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Don’t be alarmed by Quality Councils, Accreditation, Legislation and Markets

10 Accreditation Seminars for CHE, QCTO and SETA Strategy Organisations who wish to become fully accredited training entities or who are in the process but are experiencing difficulties can attend our capacity building seminars. These seminars are designed to build a deeper understanding of the accreditation legislation and SETA, CHE or QCTO accreditation criteria. Click…
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40 sites for Learnerships, Apprenticeships & Internships

View the Bursary & Scholarship, Learnership, Internship & Apprentice opportunities in South Africa for 2016  Follow links for more information and how to apply ! Technical learnership – Engineering Area – Durban. A 12 month Technical learnership – Engineering is now available for 10 Engineering Graduates with one of our clients. Candidates must have completed…
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My Purpose: From Chemical Engineer to Maths Champion

Neshni Naidoo, a chemical engineer graduate and the director of the South African Vedic Maths Forum, illustrates how numbers and compassion can go hand in hand. Vedic Maths is the world's fastest mental Maths System. With this system, a student can, for example, multiply numbers like 98 x 97 in less than five seconds. We offer online…
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Surviving Genocide Finding Humanity

No matter how you feel, you CAN make it. If you can’t believe this, believe that your descendants will. Therese Umuhoza from Rwanda tells her inspirational story of triumph and career satisfaction. It's a story that challenges readers to question their inner lion. Therese reflects on life and adversity   Not only has her world been shaped by…
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How To Get Yourself Truly Motivated!

Education Author and Teacher of 50 years writes about motivation and how to get your learning groove on! IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME! Author of “Tips and Tidbits for Parents and Teachers – celebrating 50 years in the classroom and sharing what I have learned.’ Canadian Pat Kozyra, writes for Keep…
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Lego at Work: Play to Grow!

How playing with plastic bricks can free your ability to innovate and recreate, improving service, productivity and solution seeking mindsets. Pete Smith writes about  LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® The role of LEGO in Innovation LEGO can be used to create the environment in which innovation flourishes. It’s not a matter of saying to people “There’s some LEGO.…
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Supercharged Success: How to Take Your Career to the Next Level

This article is written for employees who would like to advance their career - whether you’re a cashier in a small family-owned store, or a senior manager at a multinational corporation. Since the early 1900s the lines between company, product and personal brands have become increasingly blurred. Henry was a man who built a company…
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Tenele’s Story: My Rough Journey Up the NQF

Life, Reality and Curve Balls  I’m almost certain that we are all familiar of the phrase “life throws curve balls”. Well, it is true in most cases, if not absolutely so! We often plan our lives and envision how everything will turn out, but little do we know what tomorrow has in store for us.…
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21 Sites to Apply for Learnerships, Internships, Scholarships or Jobs

Sites listing learnership, internship, scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities in different fields. Find your workplace training and development opportunity. Finding reliable information can be a challenge when you have limited access to the internet and are so desperate that you'll try ANYTHING. Here's a list of 21 sites Hunt for opportunity to change your life.  There…
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Do Learnerships and Apprenticeships Lead to Employment?

There may be a global recession and work opportunities remain scarce for many people, but there are some who find success and increased opportunity as a result of training. Learnerships and Apprenticeships have much to offer  Learnerships and apprenticeships do not appear to be slow boats to nowhere. Evidence suggests that there have been significant…
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What is a Learnership?

Learnerships are occupationally directed training programs that result in a full SAQA registered qualification. Once learners have signed contracts, their learnerships are registered with SARS so the employer can claim rebates, reimbursements of stipends issued and BEE Points. Learners are also termed 'employees' and protected by labour legislation. Learners can register complaints with the CCMA…
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Tips on Finding a Learnership or Apprenticeship

Advice for youth searching for opportunities. Want to find a Learnership or Apprenticeship? Both are occupational training programmes supported by the Department of Higher Education and Training. If you want to be on a programme at a particular company, try the following: (click links for other options) Contact the HR department at a company you…
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Cover Letter Template for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

Internships, Learnerships and Apprenticeships are occupationally directed training programs. Each considers work experience (on-the-job) as essential features of the training.   Write Powerful Cover Letters for Job Related Training Occupational Qualifications When you write a cover letter to apply for an occupational qualification program, show an understanding of the opportunity to learn and gain on-the-job experience. Occupational qualifications are…
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Best Interview Tips for #Learnerships and #Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships, Learnerships, and Internships are job specific qualifications preparing you for work in a range of or specific industries.  Interview Tips for Job-based Qualifications and Internships  How to Prepare and What to Say You've made it through to the interview round! way to go!!! It means you've been shortlisted out of a couple of hundred, let…
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Find a Learnership in 4 Steps

What is a Learnership, how do you find and apply for them? What is a Learnership? A learnership is a vocational training program, they are similar to apprenticeships in that they prepare you for specific job functions. Learnerships can be funded by a SETA (Sectoral Education and Training Authority) or business. Only accredited training providers registered with a SETA may…
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Answering ‘why you want this opportunity in 50 words’ explains your purpose

Companies want to identify those with the most potential, quickly.  An ability to stand out from the crowd is essential.  Here are ideas to get you started! Can you nail your purpose in 50 words? A great cover letter that's meaningful and relevant to the opportunity you're applying for will help you make a good impression.…
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