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NATIONAL YOUTH CHALLENGE

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Ecclestone Aug 4, 2010. 6 Replies

Fellow members of Skills Universe I have started a Section 21 Company in order to present a programme for Youth Training based on adventure training. Our aim is to take this to all schools and…Continue

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John Ecclestone replied to Des Squire's discussion Assessor and moderator rates in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Personally the whole business of the SETAs and SAQA is a load of bull. Their was absolutely nothing wrong with our education system for years and they threw out the baby with the bath water, just for the sake of change. Alexander and Wilma you are…"
Nov 19, 2013
John Ecclestone replied to Des Squire's discussion Assessor and moderator rates in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Des, Can you email me on jecclestone@gmail.com or you can reach me via SKYPE at johnecclestone (username)? Do you have any full qualifications that I may be able to submit here in Taiwan, particularly in the Education and Training field? If so…"
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John Ecclestone replied to Des Squire's discussion Assessor and moderator rates in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Des, Just been reading your post and I have a question on the R1,55/km for travel; is this based on AA rates or just a figure that you work on? In Taiwan I charge a minimum of NT$ 650/hr (R216) but the rate increases for business classes. I think…"
Nov 18, 2013
John Ecclestone replied to Maria Jose Singh's discussion TESOL certification in the group Independent Consultants
"Hi Maria, I saw your post and would like to know what you need to know about TESOL? I am teaching and living in Taiwan. If you are worried about unit standards training, it counts for nothing overseas as you would need to have on of the…"
Oct 8, 2013
John Ecclestone commented on John Ecclestone's blog post South African Education Scene
"Hi Sylvia, Thanks for the response. Make know mistake I am extremely in "love" with my country. However the political climate is stifling everything and that is one of the reasons why I have left South Africa, to teach where firstly I am…"
Feb 11, 2013
sylvia hammond commented on John Ecclestone's blog post South African Education Scene
"Hi John,  It's very important to distinguish between Basic Education; Higher Education (which includes universities and universities of technology, and also FET colleges - public and private); and then skills-development, which is the…"
Feb 11, 2013
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South African Education Scene

Having taught in government schools as well as having been involved with training in the adult sector, I must make this comment regarding SA education - where SA degrees and other qualifications were once sought after around the world, the question I get asked is as follows when applying for work ovreseas - before or after 1994? I have been on this website for some time and although I have not contributed much since leaving SA, I have this to say on observing the comments and posts - SA…See More
Feb 11, 2013
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John Ecclestone replied to Arnold Muscat's discussion Training material required for Outlook 2007/2010 - MS Exchange in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Arnold, Are you looking for training material that is accredited material or is this for personal use? Regards, John E jecclestone@gmail.com / sadectraining@gmail.com www.sadectraining.com  "
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"Barney is correct in what he says. If the contract has lapsed and not been renewed, the security company must redeploy the member. If they are unable to redeploy the member then the necessary actions of paying the member what is due to them must be…"
Sep 26, 2011

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Tell us about what you do
Facilitator (Instructor) and Assessor within the EDTP, HWSETA and SASSETA sector education and training areas.
We train security officers within the SADEC Region.
What companies or organisations are you with?
PSIRA and SASSETA

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South African Education Scene

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 10:15 2 Comments

Having taught in government schools as well as having been involved with training in the adult sector, I must make this comment regarding SA education - where SA degrees and other qualifications were once sought after around the world, the question I get asked is as follows when applying for work ovreseas - before or after 1994?

 

I have been on this website for some time and although I have not contributed much since leaving SA, I have this to say on observing the comments and…

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At 8:00 on August 4, 2010, paul steyn said…
Absolute pleasure John and I agree with Des,we are a family on skills universe and together we will make it happen.I know a guy in Richardsbay that launched an idea to schools to do computer training and that has been a huge success.He now has 50 branches countrywide.I will asked him how he funded it..
 
 
 

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