With more than 27% of South Africans unemployed, the local job market has become increasingly competitive.
Having an industry-recognised education is now vital to attract the attention of employers, access promotions and even take on new career opportunities.
While full time education remains popular, part time studying is fast becoming a growing trend in South Africa.
“Part time students are generally people who work full time, run a household, have family responsibilities and keep up with a social life”, explains Kapil Jaggeth, the Chief Operations Officer of private tertiary education provider, Educor. “In order for them to add part time education to their list of daily responsibilities, they need to have a more convenient way to study than a full time student.”
In recognition of this, Damelin, a leading private tertiary institution, has launched a part time drive tailored to create the ideal part time learning experience.
“Our part time students have demanding lifestyles”, acknowledges Tracy Govender, Damelin’s Brand Manager. “We ensure our campuses provide everything they need to set them up for success.”
Damelin offers world class facilities, expert lecturers and industry-recognised certification at its 17 campuses around the country. Its Academic Advising Centre ensures that each student is assigned a personal mentor who guides and assists them throughout the duration of their studies. It’s clear why Damelin was recently voted one of South Africa’s coolest colleges in the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.
“I enjoyed every second of my studies at Damelin”, says Nokwanda Thembekile, an employee at the Department of Infrastructure Development. “The resources provided were helpful and easily accessible.”
Damelin has taken steps to ensure that anyone can join its 70-year legacy and become a part of its impressive 50 000-strong alumni base, just like Thembekile.
Its top selling courses have been made more affordable, adding to the pleasure of the part time experience. From as little as R220 per month - and with reduced deposits and an extended easy payment plan - Damelin offers anyone the benefits of part time study, so that they can make their mark professionally.