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Saving for the Future: Funding Your Child’s Education

23 March 2017

Education. It’s a vital part of any child’s life, but it costs money. School fees and other related costs can easily eat up a good portion of parents’ salaries.

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From Top Gun to a high-flying job
16 March 2017

It started with the high-octane, speed-of-sound machismo of the movie Top Gun, led to his first solo flight, becoming an airline captain, obtaining an MBA and rising to one of the most senior jobs ...

App-solutely Fantastic: Apps for Students
15 March 2017

Being a student is hard; you have to balance studying, socialising and doing work, be it homework or a job. We have our phones with us constantly throughout this, but have you ever thought about ...

Gaming the System: Using Games in Education
13 March 2017

It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Using video games in education? But wait a second and hear me out; it’s not as crazy as it sounds. While most video games are not designed with education in mind, that ...


South Africa is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled tradespeople and therefore graduations from trade apprenticeship programmes are in high demand. A career in trade can offer a secure and well paid future.

An apprenticeship combines workplace and institutional learning in a national qualification. An apprenticeship is based on an agreement between the individual who wants to learn the skill and the employer who needs a skilled worker.

An apprenticeship can last from two to four years, depending on the program. As an apprentice, about 90 per cent of the learner’s time is spent learning practical skills, while being supervised by a qualified tradesperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of your trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world’s most successful ways to learn. (http://www.skillsinnovationhub.co.za)

Apprenticeships are usually limited to technical trades and learners are forced to work out a fixed period of time before they can receive their qualification. Apprenticeships are job orientated, but learners earn a salary while they get an education.



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