Growing Interest in Vocational Training

Growing Interest In Vocational Training

There is growing interest in vocational training instead of, or in addition to a generic university degree. Unfortunately TVET institutions and colleges will not be functional until January to provide this training.

An option has been offered by Oxbridge Academy which gives distance learning in Kenya. This is a well-established and respected brand of ADvTECH which serves more than 27,000 students annually.

“As the trend of pursuing further education off-campus and from home grows, we recently launched in three additional countries – Kenya, Zambia and Ghana,” says Elbie Liebenberg, Managing Director of Oxbridge Academy.

“We cater to those students who need to earn while they learn, who need to either get a foot in the door in a particular industry, or who want to upskill or change careers.”

All learning materials from Oxbridge Academy are provided online, and international students enjoy the same learning experience as their peers in South Africa.

Oxbridge Academy offers a wide range of vocational courses. Since its launch in Kenya last month, there has been particular interest in three courses: entrepreneurship, occupational health and safety and logistics and supply chain management.

Other courses on offer include – but are not limited to:
• Business Management
• Human Resources Management
• Advertising and Marketing
• Contact Centre Management
• Occupational Health and Safety
• Supply Chain and Logistics Management

“The demand for qualified and skilled individuals who can prove that they have mastered the basics of a vocation will always be there, as employers look for people who can do specific jobs in specific sectors,” Liebenberg says.

“ADvTECH already has a well-established presence and reputation throughout Africa which locally includes Crawford International School in Nairobi as well as the Makini Group of Schools. We are excited to add our Oxbridge Academy offering in Kenya, to enrich the lives of students from all walks of life, by providing a quality further education opportunity through distance learning.”

Students studying through Oxbridge Academy complete their course online, at their own pace. All books and assignments are available online, with all feedback and marked assignments also provided online. This gives students the freedom to study from anywhere in the world.

Oxbridge Academy is a leader in distance education, and has been offering affordable, accessible education and training opportunities locally and internationally for over 20 years. Oxbridge Academy offers more than 100 courses, in fields ranging from Advertising and Marketing to Tourism and Hospitality, and is part of the JSE-listed ADvTECH PTY Ltd, the largest private education provider in Africa. Registered and accredited by the relevant sector bodies, including the DHET, QCTO, UMALUSI, ETDP SETA, APPETD, ICB, and Saiosh, Oxbridge Academy accommodates more than 27 000 students annually in its quality programmes focused on academic excellence and the development of workplace skills.

The ADvTECH Group, a JSE-listed company, is Africa’s largest private education provider and a continental leader in quality education, training, skills development and placement services. The Group reports its performance in a segmental structure reflecting the Schools and Tertiary as two separate education divisions, and Resourcing as the third division.
ADvTECH’s Schools division comprises 10 brands with more than 100 schools across South Africa, including Gaborone International School in Botswana and Crawford International in Nairobi, Kenya.

It owns nine tertiary brands, across 30 campuses across South Africa and the rest of Africa, and its higher education division, The Independent Institute of Education, is SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education provider. ADvTECH’snineresourcing brands places thousands of candidates annually, assisting graduates to make the transition from the world of study to the world of work.