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Human Resources Management and Practices Support Learning Programme

Eskilz College Education

Did you know that we offer a FET Certificate in Human Resources Management and Practices Support Learning Programme?

(NQF Level 4)

Brief overview of the Purpose of this course:

This qualification will be useful to people who support and participate in human resources management and practices.

People credited with this qualification are able to:

Collect, collate, and distribute information related to people management in line with a given plan.

Provide advice on or refer to appropriate person in response to queries on organisation procedures related to people management.

Demonstrate basic understanding of people dynamics and impact in the workplace.

Demonstrate basic understanding of the functioning of business and the role and contribution of individuals within organisations.

Support the implementation of processes and systems related to human resources management and practices in all of the following role clusters:

> Strategic planning for human resources management and practices, people and work.

> Acquisition, development and utilisation of people.

> Establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations.

> Compensation and administration related to human resources management and practices.

Rationale of Human Resources:

Organisations require persons who are able to support human resources management processes and practices.

There is also a need for an initial qualification as a possible first leg of a learning progression path in the human resources management and practices field.

Learners need the qualification to increase their access to employment. It will enable persons who are fulfilling some of the support roles in human resources management and practices without formal qualifications to obtain recognition for their competence.

The specified components in the core category will ensure portability across the Human Resources Management and Practices role clusters, whilst the elective category will make provision for specialisation in a specific area..

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Are you on the right career path?

Eskilz College has the answers you’re looking for.

 

 

 

Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

We have all been through that stage of the unknown where we had difficulty in choosing the adequate path that benefits our future and career path. Matric students are generally stressed out and already pulling their hairs out without having to deal with which is the best career path to take.

Remember that every occupation plays a vital role in society. The job market is vast so this means that you are able to choose a career path that best suits your personality and abilities. The lack of career guidance from high school is one of the main reasons why learners delay on going to university; some many even drop out mid-year because they do not have a passion for what they are studying. A few students take a year to find out what fields may peak their interest before pursuing a career.

A good place to start before entering the career path is a self-analysis; this includes asking yourself the following questions:

  • What type of person am I?
  • What are my interests?
  • What am I really good at?
  • What do I struggle with?
  • Am I a follower or a leader?

It is always beneficial to speak to individuals that are already in the respective fields to gain insight from a personal level.  At Eskilz College we have facilitators that are qualified and experienced to give you the best advice for your career path. Contact us today and let us assist you with finding the path for you. Education is power and we believe that every individual has the potential to reach for the stars and become the leaders of tomorrow by climbing the ladder to success..

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5 ways lifelong learning will benefit your personal success

 

 

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

 

 

 

Remember that through education anything is possible and you can achieve greatness when knowledge is at heart.

Here are 5 ways lifelong learning benefits your personal success:

  1. Building Confidence

Learning new skills is a beneficial way to improve your confidence level. At Eskilz College our courses include efficient ways to build an individual’s confidence. Join our courses and let us help you become a confident leader.

  1. Skillset Improvement

Keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date benefits both your career and personal life. Through knowledge you create opportunities for yourself to become an expert in your respective field.

  1. Creating New Career Opportunities

Acquiring new skills will bring new opportunities, skills will never do you wrong when you have a passion for what you do. If you need help with finding your passion let us help you find a course that suits you.  An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

  1. Life Enrichment

Through learning you are enriching your life at various points. When taking classes you are more socially exposed and involved in activities which serve as a beneficial skill to acquire before entering the business world. People listen to people, if you can sell yourself, you can sell anything.

  1. Keeping In Touch With The World

Learning exercises the brain and keeps it active. Without knowledge you limit yourself from the rest of the world and restrict your horizon. When you gain access to a new field of knowledge you also gain access to a wider range of the world.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. At Eskilz College we have a passion for empowering and uplifting individuals. We provide courses that benefit a wide range of individuals including those with disabilities. Our staff is trained and ready to be of assistance to you!

Contact Us Today!

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Do you know what Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is?

Let us help you understand it.

