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FPM SETA sectors and Scarce Skills

Scarce skills lists tell you where job opportunities are. If you see a job that you like and it's a scarce skill - find training for it. SETAs usually provide funds to businesses and training organisations to develop these skills. Careers in Fibre-Processing and Manufacturing sectors This article is written to encourage those looking for opportunity…
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How to Select a Qualification and Graduate in the Workplace

More options are available to those who want to qualify without attending full-time classes. Select a Qualification Go to SAQA.ORG.ZA and scroll down You've clicked 'Qualifications and Part Qualifications', scroll till you see the image below Now click 'Registered Qualifications' Choose Qualification or 'Unit Standard' depending on what you require. A unit standard or collection of…
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Are our Students Ready for a Wired Future?

The Occupational Training Context The occupational training setting poses unique challenges. Working in this environment, some of the challenges experienced include barebones budgets, limited access to ethically sound accredited trainers, learner readiness and time commitment challenges from industry(amongst others). These factors impose limitations on the modes of training delivery and increase dissatisfaction throughout the training…
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Qualified? Job Hunt Jungle Survival Tips

Qualified but unemployed? Think you've tried everything already? Finding Employment There are more job hunting tricks available to you now than what there ever were. That should make you feel good - knowing that you haven't tried everything and that there's still hope! :) Only thing is, don't expect it to happen without making an…
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Asking For a Job via Social Media

Social media has become a popular tool for finding jobs and potential candidates. Recruiters and job seekers are becoming more active and engaged online. Don't be desperate "I'm desperate for a job. Can you help?" "I'm looking for a job,  do you have one?" "Please help me find a job." P.S. This blog is not…
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Write Cover letters for Learnerships

How to structure a killer cover letter Finding Opportunities is Hard. Applying for them is Often Harder! Wouldn't it be easy if all you needed to say was, "Hey look it's me, I'm interested, CHOOSE ME!" And boom! you landed the opportunity? Wouldn't that be the greatest? Pity it's not the reality. Instead, we have…
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Power Words for Your Cover Letter, CV and Professional Profile

Here are lists of key words you can use to describe your professional skills, talent and interests. Use these specialist terms in your job applications and online profiles. Lists of keywords for specific industries I found this on the New York State Department of Labour website as I couldn't find useful lists specifically for South Africans. When you…
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