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MANCOSA equips students with employability skills for the workplace

A series of webinars with top leaders from various fields will provide students and graduates with practical tools and tips to successfully improve their employability and progress in their chosen career.

Private higher education institution, MANCOSA, will host virtual monthly soft skills sessions, start-up workshops and a range of speaker series to encourage and inspire students.

Dr Brightness Mangolothi, Director of Higher Education Resource Services South Africa (HERS-SA) – a non-profit organisation (NPO) dedicated to the advancement and leadership development of women in the higher education sector will be the next guest speaker during the virtual webinar on Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 17h00.

MANCOSA opens the live virtual webinar to students and the public. However, if you are not a MANCOSA student, please enter ‘external’ in the student number field.

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Mangolothi will discuss the topic titled “Taking a driver seat with your career and business”.She will give you an insight into what it means to take charge of your career, business, and future and understand that each person holds the key to their success.

Professor Magnate Ntombela, principal of MANCOSA, said the unemployment rate in South Africa reached an all-time high of 34.4% during the second quarter of the year. Hence, this makes it critical for educational institutions to encourage skills designed for the workplace.

“MANCOSA strives to ensure that its students develop valuable life skills and become self-sufficient and confident people. These core competencies allow students to face workplace challenges with more confidence,” he said.

When asked about skills necessary for employment, Lutfiya Adam, Director of Human Resources and Employability at MANCOSA, said: “While technical skills and industry-specific knowledge are important to employers, employability skills are essential to student career development.

“The employability unit is created to offer students and graduates an opportunity to register on our MANCOSA Career Centre platform, to network, mentor or be mentored as well as apply for available vacancies at the institution, other organisations or small businesses.

“At MANCOSA, employability covers the full spectrum of education, from the teaching of values to the transfer of knowledge and the development of skills and attributes that equip students for the world of work,” said Adam

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