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SETA Learnership Contacts (funded job training)

Never had a chance to study? Learnerships are for unemployed and employed candidates. SETAs Are Responsible for Learnerships If you are unemployed, capable of learning and hungry for job experience, find and apply for Learnerships. The unemployed receive free training that results in an industry recognized qualification and a stipend. While you are on the…
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How to Recruit Unemployed Candidates for Learnerships

Employers, training providers or SETAs can ask the Department of Labor to help them find unemployed learners. The Department will search on their database, hold interviews and make a list of the most suitable unemployed people for the learnership. If you are a potential learnership candidate and not a business, go here for your relevant registration information.…
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Do our Schools keep the Poor poor?

The South African education system (schools, tertiary and work related education and training) has undergone a major shift. This shift was away from a system that damaged society as a result of its divisive structure to a more democratic, engaging and empowering one. True? Does Education Opportunity Continue to Divide Society? This article illustrates how…
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Curriculum Design in South Africa

Curriculum design should happen in brainstorming sessions including as many stakeholders as possible. It's wise to get a professional to coordinate the session in order to ensure that it is effective. When assisting clients with developing a curriculum for a South African Quality Assurance qualification, I use these 5 simple steps. [caption id="attachment_707" align="aligncenter" width="536"]…
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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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Do Smart People Need Less Sleep?

Studies were conducted to see if smart people sleep the same amount of time as not so smart people. It turns out that smart people are more likely to be able to teach their brains new habits - such as staying up late. Staying up late was a habit that was strange to our ancestors. Our…
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Life in the Park, community projects

Games, change and 80's social politics in South Africa ☼。◦°✰ During the late 80's I joined an organization 'Life in the Park.' It was quite an experience, a very rich one. LITP was one of the many spirited projects the Durban Arts Council funded.  Life in the Park took kids from about 20 schools around Durban…
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