 

 

 

Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is the general conceptual establishment towards a lifelong learning and development, embracing knowledge, skills and attitudes required for social, economic and political contribution and transformation.

ABET is flexible, developmental and targeted at specific needs of particular audiences and ideally provides access to nationally recognized certificates. There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is uniquely South African and available to adults who want to finish their basic education.

The four levels of ABET training are equivalent to Grades R to 9.

 

ABET training includes:

  • Language, literacy and communication
  • Mathematical literacy, mathematics and mathematical sciences
  • Natural science
  • Arts and culture
  • Life orientation
  • Technology
  • Human and social science
  • Economic and management science.

 

Learners can choose to take courses in:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Travel and tourism
  • Applied agriculture
  • Early childhood development
  • Ancillary health care.

 

“Who told you it was too late? And more importantly, why did you choose to believe them?” – Richelle E. It is never too late to build your library of knowledge and no one should ever tell you different. With dedication and hark-work dreams are reached.

 

 

 

 

 

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Leadership Academy

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

 

 

On June 25th 2018, the Leadership for Girls Academy kicked off their winter classes. The girls were thrilled to return to the programme in their school holidays. This programme is not only exciting and fun for the girls but means so much more. This initiative was built to empower and groom these young girls to be leaders.

Since the launch of the programme, it has attracted a diverse team of entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and mentors alike, lending their skills and knowledge to this elite group of aspirant leaders.

Leadership for Girls Academy was built around addressing relevant education, women and youth empowerment in South Africa.

The academy offers courses such as:

  • Sex education
  • Critical thinking
  • Goal setting
  • Personal testing
  • Career guidance

This programme is currently funded, developed and powered by Eskilz College (Tuition fee approximately- R16 000 per girl). Chief Operations Officer, Jivesh Timmal, stated that he holds this project close to heart and is passionate about its success. These young girls were chosen through a selection process that gave us the best indication of those who have the willingness and drive to join us on this journey to leadership. It is our hope that after our 12-month programme we would have catapulted 16 young girls into e­ffective, influential and powerful leaders in South Africa who use this platform to make positive changes in the world. We are proud to announce that our brilliant minds successfully graduated at the end of 2018. These girls have started community projects that will see their communities flourish.

With the success of our Leadership for Girls Academy we are implementing a Leadership for Boys Academy which will both fall under our Leadership Academy. We would like to off­er this opportunity to both businesses and persons interested to get involved in the programme by sponsoring this programme to sponsor a leader. Be a part of the solution!

Organisations that contribute to the empowerment of these young leaders will be able to access valuable SED (Socio-Economic Development) points through their BBBEE Scorecards. To enquire on how to get involved please send your queries to:

Kavisha Hurbans – info@marketingmatterz.co.za.

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The 6 Qualities of a Good Teacher

Are You A Good Teacher? | Let’s Find Out

Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs today. It demands a broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum, and standards; enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and a love of learning. It is no wonder it is hard to find great teachers. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
When you have a good teacher, anything is possible, but how do you know when a person is a good teacher?

Here are 6 qualities to look out for in a good teacher:

  1. A Good Teacher Instills Confidence

Many students do not believe that their teachers and parents actually believe in them, therefore they do not believe in themselves. These students tend to have more behavioral and academic problems. When you are a teacher that believes in their students this has a positive impact on them and allows them to reach to their full potential.  When goals are in place the class as a whole has a better understanding of its individual and collective accomplishments.

 

  1. A Good Teacher Manages the Classroom Efficiently

Classroom management incorporates all the strategies a teacher assembles to organize and arrange their:

  • Students
  • Learning Materials
  • Space
  • Use of classroom time

This helps students enjoy an organized educational atmosphere that is conductive to learning.

 

  1. A Good Teacher is Prepared

The effective teacher comes to class prepared to teach. Content preparation is critical for high- quality teaching, writing that is positively related to student achievement within specific subjects.

Expectations of teachers’ content:

Knowledge – The teachers understanding of major concepts

Dispositions – The teacher should realize that subject matter knowledge is not a fixed body of facts but is complex and ever evolving.

