Author: Team Career Planet

Lee-Andra Francis is juggling multiple careers and roles while taking her National Certificate Vocational Certificate in Tourism to the skies. Business owner and partner to multiple SMME’s, Lee-Andra is actively involved in the running of each of her businesses, ranging from food services, fashion, travel logistics and government procurement. This young lady is on a mission to establish and grow her business portfolio to create opportunities for not only herself, but also the teams she manages. After completing her qualification, Lee-Andra relocated to Johannesburg, the city recognised as the financial capital of South Africa. Knowing in her final year of studies…

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Lwandile Mxhamli completed his Information Technology and Computer Science National Certificate Vocational qualification in 2012 and is also a recipient of CCI – Community College Initiative Program sponsored by the USA to study Computer Networking at Houston, Texas between 2013/2014. Placing the foundation for a lifelong learning relationship with False Bay TVET College, Lwandile still today has access to opportunities for greater learning and personal growth. Today Lwandile is a proud business owner and beneficiary of the Centre for Entrepreneurship/Rapid Incubator (CfE), for business growth support. From humble beginnings, Lwandile started his business in June 2020 from his home garage.…

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Prior to studying, Aqeelah Abrahams was temporarily employed with business and marketing service providers. This gave her the motivation to study towards a formal qualification in Business Management, which would expose her to all the fundamentals of business. At the end of 2019, Aqeelah completed her Business Management N6 and was successfully placed by the False Bay TVET College Work Integrated Learning Department at Maritz Electrical Central Office. Maritz Electrical provides complete, turnkey electrical and lighting solutions to the public and private sectors in commercial, domestic and industrial markets. Upon completion of her 18-month internship, the management unanimously agreed that…

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Changing the stereotype that IT is for nerds! Sioux (pronounced Sue) Williams is everything but a nerd. A high pace young lady, she enjoys playing golf and squash, scuba dives and even enjoys a little drag racing when the opportunity presents itself. But during the workweek, she expresses her energy for life through her dynamic content creation. She is employed with Be Safe Paramedical since April 2021. Sioux is in charge of the smooth running and updating of the business website and social pages, including the development of all content. Completing her National Certificate (Vocational) in Information Technology, at the…

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Maya Angelou said “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.”  She could’ve been referring to Bernice Maharaj. While Covid-19 has kept her grounded, she dreams of traveling to the countries and cities she works with and beyond, at her employer Hideaways, a subsidiary of Jenman Africa Safaris. Recently appointed after a 6-month Work Integrated Learning Placement at False Bay TVET College, Bernice is now the junior Reservation Consultant for a collection of bespoke properties and luxury safari experiences that are positioned across Southern Africa. Completing her National Certificate N6 in Tourism…

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The arts could become more important for young people than maths in the future, according to a leading education expert. Researcher Andreas Schleicher, who leads the Programme for International Student Assessment at the intergovernmental economic organisation OECD,  believes that young people could benefit more from the skills gained through creativity than test-based learning. Schleicher, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading educational thinkers, said: “I would say, in the fourth industrial revolution, arts may become more important than maths. “We talk about ‘soft skills’ often as social and emotional skills, and hard skills as about science and…

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Maureen Mojela’s journey began in tragedy when her mother passed away in Limpopo in 2008. Maureen relocated to Cape Town, where she enrolled at Wynberg Girls High School.  After matriculating in 2013, she completed her Safety in Society qualification at the Westlake Campus of False Bay College. Although the course was tough, she realised that staying focused and disciplined was the key to success. “It’s not an easy journey and sacrifices need to be made alongside selfish decisions to place your future plans and goals ahead of popularity and friends,” says Maureen, a proud member of the City of Cape…

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Noludwe Dyantyies completed a National Diploma in Marketing at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha but found employment opportunities scarce at home in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. It was after observing her sisters’ difficulties with finding qualified mechanics to service their vehicles that she saw an opportunity in the job market and registered to study Motor Mechanics at the False Bay TVET College Khayelitsha campus. This led to being placed at Kia Motors in Somerset West by the Youth Employment Service (YES), the government initiative to improve youth employability by providing work experience through internships. Noludwe is now literally within…

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Gap years can be used to enhance your CV, travel, learn new skills, and much more. Find out more and get some inspiration here. How does COVID-19 impact gap year plans? Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to have an impact on your gap year, whether you plan to travel, or stay local and get a job. It’s likely that as guidance from UK governments, and other countries change you might need to review or, in some cases, reschedule your plans. A gap year offers you the opportunity to gain skills and experiences, while giving you time to reflect and focus on…

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False Bay TVET College hosted the Nama Royal House, HRH Queen Rebecca Como and Commissioners from the indigenous Khoi-San tribe for a partnership networking session. Hosted at False Bay TVET College (FBC) Central Office Conference Venue, the meeting was historic both for the Nama Royal House and False Bay TVET College.  This is the first time that the College has received an official delegation from the royal house of the Khoi-San group. The Nama Royal House is one of five Royal Houses of the Khoi-San, officially recognised by the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act.  The Act, which is designed to…

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