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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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Write your exams fearlessly

Exams can be scary, stressful and intimidating. Fear of not being sufficiently prepared, fear of not understanding all the work, fear of going ‘blank’ during the exam, fear of failure. All this is understandable when you are writing exams.  It is also essential that we understand that fear, given the opportunity, will slow us down and even stop us from achieving our goals during exams.

1. Know that you are capable and even though the task ahead may seem insurmountable, you have within you the power to make it work for you. Your power lies in your ability to start preparing for the exams TODAY. Do not look back at what you believe have been your failures in the past—focus only on doing what it takes to achieve the best that you can in the next few weeks.

2. Break your study schedule into bite-sized manageable pieces. Use a calendar to plan what you will focus on each day and tick off completed tasks. This will keep you focused, bit by bit, on crossing that finish line successfully.

3. Take some time for self-care. Get enough rest, choose to eat healthily, and get some exercise. This will keep you energised throughout the exam process.

4. Be mindful of the company that you keep- even on social media. Hang out with people who are positive-thinkers, determined and hard working. You can respectfully distance yourself from negative-thinking people without having to explain yourself. Fearful people will inevitably assist you in allowing fear into your own life. Choose to keep yourself motivated by keeping company with motivated people.

5. Do not allow yourself to believe in the impossibility of things! You can turn any challenges around by focusing on what you can achieve instead of what you believe you can not!

6. Work on past exam papers! Ask for help when you are unsure of something. Get to know that structures of exam papers and how the questions are asked. This will give you the confidence to write the exam!
When fear comes knocking at your door, do not let it in! Focus on the points above, take some deep breathes and you will see how fear loses interest and disappears! You can do this!.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA

Over 350 learners with disabilities have enrolled for the Early Childhood Development level 4 learnership at Eskilz College. The learners are doing three to four months theory and nine to 10 months practicals, and next year they will be enrolling in level 5 which will qualify them as Grade R teachers working with children from the ages 0-6 years. The goal for Eskilz College is to close the gap in the demand for Early Childhood Practitioners and to provide skills and employment for people with disabilities.
An Early Childhood Development qualification affords these learners with career opportunities such as working at ECD centres, primary schools and crèches. But Eskilz College doesn’t just want it to end there; the learners will be assisted to register with The South African Council of Educators (SACE) and also assisted and encouraged to open up their own ECD centres in their communities.

Eskilz College is looking for partners to place these learners to do their work placement next year, we are looking for ECD centres, Primary schools and any institutions that need ECD practitioners. The placement will be a 9 to 10 months internship.

The learners are receiving a monthly stipend that covers transport for their theory. This is a great opportunity for the learners and a good way to close the national gap in the need for early childhood practitioners.

To enquire or place a learner contact coo@timmalholding.co.za or call 0100 3000 80

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ECD leaners looking for placement

Over 350 learners with disabilities have enrolled for the Early Childhood Development level 4 learnership at Eskilz College. The learners are doing three to four months theory and nine to 10 months practicals, and next year they will be enrolling in level 5 which will qualify them as Grade R teachers working with children from the ages 0-6 years.
The goal for Eskilz College is to close the gap in the demand for Early Childhood Practitioners and to provide skills and employment for people with disabilities.
An Early Childhood Development qualification affords these learners with career opportunities such as working at ECD centres, primary schools and crèches. But Eskilz doesn’t just want it to end there; the learners will be assisted to register with The South African Council of Educators (SACE) and also assisted and encouraged to open up their own ECD centres in their communities.

Eskilz College is looking for partners to place these learners to do their work placement next year, we are looking for ECD centres, Primary schools and any institutions that need ECD practitioners. The placement will be a 9 to 10 months internship.

The learners are receiving a monthly stipend that covers transport for their theory. This is a great opportunity for the learners and a good way to close the national gap in the need for early childhood practitioners.

To enquire or place a learner contact coo@timmalholding.co.za or call 0100 3000 80

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Youth encouraged to volunteer

By volunteering, young people develop life skills and become well-rounded individuals.

