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Career development and entrepreneurship

 

Once a student has successfully moved through the vocational process and has found their passion; career development takes place through either further studies and training or business and entrepreneurial development.

Our aim is to work with the community especially local businesses to place our adults into situations which are beneficial to both the person and the business. As well as develop the entrepreneur skills of our adults to facilitate the development of their own small businesses.

The goal is for the adult is to find purpose and meaning in life as well as being a productive member of society

Certification from various institutions will be implemented; the adult will have the opportunity to earn at least a certificate of competence in their chosen field, if not a qualification.

 

Career development is personal and unique to each individual student depending on their passion and abilities. Once a student’s passion comes to light we use different institutions and community members to assists that student embrace their passion.  
Through ongoing support and development students become proud productive members of society doing what has meaning for them and they enjoy doing.

Programme focuses on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Personal and interpersonal skills
  • Social development
  • Introduction to basic economic concepts
  • Introduction to careers and industries
  • Job skill development and Soft skills
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Academics

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Base skills

  • Concept development
  • Visual perception and memory
  • Auditory perception and memory
  • Fine motor, gross motor and spatial perception
  • Correct muscle development and memory
  • Eye tracking
  • Core muscle development for concentration and correct muscle function
  • Lateral thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Memory
  • Problem solving
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Numeracy

  • Numbers
  • Number value
  • Size and dimensions
  • Shape
  • Weight
  • Problem solving
  • Data handing  
  • Basic calculation
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Literacy

  • Letter shapes
  • Comprehension
  • Letter sounds
  • Letter names
  • Vocabulary development
  • Reading and writing

Phono-Graphix

  • Phonetical reading
  • Comprehension
  • Sight reading
  • Word discovery
  • Letter sounds
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Life skills

  • Standard themes as set out as per caps curriculum
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Crafts

  • Beading
  • Knitting
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Cooking and baking

  • As set out as per the CAPS curriculum
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Agriculture

  • As set out as per the CAPS curriculum
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Science

  • Nutty Scientist
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Computers

  • Introduction to computers,
  • Using a mouse,
  • Using a keyboard,
  • Opening and closing programmes.
  • Basic programming
  • Introduction to office aplication
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Music, movement and drama

  • Understanding instruments and their sounds
  • Turn taking
  • Performance
  • Creative thought
  • Rhythm
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Physical education

  • Hand eye coordination
  • Ball skills
  • Sportsman ship
  • Midline crossing
  • Core stability
  • Learn to swim / stroke correction

 

Communications:

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  • Effective commination
  • Etiquette
  • Dealing with different people
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Being assertive
  • Public speaking
  • Communication in the workplace

Personal and interpersonal skills

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  • Stress management
  • Anger Management
  • Building Self Esteem
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Behavior Management
  • Confidence Building  
  • Personality Development   
  • Understanding a healthy and respectful Relationships  
  • Etiquette
  • Depression Management
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Social development

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  • Diversity & multi-cultural communication
  • Domestic Violence
  • HIV, sexual transmitted disease and Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment
  • Sex education
  • Human rights
  • Crisis Management

 

Introduction to basic economic concepts

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  • Introduction to basic economic concepts
  • Understanding your salary & retirement
  • Budgeting and Saving
  • Personal Finance: How to Manage Your Money
  • Basic banking
  • Paying bills

 

Job skills development and soft skills

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  • Looking for and applying for a job
  • Assessment, matching, job trial, job coaching
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment Equity Act & disciplinary action
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Time management
  • Self-advocacy & speaking
  • Electronic communication - telephones, faxing, photocopying
  • Basic computers
  • Data capturing and spread sheets
  • Typing and word processing
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Stock control
  • Keeping a diary
  • Making appointments
  • Phone answering
  • Welcoming and hosting
  • Letter, memo, invites, minuets of meeting
  • Completing forms