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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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17 Years – 17 Bursaries

Creating the leaders of tomorrow

 

 

We are proud to announce our 17 years of business. Eskilz was founded in 2002 by CEO – Mr Kamal P Timmal. Eskilz was founded by the need for businesses to be compliant with the new acts and laws passed by the government after the birth of democracy.

 

Without being compliant a lot of businesses were facing fines, closure and loss of income. Here was the niché that Mr.Timmal identified. An entrepreneur, mentor and motivational speaker; he shared the passion to succeed with his clients. Mr. Timmal envisioned a business solution all under one roof. A one stop, business shop if you like.

 

Today Eskilz offers just that, a turnkey business solution. We have since grown into various legs. Each leg strategically set up to service each aspect of your business. Beyond compliance Eskilz now boasts being a fully accredited training provider, a college, business start-up solution and more. Eskilz has been recognised as a leader in the industry.

 

We offer various opportunities to individuals so they can build themselves up and accomplish dreams. Although we are always looking for ways to give back. Through our 17 years – 17 Bursaries initiative we have found a way to empower the youth of tomorrow. We are offering bursaries to 17 inspired young men and woman who are knowledge hungry and looking for a way to build themselves up and create a bright future. Listed below are the bursaries that we are offering:

 

 

Bursaries for the leaders of tomorrow

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

 

 

ETQA Body USIDQualification NQF Level
LG SETA

 

 

49552General education and training certificate: environmental practiceNQF Level 01
50372Further education and training certificate: municipal finance and administrationNQF Level 04
50205National certificate: municipal integrated development planningNQF Level 05
    
MICT49077National Certificate: Information Technology: End User ComputingNQF Level 03
    
HWSETA74410Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDSNQF Level 04
    
WRSETA49280National Certificate: Wholesale and Retails DistributionLevel 2
58206National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail OperationsLevel 2
    
ETDP

 

 

 

 

58761Further Education & Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development – Level 4NQF Level 04
64650National Diploma: Early Childhood DevelopmentNQF Level 05
115753Conduct outcomes-based assessmentNQF Level 05
115759Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessmentsNQF Level 06
117871Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologiesNQF Level 05
    
 SERVICES66248Further Education & Training Certificate: New Venture CreationsNQF Level 04
50080Further Education & Training Certificate: Project ManagementNQF Level 04
    

 

Ready to apply?

Dream it. Wish it. Do it.

 

Requirements:

  • 18 Years +
  • Matric Certificate
  • Image of yourself
  • No Selfies

 

 

Essay

600 words +

 

Topic:

Why you stand out from the rest and deserve this opportunity to break boundaries.

 

 

Send your submissions to:

Kavisha Hurbans –  info@marketingmatterz.co.za

 

The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Should I take a gap year?

Taking a gap year can be extremely beneficial to one’s personal growth. Some studies show that those who take a gap year perform better in university and are more satisfied with their careers afterwards.

Even though it goes against the norm of starting university or college as soon as you finish high school, a gap year can be quite beneficial. Depending on how you spend your time, it can teach you a lot of valuable skills and can lead to new experiences entering your life.

Here is why you should consider taking a gap year:

Explore your interests

Often, students spend their high school careers juggling schedules packed with university preparatory courses, sports, volunteer commitments and other extracurricular activities. This means that you may not have had time to fully explore your interests as well as potential careers that align with them.

However, it is advisable to take a gap year and partake in practical experience in a field of your interest. This can help you to focus on selecting a university major that fits your interests and strengths.

Increase your work experience

There are very few jobs that don’t require some work experience, and a gap year could be a great time to start building this up. Use this time off constructively by keeping the majority of it related to a course or industry you’re interested in.

Many students who do this often start university in a more mature state. They have better time management skills and can see the importance of the material that is delivered to them.

These students also generally tend to perform very well, if not better than they would without the gap year.

Whether it’s learning to budget when planning for your vacation or using your initiative to make your way across the city/country, you’ll have developed a lot of skills that employers want.

Get to know yourself

Taking a gap year can lead to you finding yourself and getting to know more about your wants and needs. Heading straight into university can bog you down with studies and new people with little time for yourself.

A gap year will also raise your cultural awareness. Use some of the free time to get to know or even work alongside different people, whether it’s locally or abroad will allow you to appreciate other cultures.

Increase your confidence and independence

There are community programmes and organisations such as the Doctors Without Borders where you can work as a volunteer during your gap year. This will definitely help you to come out of your shell and gain more confidence.

Allows you to learn a new craft

If there’s something that you’ve always wanted to try, whether it is teaching or learning a foreign language, your gap year is a great time to give it a go and broaden your horizons.

Increased job satisfaction

Worrying about job satisfaction might not necessarily be the first priority when starting university but it is a big deal. Once you are done with your studies and join the working world, this is where you will spend most of your time.

So, having a job and a career that you will actually love will make your life much more meaningful.

Hence, taking some quality time to find a career that matches your skills, talents, and passion is important.

Building experience and education around it is also important and might make all the difference later in life.

Be more financially aware

A gap year can teach you how to become an expert at keeping an eye on expenses, saving and allocating money to different activities, especially when you will be travelling the world.