Starting young provides an opportunity for students to learn and grow into valuable members of society. They develop life skills as they get immersed in activities that are outside of their comfort zones. They become socially aware and learn to appreciate their life and value what they have, especially when they realise that their problems would seem like a vacation for most people.

Another benefit is volunteering helps students get into college. Volunteering helps students become competent, employable, and better meet their learning objectives.

Another opportunity to take advantage of is becoming competent and employable after meeting all learning objectives. Volunteering also serves as a training ground for honing students’ skills. This will give them an edge over those who do not have any volunteer experience.  Students are encouraged to join volunteer programs during school breaks or over the summer.

Employers seek volunteer experience from fresh graduates.

As mentioned, employable skills develop by volunteering because it serves as supplemental training. Employers prefer hiring fresh graduates with volunteer experience. It shows commitment and a sense of responsibility. Volunteers are reliable, selfless, responsible, and willing to do more than what is asked even without monetary compensation. These are qualities that employers look for when hiring fresh graduates.

We’ve outlined a few of the benefits of volunteering. But how do we motivate students to devote more time to volunteer work?

1. Define the purpose.

Defining the real purpose of why they should volunteer is a great way to motivate them. Earning extra credit for school or gaining new skills are poor motivators. They must understand the real impact of volunteering. Try to explain to them the weight of what they’re about to do and how they can make a difference in the world. Give them a purpose and let them take it from there.

2. Allow them to be independent.

Grant them the full autonomy for their choices and decisions. No one likes being forced to do something. Letting them be independent can make them feel like they are trusted, and by human nature, the more trust being placed to a person, the more responsible they become.

3. Empathize with them.

Most of the time, adults forget to empathize with their kids. By nature, when one doesn’t feel understood, they will never try to understand. If they are not up to volunteering, do not dismiss it as them being irresponsible and selfish. Try to understand where they are coming from and maybe, both parties will agree to compromise. Sometimes, empathy is all it takes to be able to motivate or encourage them to volunteer.

4. Lead them by example.

 Always walk your talk. Kids, especially teenagers, may not be the best at listening to parents or elders. Yet, they may begin to imitate the actions of adults. If they see adults put their passion into good use, they will be inspired to do the same.

5. Provide fun learning activities.

Some students think that volunteer work is boring, tiring, and requires too much time and physical strength. Fun is one of the best motivators. Add fun to your volunteer opportunity by incorporating activities like games into learning activities.

This is especially good if the volunteer work is for a group of kids from poor communities. It will create a bond between volunteers and the kids. Also, it will help volunteers avoid all the stress of volunteering.

6. Provide positive feedback and recognize their efforts.

Feeling unappreciated is the best way to kill motivation, especially when you are doing something that is actually making a difference. When you tell people you appreciate what they do, they tend to do more of it. Recognize their efforts and they will work harder.

Universities and educational institutions can show their appreciation of student volunteers’ efforts by giving them extra credit.

Parents, educational institutions, and universities should work together to inspire volunteerism among the youth through programs that are aimed at encouraging their civic behavior.

Create more opportunities for volunteer work and inspire young people to volunteer by encouraging them to start young. Give them purpose and let them do the work. Appreciate their efforts and eventually, they will work hard and reap the benefits. They will grow up as well-rounded individuals that are competent, socially aware, and useful members of their society. Volunteering can also help them succeed in life when they embark on a new journey after college.

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Youth encouraged to volunteer

By volunteering, young people develop life skills and become well-rounded individuals.

Starting young provides an opportunity for students to learn and grow into valuable members of society. They develop life skills as they get immersed in activities that are outside of their comfort zones. They become socially aware and learn to appreciate their life and value what they have, especially when they realise that their problems would seem like a vacation for most people.

Another benefit is volunteering helps students get into college. Volunteering helps students become competent, employable, and better meet their learning objectives.

