School Leavers 2021

high school ending image

Every student finishing High School, asks themselves this question: I am finished with matric, what now? Some are fortunate to know what they would like to do, either to look for work or to study further.


If the choice is to study further, then the questions arise as to what to study and how much will it cost? If you are indecisive, both questions are dependent upon how the following question is answered, which is: ‘’what type of job would I like to do?”

Many Training Providers offer School Leavers the opportunity to complete a Career Assessment before selecting on which Study Field to enter. A Career Assessment is an important instrument which may be used to assist a School Leaver in selecting the correct Study Field.

The choice of Study Fields is also vast, which includes, Education and Training Development, Business Administration, Project Management, Financial Accounting, Business Management and Information Technology, just to name a few…

After selecting the field to study in, the next question is how much will it cost to study and how to pay for the studies. There are numerous ways to pay to study further, for example:

  • Bursaries – these are given to students to pay for their studies, some Companies may expect the Students to pay back the studies by signing a contract to work for them, after finishing studying, whereas other Companies may donate a bursary without expecting anything back in return.
  • Student Loans – these are granted by banks in order to assist the Student with their tuition fees, text books, etc.
  • Learnerships – these are working based learning programmes which some Companies offer, and leads to a registered qualification and is linked to an occupation or field of work.

The importance of studying is that it is for life, meaning what you study now, does not necessary mean you will stop studying, it means that you will continually study and grow as a person and improve your knowledge and skills.

As Mahatma Ghandi once quoted: “Learn as if you were to live forever”.

Contact Academy Training Group for your FREE career assessment.
012 997 2804 / 011 394 1383

Article Category

Other Articles

Attending college is an important decision, but it should be one that you don't take lightly. College can be expensive, but there are also various ways to help pay for your education.

Being aware of the potential risks before you study abroad will give you the best chance at having an amazing experience.