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Cape Town - When looking at career options, the Matric class of 2016 should also consider furthering their education through vocational training, according to Tony Keal, group skills facilitator at the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC).

He explained that there is a worldwide demand for vocational skills and in some countries tradespeople like electricians and plumbers earn more than doctors and lawyers.

“Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges have been spared the upheaval that other institutions of higher learning have experienced. Furthermore, they are 80% subsidised by the government, meaning that the fees are affordable," said Keal.

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