Another opportunity to take advantage of is becoming competent and employable after meeting all learning objectives. Volunteering also serves as a training ground for honing students’ skills. This will give them an edge over those who do not have any volunteer experience.  Students are encouraged to join volunteer programs during school breaks or over the summer.

Employers seek volunteer experience from fresh graduates.

As mentioned, employable skills develop by volunteering because it serves as supplemental training. Employers prefer hiring fresh graduates with volunteer experience. It shows commitment and a sense of responsibility. Volunteers are reliable, selfless, responsible, and willing to do more than what is asked even without monetary compensation. These are qualities that employers look for when hiring fresh graduates.

We’ve outlined a few of the benefits of volunteering. But how do we motivate students to devote more time to volunteer work?

1. Define the purpose.

Defining the real purpose of why they should volunteer is a great way to motivate them. Earning extra credit for school or gaining new skills are poor motivators. They must understand the real impact of volunteering. Try to explain to them the weight of what they’re about to do and how they can make a difference in the world. Give them a purpose and let them take it from there.

2. Allow them to be independent.

Grant them the full autonomy for their choices and decisions. No one likes being forced to do something. Letting them be independent can make them feel like they are trusted, and by human nature, the more trust being placed to a person, the more responsible they become.

3. Empathize with them.

Most of the time, adults forget to empathize with their kids. By nature, when one doesn’t feel understood, they will never try to understand. If they are not up to volunteering, do not dismiss it as them being irresponsible and selfish. Try to understand where they are coming from and maybe, both parties will agree to compromise. Sometimes, empathy is all it takes to be able to motivate or encourage them to volunteer.

4. Lead them by example.

 Always walk your talk. Kids, especially teenagers, may not be the best at listening to parents or elders. Yet, they may begin to imitate the actions of adults. If they see adults put their passion into good use, they will be inspired to do the same.

5. Provide fun learning activities.

Some students think that volunteer work is boring, tiring, and requires too much time and physical strength. Fun is one of the best motivators. Add fun to your volunteer opportunity by incorporating activities like games into learning activities.

This is especially good if the volunteer work is for a group of kids from poor communities. It will create a bond between volunteers and the kids. Also, it will help volunteers avoid all the stress of volunteering.

6. Provide positive feedback and recognize their efforts.

Feeling unappreciated is the best way to kill motivation, especially when you are doing something that is actually making a difference. When you tell people you appreciate what they do, they tend to do more of it. Recognize their efforts and they will work harder.

Universities and educational institutions can show their appreciation of student volunteers’ efforts by giving them extra credit.

Parents, educational institutions, and universities should work together to inspire volunteerism among the youth through programs that are aimed at encouraging their civic behavior.

Create more opportunities for volunteer work and inspire young people to volunteer by encouraging them to start young. Give them purpose and let them do the work. Appreciate their efforts and eventually, they will work hard and reap the benefits. They will grow up as well-rounded individuals that are competent, socially aware, and useful members of their society. Volunteering can also help them succeed in life when they embark on a new journey after college.

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Learnerships vs Internships

It is paramount to know the difference between a Learnership and an Internship. Many people, not only confuse the two, but also confuse a bursary with a learnership. The reason why it is essential to know the difference between the two is due the fact that you will be able to apply for the correct thing based on your knowledge or highest qualification, whether it be a grade 12 certificate or a degree.

Here is the difference between the two:

A Learnership offers training in a specific field while earning money simultaneously and is primarily for people with matric as their highest qualification. You should be awarded a certificate after completion of a learnership which indicates your level of achievement. You will then be able to look for a job or further your education in that specific field.

An Internship is an opportunity for people with a degree or diploma to gain practical experience in a possible place of employment or in their field of study. Interns are employed at a company for a limited amount of time which lasts from one week to 12 months. Most times, an internship is required during your study course in order to complete your qualification. Just as with a Learnership, you also get paid during an Internship.