Performance – The teacher should effectively use multiple representations and explanations of concepts that capture key concepts.

 

  1. A Good Teacher Sets High Expectations

Effective teachers do not set limits on their students. They have high standards and consistently challenge students to do their best. As an educator, you should always expect the best of your students and encourage them to learn to their highest potential.

Key things to remember:

  • Don’t praise low quality work
  • Check for understanding
  • React to changes in performance
  • Deliver feedback according to criteria for success

 

  1. A Good Teacher Practices Self-reflection

Teachers should continually examine and evaluate their students’ attitudes, practices, effectiveness, and accomplishments.  This can serve as beneficial to both the educator and the learner. Without reflection, you run the risk of making poor decisions and carrying out bad judgments.

Teacher skills for self- reflection:

  • Use a daily reflection tool such as a journal
  • Try peer observation
  • Record lessons
  • Practice self-inquiry

 

  1. A Good Teacher Uses Teaching Strategies

The traditional style of teaching may lead to disengagement and boredom for both teachers and students. A good teacher has no fear of learning new teaching strategies or incorporating new technologies into lessons.

Here are a few teaching strategies to try:

  • Active learning strategies
  • Experiential learning activities
  • Project-based learning
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Adaptive learning
  • Cooperative learning
  • Differentiated instruction

You can deliver a fun and energetic lesson with a variety of fun and engaging strategies that benefit both the teachers and the student.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. With exceptional teachers and dedicated students the youth can be empowered and provide a brighter future..

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Latest South African Education Statistics

This update takes a look at the results of the latest General Household Survey (GHS) published by Statistics South Africa and the information relating to education. The table below published by Statistics South Africa shows various metrics related to education. The table published by Statistics South Africa shows various metrics related education https://www.southafricanmi.com/education-statistics.html

The worrying number from the table above is the Repetition rate (RR) of Grd 10 ‘s which is sitting with 22.5%, basically saying 22.5% of households in South Africa reported they have a child repeating Grd 10 and 20.5% of households stated that they have a child repeating Grd 11. Note the results of the GHS is based on a sample of households selected. There will therefore be some bias built into the numbers (selection/sample bias), reporting bias etc. The numbers above are therefore the best estimate of the population as a whole based on the selected sample. The table published here https://www.southafricanmi.com/education-statistics.html  is a continuation of the table above, showing additional metrics related to education in South Africa.

In total 11.4% of households reported children work for longer than 30 minutes to the nearest school. 22.2% of households in KwaZulu-Natal reported children work for more than 30 minutes to get to school, while only 1.2% of households in the Western Cape reported children walked more than 30 minutes to get to school.

Another worrying statistic for South Africa is the adult literacy rate, which is defined as people over the age of 20 with Grd 7 as the highest level of education is sitting at 13.8%. The province with the highest adult literacy rate is the Eastern Cape (20.5%), closely followed by Limpopo (19.7%) and Northern Cape (19.1%).

Number of registered students at higher education institutions (31 October 2017)

This section will take a look at the number of students registered at various higher education institutions across South Africa, at various points in time. Interesting to note is the increase of student numbers at specific institutions from 2012 to 2016 while there are strong declines at other institutions. https://www.southafricanmi.com/education-statistics.html

While the number of students enrolled has increased by 2.4% from 2012 to 2016, the number of students that graduated has increased by 22.3%. Clearly showing number of graduates increasing is not just due to the number of students increasing. The image below shows the total value of grants paid by national government to various higher education institutions. And it is clear to see that grants paid increased sharply after the #FeesMustFall campaign. Interesting to note that the growth in grants paid is growing a lot faster for Universities compared to University of Technologies.

While we mentioned earlier that University of Pretoria (TUKS) showed a decline in student numbers, the graphic below shows that it has not detered TUKS from spending money on upgrading their facilities and equipment (as their Capex spending accounts from over 10% of total capital expenditure by all higher education institutions. Surely this bodes well for the quality of education at TUKS, is there are less students yet better facilities and equipment. Stellenbosch University and WITS makes up the rest of the top three when it comes to capital expenditure by higher education institutions.

