ADVANCES in technology and new discoveries are the drivers of new career paths, according to Natalie Rabson, Boston City Campus and Business College a marketing manager.
“Nobody knows which jobs have permanent staying power, but a number of career fields are showing durability through the promise of future growth.
“Not so long ago, events management conjured up images of corporate hospitality or sporting events. Today, it is a sunrise industry, with events becoming a cornerstone of the hospitality industry,” said Rabson.
She said another industry crying out for talent is that of information and communication technology.
“Our software development industry has a demand for skills and fresh talent. South Africa’s younger generation needs to grab this opportunity.
“Hewlett Packard predicts that by 2020 we will literally live in technology.
“IT is the future and a career that youngsters should consider seriously.”
Rabson said human resources is another career in demand.
“A career in HR brings with it multiple opportunities for variety and career progression.
“Today, HR professionals are known as business partners who get the best from people in order for organisations to succeed.
“At Boston we have to keep reminding ourselves just how important it is to stay ahead of what’s happening.
“These days, technological advances and new discoveries are immediately devoured by industry. As members of academia, we have to be the true visionaries.
“We are in touch with industry to determine its skills needs, and we develop courses in accordance with those needs.
“Further, we ensure that our students are fully equipped to face a rapidly changing world,” said Rabson.
Boston offers filmed lectures hosted on its training management system and access to the Col Campus system, which promotes anytime, anywhere learning and support by tutors.
“This is the most flexible way to study, while still getting support from the college,” said Rabson.
• For more information on new-world careers and their relevant course offerings, visit Boston City Campus and Business College at on www.boston.co.za
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