Basically, a Learnership is better suited for someone with a grade 12 as their highest education, while an internship benefits someone who is actively completing their degree or diploma and an apprenticeship is a 3-4-year labour programme that trains you in a very specific trade.

For learnership opportunities, contact Eskilz College admin@eskilz.co.za 0100300080.

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6 benefits of studying human resource management

When a potential new employee is being interviewed, human resource professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. It’s time to turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for a human resource professional.

Whether you decide to do a certificate, diploma or degree in human resources management, it offers you a broader suite of knowledge that’ll increase your skills and understanding. If you want to be even more successful in your career, then doing a postgraduate course might help. You’ll also have the option to do a lot of short courses in how to work with people, conflict resolutions, and so on. As a human resource professional, having good people skills and the ability to communicate effectively is a bonus.

Many organisations claim that their employees are their most valuable asset. And for this reason, effective management of human resources is essential for every company. Human resources helps in structuring teams, it builds the organisations culture and it helps people with engagement and development. Human resource management creates a lot of difference in enhancing the productivity of the employees.

At the heart of every successful business lies the human resources team who drive all aspects of staff management. Here are a few benefits human resource professionals bring to the workplace

1. Improve employee turnover

High employee turnover hurts a company’s bottom line. It cost twice as much as a current employee’s salary to find and train a new recruit. As an human resource professional, you’ll know how to hire the right people for the company from the start. Interview candidates carefully, not just to ensure they have the right skills but also to check that they fit the company’s culture. It’s important that you outline the right compensation and benefits too. Human resource professionals also need to pay attention to employee’s personal needs. You’ll need to discuss clear career paths too as employees would like to know how they can grow within the company. Human resource professionals usually only see employees when there are problems but to reduce employee turnover they will regularly visit staff members and enquire if they are okay and happy.

2. Conflict resolutions

Workplace conflict is somewhat inevitable as employees have different personalities, lifestyles and work ethic. While doing the human resource management course, you’ll be taught how to handle conflict in the workplace and how to resolve it. You’ll also be taught how to handle the situation as professionally as possible. It doesn’t matter whether the conflict arises between employees or an employee and someone in management, you should be able to assist both parties equally and not choose sides.

3. Employee satisfaction

Human resource specialists are usually charged with the responsibility of determining employee satisfaction. As a human resource management student, you’ll learn how to set up surveys, focus groups and interview strategies to help you determine whether employees are content or not. Human resource professionals determine what the underlying causes are for employee dissatisfaction and they address those issues and motivate staff members with creative solutions. They try to find out what exactly these problems are that employees are facing and look for ways to assist them where needed.

4. Improve employee performance

Human resources teams develop performance management systems. If a company doesn’t have an human resource professional, candidates can easily get a job without having the necessary skills and expertise for the position. And for this reason, human resources is needed in every workplace. With the line-manager, you’ll have to give employee performance reviews on an annual basis. Be open about their accomplishments and things you think they could have done better.

5. Training and development

Human resource departments conduct needs assessments for employees to determine the type of skills training and employee development programmes that are required for improvement and additional qualifications. Every startup or company in a growth phase can benefit from identifying training needs for its staff. It’s less expensive to hire additional staff or more qualified candidates. This can also reduce your company’s employees turnover and improve employee retention.

6. Helps with budget control

It’s critical for human resources to define as many processes as specific projects, be it the 360-feedback review, the annual pay review or the development of a new program. As an human resource professional, it’s important and helpful to understand the broad budget of a project. Human resources curb excessive spending through developing methods for trimming workforce management costs. Human resource professionals also ensure competitive and realistic wage setting based on studying the labour market, employment trends and salary analysis based on job functions.

You’ll learn to develop a strategic approach to training, recruiting and developing the company’s most important asset: its people. As businesses expand, these professionals are needed to keep everything together. At the end of your Human Resource Management training course, you’ll be prepared to handle difficult staff members and design pay structures as well as analyse the influence of unions and government on the labour force.

To enquire on our HR courses visit https://eskilzcollege.co.za/courses/

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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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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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