Education Experts Encourage Learners To Pursue Other Options Post Matric

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The Matric class of 2021 is set to receive their final examination results in January, and questions have been raised as to whether tertiary education is a safe bet for matriculants. Education experts have suggested that matriculants should consider a wider range of alternative options when pursuing career opportunities.


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South Africa’s High Unemployment crisis stands at a staggering 34.9% in the third quarter of 2021. The consequences of this have become more evident in that it has also impacted graduates throughout the country. 

Dr David Makovah says that learners need to take a more practical and proactive approach when pursuing a career path. He says the youth, particularly those who are still in school, should pursue careers that enable them to function across a wide variety of sectors.

He further explains that students should look at enhancing their digital skills as that would expose them to a broader market.

Makovah adds that the youth should also look into taking on vocational opportunities and not only rely on enrolling in university as the only path to a successful career.

So we should discount what we call the trades gardeners locksmiths plumbers and young people shouldn't shun those professions because they are quite viable and if you organize them correctly and potentially extremely lucrative.

Dr Makovah, also points out that young people should also be willing to start from the bottom and take advantage of any work opportunity that enables them to acquire a skill.
 


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