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What does a Carpenter do?

A carpenter is a skilled craftsperson who works in the construction and cabinet making industry. They fabricate all sorts of wood construction projects such as erecting building frames, roofs, floors and customising kitchens. Do you like building or creating things with wood? Do you have an eye for detail, and like to be precise in what you're doing? Then a career as a carpenter could be right for you.


What is Marketing about?

Marketing is a career that refers to activities a company undertakes to promote the buying or selling of a product or service.


What does a Welder do?

A Welder permanently joins pieces of metal through welding processes, of which there are many. In addition to fusing metals, a welder also repairs metal parts, as well as grinds and solders materials. Sometimes a welder will spend the day cutting, shaping, and combining materials to make different parts for a variety of industries, for e.g. construction, engineering, automobile, or aerospace fields.


What is Agriculture?

Agriculture deals with the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. Agriculture remains a significant provider of employment in South Africa, and is a major earner of foreign exchange.


What does a Motor Mechanic do?

A Motor mechanic repairs, maintains and tests motor vehicles and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.


What is Tourism?

Tourism is the activities of people traveling to, and staying in places outside their hometown or usual environment. As a tourist, you visit these places for leisure, business or other purposes.

Over 200 million people work in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. Tourism businesses include hotels, resorts, cruise ships and lodges; all of which offer a relaxing and enjoyable environment in which to work.


What is a Fitter and Turner?

Fitters and turners are highly skilled crafts people who manufacture and construct components for machinery and use power operated tools such as lathes, milling and drilling machines. They maintain and repair many different kinds of machines. They are also responsible for the assembling and fitting of new components and equipment. It is a highly skilled job.

If you consider yourself good with metal and repairing parts, then a career in Fitting and Turning may be just for you!


What is the Financial Management course all about?

Financial management deals with the efficient and effective management of money (funds) to accomplish the objectives of an organisation. Through case studies, lectures, videos, readings and exams, students learn the basic concepts and how to apply them in financial decision making.


What is Civil Engineering about?

The Civil Engineering programme prepares the student for the planning, designing, maintenance and management of projects associated with the construction of houses, roads, buildings, air ports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems.


What is Information Technology?

Information Technology (IT) refers to anything related to computing technology. Information Technology is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems. It deals mainly with software applications (e.g. computer programs, codes and instructions - within a computer) and computer hardware (such as screen, monitor or motherboard - physical components). IT workers help ensure that computers work well for people).


What does a Plumber do?

A plumber installs and repairs pipes that supply water and gas to, as well as carry waste away from, homes and businesses. They also install plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs, showers, sinks, toilets and appliances (including dishwashers and washing machines).


What is Office Administration?

Office administration is the process of overseeing the day-to-day activities of an office. An employee who performs these activities is called an office administrator or office manager.


What is the Hospitality field all about?

Does the idea of sitting in an office from 9 to 5 turn you off? Are you looking for a career with plenty of variety? Do you like meeting people? Like food? Enjoy travel? Then you'll love working in hospitality!

The Hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, food and drink service, event planning, theme parks, and transportation . It includes hotels, restaurants and bars. This includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.


What does an Electrician do?

An Electrician works in commercial, industrial or residential settings. They usually install, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal, or fire alarms, for all types of buildings, structures and premises.


What do Boilermakers do?

Boilermakers are specialised artisans who mark and fabricate structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures including boilers and pressure vessels.


When looking for a job, recruiters are the people that stand between you and employment. If you make it easier for the recruiter, you make it easier for yourself to get hired. We have tip on what to avoid when dealing with recruiters.


Career changes can a difficult and scary, but with the right amount of research and preparation, it is a perfect opportunity for personal growth. If you wish to switch careers there is a lot that needs to be taken into account. 


Thinking of becoming an office administrator? Here's what you need to know. Office Administrators can work within the formal and informal commercial sectors as well as the non-commercial sector.


Deciding what you want your future and you career to look like is a hefty task. Luckily, there's lots of help and advice available to you when you're making this decision. Read further on how to choose a career that will end in you being successful.


Jaryd Raizon from Knowledge Trust is giving you more insight into where and how you can gain access to learnerships, internships and employment opportunities. Knowledge Trust has also launched the Learnership Readiness Programme to help prepare young people for learnerships.

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