ARTICLES RELATING TO BEYOND MATRIC

10 tips to help you succeed at finding a job after matric

2018-12-13 11:30

From getting your CV in order (and everything you need to include in it) to simply being confident, here are 10 important tips to help you find and get a job.

Matric Rage: Organisers talk safety and security at this year's major festivals

2018-11-22 12:57

It's the end of the year and your teen is ready to spread their wings. You may be wary of allowing them to attend matric rage, given the rather raucous news reports of young people going wild. Parent24 got in touch with festival organisers for a rundown of safety measures they've put into place for the upcoming festivals.

Why are SA's youth not going to TVET colleges?

2018-07-27 10:38

Despite a government target of seeing 2.5 million young South Africans enrolled at TVET colleges, less than 800 000 students are currently registered. Compare that with the country's nearly 1 million university students, and the big percentage of youth not attending any tertiary institutions, it's clear that there's work to be done.

When you only have matric

2018-02-16 10:06

Tips to help you achieve your career goals when you only have a matric certificate.

How you can help your matriculant find a job

2018-01-30 11:47

Perhaps the matriculant in your house didn’t get a Bachelor’s pass, or he’s chosen not to study this year. You’d love to send him off on an elaborate gap year, travelling the world, but you don’t have the means. Employment is the likely next move for him.

Are graduates prepared for the job market?

2017-09-18 11:06

To produce graduates with the appropriate skills and ways of thinking, universities will have to change the way they see, design and assess learning.

Take your family on a gap year

2016-06-28 13:35

Family gap years are a thing. Why not take a sabbatical, beg for an international transfer, or just save up and take your whole family abroad for a year or two.

Will your children reach their dreams?

2016-02-15 14:54

Greg Secker tells us how.

Should my child take a gap year?

2015-11-10 15:22

Why not all gap years are a waste of time.

 

Party responsibly this New Year's Eve, teens!

2018-11-26 15:08

New Year's Eve means festivities are in order! Here are some tips for responsible partying and socialising.

20 tips for crushing your first holiday job!

2018-11-21 12:13

We've all heard a horror story or two about what a drag some holiday jobs can be, but with these simple tips, you'll be sure to crush it.

An alternative to matric and varsity: your study options in SA explained

2018-06-11 13:52

The vocational pathway explained, and how to check for reputable qualifications.

For SA teens: a quick and easy guide to getting all your documents

2018-01-30 12:20

If you're freaking out because you have no clue how to get started with applying for an ID, passport, or bank account, we've got you covered.

OPINION: What to do if being a ‘walk-in’ doesn’t get you anywhere

2018-01-12 11:51

Late applications and walk-ins may not secure your spot at your chosen university. If this occurs, you still have many options to turn your 'gap year' into a productive and educational one.

Matrics: Have fun, be safe!

2017-11-27 15:27

A message from Western Cape ministers Schäfer and Grant encouraging matrics to celebrate responsibly.

Think looking after turtles in Costa Rica for three weeks is good for your CV? Think again

2016-11-09 09:44

It's time to recognise the difference between "deep"and "shallow' volunteering.

Which gap year option is right for my child?

2016-06-20 12:08

We help your child choose the best option for a fun, meaningful gap year.

Should your child pay rent?

2015-12-17 10:05

Preparing kids for the real world.

Prepare your teen for leaving home

2015-10-22 10:42

Too often our teens leave home only to fail to launch on their own. Give your young adult the necessary life skills and support with life coach and former teacher Godfrey Madanhire's tips.

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