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15 September 2017

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Limpopo Office of the Premier Vacancies
15 September 2017

Are you residing in Limpopo with a Grade 10 or Adult Education Training? Do you have a degree in a certain field. Find a post suited to your needs.

Gauteng Department of Health Vacancies
15 September 2017

Department of Health has various vacancies available. Do you have Grade 9 or 10 or even ABET you can find a job opportunity here.

Western Cape Vacancies
15 September 2017

It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

Department of Health Handyman
15 September 2017

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Rondebosch is seeking to employ a Handyman. All you need is basic literacy and experience in painting, glazing and spray-painting.

Trainee Constable Learnership
15 September 2017

Trainee Constable Learnership has become available. Do you have Matric? Valid Drivers license? No Criminal Record? Are you Healthy and Physically Fit? Download the application form and apply today!

Bursary At North West For 2018/19
14 September 2017

The Office of the Premier invites all learners and students (unemployed youth: 35 years and less) who are South Africans and are residents of the North West Province, who desire to study or are ...

Redefine Properties’ 2018 Learnership Programme
14 September 2017

To be the best in the fast-paced world of property, you’ve got to work with the best. Join Redefine Properties’ 2018 Learnership Programme – to get set for a career in the property industry.

Student Brand Ambassador 2018
14 September 2017

Mazars Port Elizabeth is looking for Student Brand Ambassadors to promote Mazars amongst the accounting students at NMU and act as a mediator between NMU accounting students and Mazars.

PSG Honours Bursary Programme 2018
13 September 2017

Our PSG Bursary Programme aims to create a pipeline of young talent within the financial services industry. If you meet with the minimum requirements, you can apply.

If you don’t have a Matric Certificate, you may feel that every one of your school mates is flying high in a top job, or at least employable. The truth is vastly different - according to 2008 statistics - in that out of every 40 pupils who start out together, 31 don’t get their Matric and only 2 gain a university exemption.

This is what the new Higher Education and Training Minister is referring to when he mentions fair access and opening up certification alongside Matric, so as to emphasise higher education in South Africa.

According to the above stats, out of the approximately 1.56 million six year olds who entered the school system twelve years ago, 535 000 young adults left school without a Matric. But that doesn’t leave them without options. There are a large number of private colleges and institutions who offer bridging courses in school grades as a way to get Matric if you are an adult.

Intec College is a distance education centre offering business, technical studies and vocational diplomas for students seeking Matric and tertiary-level qualifications.

Materials are designed specifically for home study and, while it is an affordable and easy option, Intec also offers comprehensive student support, qualified tutors and career advice.

For more information, visit them Click Here if you want a second chance at getting your Matric.

Damelin offers Higher Education learning programmes that fall within Levels 5 – 8 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and include degree and postgraduate programmes, as well as Higher Education Certificates and Diplomas. They also offer Further Education and Training, which consists of all learning and training programmes from levels 2 to 4 on the NQF, or the equivalent of Grades 10 – 12 in the school system. That means you can get your Matric Certificate from one of the best known and most well respected learning institutions in South Africa. To register with them, visit their Click Here to Damelin

Abbotts College specialises in guiding learners through Grade 10, 11 and 12, with campuses in the Western Cape and Gauteng. Abbotts' strengths lie in their small classes, daily routines and supervision, while every student has a personal mentor to ensure a high standard of academic achievement. They also offer an extremely wide spectrum of subjects for those seeking unusual employment. Click here to read more about the College if you think it sounds like somewhere you would like to get your Matric from.

In terms of adult literacy, KhaRiGude (let us learn) is a Literacy Campaign launched by the previous Education Minister, Naledi Pandor. It is intended to enable the 4.7 million illiterate adults who are missing out on their schooling to learn to read and write by the end of 2012. The website reports, “It is through this campaign that the developmental state welcomes new learners to the portals of learning.” Visit KhaRiGude for more information.

For 2008's annual youth month celebrations, Western Cape Education MEC, Cameron Dugmore, gave ten practical steps for young people trying to empower themselves. They were:
- Stay at school or get your finish matric
- Attend an FET college
- Study at an adult education centre
- Go to university
- Get a qualification through a learnership
- Go on an internship
- Start a business
- Join the army or police service
- Study to become a teacher
- Volunteer your time

Bear in mind that your local FET College and community colleges offer practical courses such as how to start your own business, bricklaying, carpenting, plumbing and much more. Often courses run for shorter periods of time, such as weeks and months, rather than for three or four years - which means lower tuition rates. You don’t always need a m\Matric certificate to study at an FET College, as their diplomas are designed with basic mathematical and language literacy in mind. Try to find someone who has done the course you’re interested in and talk to them before you register.

This means that not having a Matric certificate is not the end of the world as there are many options available to you even if you don't have one. However if, as an adult, you want to get your Matric, there are ways you can do that too. Also see this article on The Skills Portal for more information.

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