Knowing how to handle money and budgets makes being an adult much easier – and it’s a crucial skill that becomes so much more fun to perfect while exploring the world. It’ll make your resume look pretty interesting

A gap year can provide a person with valuable new skills that any employer will be impressed by. Volunteering, cultural awareness, organisation, and an ability to work independently are just some of the skills that are gained by taking a gap year.

It is a great way to learn

Taking a year out will provide you with much more than any classroom setting ever can. As much as we can learn a lot in the classroom, the only time we really understand what is going on in the real world is when we put it into practice.

So, if you do decide on taking a gap year, remember that sometimes an experience during a gap year can knock you a bit but you’ll learn just how much you can deal with when you really have to, but you’re bound to learn a lot!

 

 

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27 new South African jobs

27 new and unusual South African jobs which you could soon receive a qualification for

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has called for public comment on 27 occupational qualifications which are being considered for TVETs and other registered training providers around the country.

An occupational qualification is a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from work based learning.

 

Here are a few of the fifty QCTO qualifications registered:

• Airline Ground Crew
• Boat Builder and Repairer
• Chef
• Chemist (Surface Coatings Technologist)
• Electrical Line Mechanic – Overhead Lines Mechanic
• Financial markets practitioner
• Health Promotion Officer (Community Health Worker)
• Insurance Agent – Insurance Underwriter
• Mining Technician (Mine Ventilation Observer)
• Organisational Risk Manager (Risk Practitioner)
• Supply and Distribution Manager
• Plastics Manufacturing Machine Setter
• Port Manager
• Railway Signal Operator
• Retail Manager General – Retail Store Manager
• Road Transport Manager
• Tax Professional

27 occupations and a short job description.

  1. Aid to Navigation Manager – ensures the visual, audible and electronic aids are provided to ensure safe and efficient movement of all transport types.
  2. Aid to Navigation Technician –  installs, commissions, maintains and repairs infrastructure and equipment.
  3. Aircraft Structures Technician –  manufactures, inspects, modifies, dismantles, assembles, repairs and replaces the components of aircraft structures.
  4. Apparel & Related Manufacturing Machine Mechanic – repairs, maintain, service and set-up a range of sewing machines and related auxiliary equipment.
  5. Aquaculture – promotes productivity through overseeing activities performed by team members and predominantly oversee the farming of aquatic organisms.
  6. Commercial Diver –  enters water or other liquid or a pressurized environment at a pressure exceeding 100mb above atmospheric pressure, using breathing apparatus, in order to carry out a range of tasks underwater either inshore or offshore depending on the type of diving industry they work in.
  7. Concentrated Solar Power Process Controller –  provides technical support and services in the installation, operation, and maintenance of solar power plant processes, systems, facilities, and equipment.
  8. Customs Compliance Manager –  manages, maintains and controls customs compliance and other statutory requirements within the organisation relating to international logistics and supply chain activities, beyond the generic management skills.
  9. Diesel Electrical Fitter –  inspects, qualifies, overhauls, repairs, assembles and fits diesel engines and electrical and mechanical parts.
  10. Dock Master – plans, coordinates and controls the safe and efficient docking and undocking of all vessels and or structures for the purposes of surveys, planned maintenance, unplanned repairs, alterations and refits.
  11. Electric Cable Jointer – plans, prepares, installs, joints and terminates low voltage (LV) (1000V) and medium voltage (MV) (up to and including 44kV) cables under dead (at zero potential) conditions.
  12. Fuel Pipeline Controller –  Monitors and controls pipeline operations for the bulk transport of petroleum.
  13. Furniture Maker – cuts, shapes, assembles and finishes products.
  14. Furniture Upholsterer – manufactures an upholstered furnishing item.
  15. Hairdresser – Recognition of qualified hairdressers as a trade person.
  16. Industrial Water Plant Operator –  operates and monitors industrial plants to store  and process water.
  17. Industrial Water Process Controller – controls, monitors and manages industrial plants to store and process water.
  18. Insulation Installer –  plans and installs insulation and finishing materials in various buildings and industrial applications to maximise energy efficiency.
  19. Maritime Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator – directs, organises and manages search-and-rescue operations within rescue regions.
  20. Master Insulation Electrician – verifies and certifies the construction, testing, and inspection of any electrical installation in a hazardous areas to ensure compliance.
  21. Meteorological Technician – installs and inspects weather stations, conducts climate data checking, conducts surface and upper air observations and disseminates data into specific coded forms.
  22. Production Process machine Operator and Assembler – operates and monitors and adjusts equipment to manufacture and assemble components/parts to specifications given, using applicable equipment and tools.
  23. Rigger – uses basic, intermediate and advance lifting techniques to shift, lift, move, and place and secure loads at end-points, without damage.
  24. Rolling Stock Electrical Fitter – maintains, tests, repairs, overhauls, assembles and fits electrical and mechanical parts and bodies of locomotives/motor coaches.
  25. Water Liaison Practitioner – develops and implements communication strategies by relaying appropriate water-related information to internal and external stakeholders through suitable channels and platforms to promote water stewardship.
  26. Water reticulation Practitioner – maintains the integrity of the portability of the water supply from the water reservoir to the household water point.
  27. Wood Processing Machine Operator  –  converts logs into lumber (sawn boards) and by-products in accordance with specific clients’ requirements.

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