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Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund

The applications for the Solomon Mahlangu Fund for 2015 have opened. The Fund was established by the National Youth Development Agency as part of the agency's focus on Education and Skills Development. The objectives of the fund are to: Provide financial support to youth in the form of scholarships to increase their chances of accessing quality higher education in their field of study. Increase chances of employability or entrepreneurship based on

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Post School Alternative Opportunities

Recently the Youth Unemployment Prevention Project (YUPP), held seminars at various schools in Cape Town. The seminars served to inform matriculates about  post high school alternative study opportunities. The seminars were attended not only by matriculates at the respective schools, but also beneficiaries of the project. The attendees were encouraged not to give up on their dreams due to failed attempts at  being accepted at tertiary institutions.

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African Leadership Academy-Leadership Programme

The African Leadership Academy is looking for the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa to enrol in their 2 year programme. They are looking for young people aged 16 to 19 with the potential to lead and make an impact through their courage, initiative and innovation. Students enrolled at the Academy will have access to the following: ⋆ World-class co-educational boarding school in Honeydew, Johannesburg; ⋆ They will complete our core

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Know your Learning Style

People experience their immediate surroundings and  acquire knowledge in different ways. The VAK  (visual, auditory, kinetic) Learning Styles model is a repository of indicators that help an individual understand their strengths and preferential ways of learning. The learning styles were conceived originally by psychologists and learning specialists in the 1920s. It would be advantageous for students in all levels of learning to observe what is

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Paarl Media-Apprenticeship

Paarl Media in Western Cape invites interested candidates to apply for the  Apprenticeship 2015 programme. Paarl Media focuses on the implementation of cutting edge technology and strong skills development, offering a full range of career opportunities for the right people. Applicants must consider that:  Successful applicants will be contracted as apprentices through FP&M SETA Successful applicants will enter into a fixed term training contract

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Paarl Media-Apprenticeship

Paarl Media in Western Cape invites interested candidates to apply for the  Apprenticeship 2015 programme. Paarl Media focuses on the implementation of cutting edge technology and strong skills development, offering a full range of career opportunities for the right people. Applicants must consider that:  Successful applicants will be contracted as apprentices through FP&M SETA Successful applicants will enter into a fixed term training contract

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Be Prepared

In a month and a few days time, the National Senior Certificate Examinations will commence. This is the time when matriculates in every  South African school will be required to recall what they have learnt and apply their minds. It is therefore important for students to use their time wisely. There are a number of activities that rob a student of their time. These include: excessively watching television, being idle, spending alot of time with

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Employer’s Perspective

As  a young person looking for a job, it is important to consider what the employer is looking for in a potential employee. It is known that work-experience and having skills  that match the  job profile,  are two significant markers employers use to choose an employee. In addition, employers look for employees who possess soft skills that are just as important as hard skills. The soft skills include punctuality, the drive to learn more about

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An Opportunity in the Fast Food Industry

Khulisa's international client, is in the process of recruiting young people between the ages of 18 and 29 to work at their first South African stores. In order to be accepted for the job, candidates need to be South African, and  not have a criminal record. Background in the Fast Food industry would be advantageous. There are ten vacancies at the Tableview area for the candidates to work inside the store and six other candidates to deliver the

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Trip to Science Career Expo

In the month of August two Peer Educators from Kwapata in KZN were given the opportunity to attend the Science Careers Expo in Johannesburg for a week. The two Peer Educators were exposed to the various career paths they could choose in the science field. One of the Peer Educators expressed their experience of the expo and  said, "when I got there my level of thinking was raised in  a way that one will never imagine.I learned that a person has

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