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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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How many QCTO Qualifications are Registered by SAQA? – Infographic

475 QCTO Qualifications Available on SAQA Currently, a total of 475 qualifications by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations are registered with SAQA. This infographic illustrates the number of qualifications in different fields. [embed]http://www.slideshare.net/LeonieHall/how-many-qcto-qualifications-are-registered-on-saqa?ref=https://www.linkedin.com/[/embed] More about QCTO Qualifications Field 003 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies 136 Field 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology…
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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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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 that list learnership, internship, scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities in different fields. 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 that list learnership, internship, scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities in different fields. There are lots…
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Evidence for SETA Accreditation

SETA Accreditation applicants are required to submit documentation for a desktop compliance check. Here's a description of requirements and advice on how to manage the SETA Accreditation process. The Portfolio of Evidence for SETA Accreditation Your Business Heart - The Quality Management System (QMS)  Your QMS is an opportunity to celebrate and formalise what your organisation…
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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 participate in an occupational qualification program, you must show that you understand that it's an opportunity to learn…
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Best Interview Tips for #Learnerships and Apprenticeship

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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If

Be inspired by you. 'if' by rudyard kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being…
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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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Why #HRMustFall and be redesigned in South Africa

Organisations operating in South Africa have depended on a docile, servile population in order to advance labour exploitation opportunities. Since the adoption of the Constitution, citizens have been able to challenge the perceptions of power attempting to limit our society and deviate from democracy. Economic disenfranchisement and social destruction is nothing new to Southern Africa.…
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Three unfair recruitment advantages INFOGRAPHIC

Three unfair recruitment advantages prejudice job seekers in South Africa. Internationally, regulations have been instituted to ensure fair recruitment practice. In South Africa, unfair recruitment persists, suggesting prejudiced wage negotiations. Three Unfair Recruitment Advantages When one party to a negotiation has more information than another, it is referred to as an asymmetric information advantage. This…
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Recruitment, Price-Fixing and the Competition for Talent

This post outlines the spirit of the Competition Act and the significance for recruitment firms demanding privileged information to price-fix wages and deprive applicants of a fair wage negotiation process. The Competition Act outlines a fair and competitive economic environment Ordinary citizens pursuing a role in the economy are deemed to be on equal footing…
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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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Bursaries for those from poverty-stricken and rural communities

Studying a qualification on this list in 2019? National Diploma: Food Technology, National Diploma: Forestry,  National Diploma: Marine Science,  B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering), Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.), B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology, B.Sc. Plant Pathology, B.Sc. Food Science, B.Sc. Entomology, B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science, B.Sc. Marine Biology, B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology, B.Sc. Ichthyology specializing in Aquaculture, Postgraduate studies such as B.Tech, B.Sc., Hons. M.Tech.,…
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Finance, M&E and Risk Management Internships 100 000k p/a

Various Financial Management related Internships including Monitoring & Evaluation and Auditing at the Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality in the Limpopo province. Closing Date: 31 May 2018 Stipend: R100 000 pa RISK MANAGEMENT GRAD / INTERN [x2] Duration: 24 Months Requirements Diploma in Accounting, Internal Audit, Risk Management or equivalent. Responsibilities • Gain training exposure in risk management •…
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Eastern Cape Further Education and Training Colleges

The Department of Higher Education and Training provides the public with information on the registration status of private FET colleges. While some private colleges offer a range of qualifications, others specialise in those for entrepreneurs or professionals, e.g.  Project Management or New Venture Creation. Others target trades in mechanical or electrical engineering.  Study at Private…
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#HRMustFall Job Applicant Describes Cape Town Recruitment Thug

A job seeker sent an email describing recent abuse at the hands of an incompetent recruiter in Cape Town.  It's abuse because the applicant suffered at the hands of a recruitment thug who failed to conduct themselves according to a standard befitting professionals. It's true,  South Africa's recruitment industry is a sharp reminder of the slave…
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What is unfair recruitment?

This infographic describes the unfair advantages employers and recruiters use when trying to find and secure new employees. Most applicants have a gut instinct for fairness but believe they have no right to question the treatment they receive. The good news is applicants do have recourse, the Constitution says everyone is entitled to fair labour…
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What Are Training Provider Responsibilities for POE Assessment?

Learners and employers can prepare and plan for a successful assessment. Training providers must provide easy to read assessment policies and procedures for all stakeholders. Outcomes Based Assessment for Occupational (job) Training To achieve a good assessment, you must understand the specific qualification goals and how to meet them. It's really not as difficult as…
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