Author: Team Career Planet

CLOUD COMPUTING CAREERS Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and intelligence – over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale. Typically, an organisation only pays for cloud services they use, helping lower operating costs, run infrastructure more efficiently and scale as needs change. Cloud computing examples that you will already know include social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; services such as Netflix and Uber – as well as business solutions such as Office 365, Teams, OneDrive. Cloud computing…

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Michael Wilson wanted more from life, not only for himself but also to set an example for his nephew. Getting by on a minimum wage as a factory worker with an incomplete matric, Michael decided that he needed to complete a qualification that would provide him with a much-needed national certificate. Michael resigned from his job to pursue full-time studies at False Bay TVET College. Initially, he was unsure of what career path to follow and so he completed a career assessment provided by the College. The results revealed that Michael would do well in a career requiring analytical thinking…

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Jared Meyer is living the dream! As a registered Field Guide he is out in the bush every day with visitors sharing his knowledge about flora and fauna.  Jared completed his National Certificate Vocational in Tourism with False Bay TVET College in 2019. With plans to complete his National Certificate in Tourism, Jared was presented with an employment opportunity with the Garden Route Safari Camp in 2021, and has been loving it ever since.  Jared is grateful to the College for the theoretical and practical experience received, however he says that nothing can prepare you for the real working world.…

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The skills needed to take an idea and turn it into a thriving reality are not as complex or mysterious as people believe. Learn them with us and take your first steps towards personal greatness. Our Youth Enterprise Development Programme is a richly layered educational experience that takes passionate achievers from the ages of 18 to 35 and teaches them how to establish a sustainable business. ‍In the first six months of this year-long incubator style programme, participants start up and learn to run sustainable businesses, where they are guided to implement the theory as they learn through the provision of facilitation and support.  The students are introduced…

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A violent jolt, the sickening crunch of buckling metal and a whole lot of stress usually precede anyone meeting Robyn Nienhaus professionally. She’s a trailblazing spraypainter, one of a growing number of women making inroads in the male-dominated automotive repair industry.  Four months ago, while completing the practical Work-Integrated Learning component of her Automotive Spraypainting course at False Bay TVET College, an acquaintance told Robyn that the Montague Gardens branch of Dals Auto Panel Centre was hiring. A company with 50 years’ experience in the industry, Dals also happens to be 51 percent black female-owned. Robyn applied and was permanently…

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Hayley van Beulen always loved tinkering with cars with her uncles. But when her application to study mechanical engineering at the False Bay TVET College Westlake Campus was unsuccessful, she opted for spraypainting instead.  After completing her national certificate programme in Automotive Spraypainting, she was employed at Brandsigns Holdings, a leading manufacturer and installer of business signage products. She says, “I’m really glad now that I wasn’t accepted for motor mechanics because spraypainting grew on me and has become my passion.”  Hayley has enjoyed her first six months in the world of work and has already completed projects that have…

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It’s never too early to start planning your future. To help you, we have provided direct links to each of the Public and Comprehensive Universities and Universities of Technology. We have also included a list of TVET Colleges for every region, with links to their online application information. Your best future is just a click away. List of Public Universities, with embedded links to their application process. Public Universities Usual opening Rhodes University April University of Cape Town May University of Fort Hare July University of the Free State January University of KZN April University of Limpopo April North…

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Imagination. Perseverance. Innovation. Focus on opportunity. Ambition. Relentlessly determined to succeed. These are attributes that not only describe an ideal entrepreneur but are the words that come to mind when people meet 35-year-old Brian Carolissen, False Bay TVET College NC(V) Engineering and Related Design graduate (2012) and founder of Weld Lab, an innovative manufacturing business that is growing despite the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. Inspired by an article written by Centre for Entrepreneurship / Rapid Incubator Centre Manager, Steve Reid, the master welder returned to the False Bay TVET College Westlake Campus in 2017 to enrol in the…

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Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, personally took the promotion of health and well-being of young people to False Bay TVET College, motivating students with her own life stories. Dr Mbombo, together with Higher Health and various other stakeholders, such as Non-Governmental Organizations and the corporate sector, visited the college’s Khayelitsha Campus on Friday to engage with mostly students but also with staff and members of the community about health-related matters. The visit was part of her Western Cape-wide awareness campaign at TVET colleges, and comes on the back of previous research that shows that young people don’t often…

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Society is at a turning point. Inequality has been growing for decades, with the world’s richest 1% today owning 45% of its wealth. Many countries are missing out on the benefits of a developed and inclusive financial system, and emerging markets are increasingly struggling to keep up. But to what extent can crypto solve their problems and increase financial inclusion? Are emerging markets ready to take advantage of the potential benefits on offer? An unequal playing field. The issues faced by emerging markets in the financial sector can often be traced to historical structural inequalities. As the rest of the…

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