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Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has joined forces to play a meaningful role in equipping South African youth with the opportunity to receive career guidance, through the programme My Future, My Career, which will take place from the 26th February to 29th April 2012, at Ster Kinekor cinemas.

The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has cautioned prospective engineering students and parents to ensure that the programme they are enrolling in is accredited by ECSA as the Council is currently the only national statutory body eligible to register engineering professionals.

In response to the lack of career guidance for high school learners across South Africa, Nedbank is investing more than R 5million towards its 2012 My Future My Career programme which will benefit more than 40 000 grade 9-12 learners from underprivileged communities across the country.

New research unpacks the realities of youth unemployment in South Africa and points the way to a solution. New ways to boost work-seeking tactics must be explored to help young people find work or the unemployment crisis will worsen say researchers.

Beware of what you post online and make sure you’re comfortable with it being made public. Recruiters and prospective employers are reviewing people’s online profiles on social networks to learn a bit more about the character of individuals.

The first day of any new job is arguably the most nerve-wracking time during the employment period. Being in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by new faces and receiving new tasks can be overwhelming. Making a good first impression in this situation can seem almost impossible, but here are some tips for dealing with day one office jitters.

Now in its third year, Nedbank’s R5,4 million My Future, My Career Programme is
making a lasting impact in assisting underprivileged grade 9 to 12 learners to prepare themselves for their future careers.

Matrics have to make numerous stressful decisions during their last year at school, and they are often neither equipped nor able to access concise and accurate information which will have an extended impact on their lives. Dr Felicity Coughlan discusses the options available to potential first year students.

A good reference can secure a job interview, while a bad one can permanently damage your chance of employment. Choosing the right person for the job can be tricky. Here are some things you should know about the reference checking process.

The Youth Employment Services (YES), a brand new “company mandated to holistically develop and empower the youth through Employment and Business”, was founded and is managed by Sihle Zondi and launched in June 2012.



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