Percentage of students per race group that obtain a bachelors degree after matric.

White students parents are more like to afford better primary and secondary schooling, and more likely to be able to pay for tertiary education, hence the higher percentage of white students obtaining bachelors degrees after matriculating With around 25% of white students obtaining a bachelors degree after matric, Indian/Asians comes a distant second with around 15% while both Coloured and Black Africans sitting around 5% of students obtaining a bachelors degree after matric. Concerning to see is the decline in the percentage of Coloured and Black African students obtaining bachelors degrees after school. Again part of this is due to a lack of funding from these race groups, making it harder for students from these groups to enter a higher education institutions. And this is part of the reason for the whole #feesmustfall campaign that swept across South Africa.

Number of learners per school grade (11 March 2016)

The funnel chart below is based on statistics from the Basic Education Department. It shows the number of learners registered per grade in South Africa. What is concerning to note that around 1,2 million learners are registered for Grade 1. Yet only 680 000 odd makes it to Grade 12.

Number of learners per school grade: 2015

Data from the Department of Higher Education showed the number of new graduates that registered at Higher Education Institutes (such as Varsities, Universities of Technologies etc.) coming in at 158 000 in 2013. Thus assuming all the new registrations were matriculants of the previous year (which roughly totals 700 000) , only 22% of martriculants or about 1 in 5 makes it to Higher Education Institutions (HEI) after school. Looking at it a little differently, only 12% (or around 1 in 9) of school children entering grade 1 will make it to HEI if this trend continues.

 This is a serious concern as the higher the level of education the greater the chance of being employed.

Source: Statistics South Africa.

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5 Reasons Your CV Isn’t Getting Noticed

Applying for jobs can be an incredibly frustrating process. There’s nothing more demoralising than spending hours crafting the perfect application only to hear nothing back – especially when you feel that your skills and experience would have been perfect for the role. However, if you are finding that you are consistently falling at the first hurdle, there’s probably something wrong, and that something is probably your CV. Studies have shown that recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds looking at a CV, so it’s crucial to grab their attention quickly and make sure the key details are at the forefront. Here’s five reasons your CV might not be getting noticed.

You’ve got relevant experience…but it’s on the third page.

It’s amazing how many people organise their work experience chronologically on their CV, starting with their first job and working through in order. A CV shouldn’t be a dispassionate list of all the jobs you’ve ever had, it should be a sales pitch emphasising why you are the perfect candidate for the job. If you’re applying for a marketing position, the first job a recruiter sees on your CV should be a marketing role, not the paper round you had when you were thirteen. Order your experience according to relevance for the job to which you’re applying, and you’ll find you have much greater success.

It’s full of buzzwords

So, you’re hard-working, passionate and self-motivated? So is everyone else, unfortunately. Whilst these are undoubtedly qualities that companies are looking for in an employee, they’re unlikely to make anyone take notice of your CV. Rather than stating these qualities over and over, fill your CV with hard facts that prove them to be true. Instead of saying you’re target-oriented, say that you have consistently met or surpassed your targets in all of your previous roles.

It’s five pages long

As mentioned, recruiters generally only scan through a CV, picking out the important details. So, brevity really is crucial – if your CV is four or five pages long, you’re increasing the chance that your most relevant achievements and experience will be missed. As a general rule, it’s good to keep it to no more than two pages, including only your most relevant experience.

Dodgy spelling, grammar and punctuation

It sounds obvious, but it’s surprising how many people have basic errors on their CV. Your CV is your first chance to present your case and make an impression, so make sure you don’t shoot yourself in the foot with easily avoidable mistakes. Poor spelling and grammar look sloppy and unprofessional, and that’s not the first impression you want to make when applying for a job.

You’ve left gaps unexplained

There’s nothing wrong with having long periods of inactivity on your CV, but these need to be fully explained. Maybe you took a career break to do some travelling or volunteer work, maybe you put your career on hold to concentrate on your family; there’s nothing wrong with these per se, but they should be flagged on your CV. Otherwise, a recruiter may assume there’s something amiss, and you might not get the credit your experience deserves..

