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The though of life after school can be terrifying and finding a learning pathway that suits you can be a challenge. Don’t panic – we are here to help you find your way.
Have you thought about the next step after high school? Maybe it is too hectic to dwell on. We are here to tell you that this is an exciting time and now is the time to think about your future.
Learning Pathways Explained
Learning pathways explain the various post-high school options that are available to learners. There are many ways to pick a path. It may be useful to do an aptitude test or consult a life/career coach. If you’re still undecided, a gap year spent volunteering or travelling is also not to be discounted. It would be better to be sure before making a commitment to something. So we’ve decided to break down a few options for you.
Path one: Study at a Tertiary Institution
The obvious choice for after-school plans is to study further – after all, it’s what’s expected (hang on, we’ll get to that in a moment). More than deciding which university to apply to, school leavers now have a second option they may not have thought of before: a technical or TVET college.
What is a TVET College?
TVET is an abbreviation for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training courses are vocational or occupational by nature. This means that the student receives education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities. TVET colleges offer a wide range of tertiary qualifications in most fields of study such as:
Arts and culture
Commerce and management
Training and development
Manufacturing and technology
Building construction and security
University is great for academic, theory-based education for those wanting to be doctors, lawyers or accountants or any field geared towards knowledge rather than skills. Courses are theory heavy and are tested on how well they know and apply this. Studying at university also requires years of commitment – anything from three to seven years. University is ideal for those wanting to earn a recognised degree in order to enter a certain field.
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