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International Mother Language Day 2018: 21 February Theme, how to celebrate and all you need to know

International Mother Language Day: 21 February is celebrated as the International Mother Language Day. The day was started by the UNESCO with an aim to safeguard the pluralism of the world and preserve the mother tongue of every individual.

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International Mother Language Day: The first word that a new born baby utters is usually a word of his/her own mother tongue. With age, the child might learn many other languages and get adept with many foreign languages but the comfort of speaking in one’s own mother tongue is unmatched. Celebrating this affinity of an individual with his/her own mother tongue, the world is today observing International Mother Language Day.

India has always believed in diversity and plurality. It respects all languages. It won’t be wrong to call India, a mosaic of diverse languages and cultures. The mother tongue of a person is in a way the identity of a person. Thus, it is important to preserve every language so as to maintain the cultural heritage of every community. So, here are the major aspects of this day that you need to know: –

International Mother Language Day: Why is the day celebrated?

It was no less than a shock when UNESCO found out that one language disappears on average every two weeks, taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. Yes, you heard it right. Thus, the UN agency introduced International Mother Language Day in 1999, a world-wide annual observance held on February 21 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.

International Mother Language Day: Theme of the year

The theme of 2018’s introduced International Mother Language Day is Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development. The theme has been selected to promote and preserve the pluralism of the world and preserve the mother tongue of even a small tribe. Many a times, a person fails to achieve success just because the language which he speaks isn’t given an opportunity, thereby, this scenario needs to change.

International Mother Language Day: How to Celebrate

The UNESCO has shared recommendations on how to celebrate International Mother Language Day, especially in schools. The UN agency said that school teachers should encourage children to use their mother languages to introduce themselves and talk about their families and culture. Adults must also converse and share messages in their own mother tongue. Social media can play an important tool in creating awareness about every language. The world is dominated by the powerful. The culture, the language of them prevail while cultures of small communities are crushed or they perish themselves. Thereby, we must acknowledge that the world is diverse and it is crucial to save its diversity. The International Mother Language Day is a day that can help one save and flourish his/her language, and culture which are also the two important aspects of one’s personality..

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DID YOU KNOW FEBRUARY IS LIBRARY LOVERS’ MONTH?

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Stop hugging that library. No wait, my mistake, I forgot that it’s Library Lovers Month- and it seems to have come at just the right time as many local libraries are struggling during the economic downturn. So why love your local library? Libraries are a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; they offer security and peace and quiet. They are also a place where you can focus surrounded by likeminded people with the desire to acquire knowledge.

History of Library Lovers’ Month
It’s important to understand that not everything is available on the internet (yet), libraries can have vast digital stores of qualitative and quantitative information escaping from opinion led snippets and snapshots from online. There may be some crossover of information but in most cases libraries are a much more economically viable solution when looking for information than the internet.

It’s also important to know that libraries offer services that aren’t available on the internet, including free assistance in finding obscure information and borrowing a book that may not be available in the admittedly immense catalogue one can find on the internet. One of the things that people often forget is that being a librarian isn’t like getting a job at the local supermarket. You want to be a Librarian? Be prepared to get a degree in Library Science. Yes, this is a thing that exists, and it’s necessary to become a librarian.

There’s more to a Library than just the books too! There are meetings that gather there that include everything from people from the Society for Creative Anachronism and other local organizations. There’s also magazines and periodicals, microfiche of local newspapers reaching far back into antiquity, and that’s just a start!

How to celebrate Library Lovers’ Month
Love your library for what it is, a community meeting place or treasure trove of ideas. There is so much to be found there, including new books to read and guidance on research with papers you may have due. The people who frequent the library tend to be intellectuals, so who knows what kind of interesting conversations you could get into? Why not push against the declining attendance of libraries and go and learn something new that will expand your knowledge of who you are, of where you live or what you do?

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