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1 1 Our Mission Helping turn career dreams into reality TOPIC: Application processes in Higher Education Institutions A presentation to the National Congress & Annual General Meeting of the CEIA 24 – 26 October 2012

2 What does the application process entail?  Completing a form?  knowing how to complete the form?  knowing where to get a form?  knowing how and where to submit the form to?  knowing what happens after my form has been submitted? 2

3 If any of the foregoing, then… 3

4 If it is not just that, then… “What does it entail and when does the Applications process begin?” (Vygotsky’s Theory of Child Development)  The CAO sees the application process as a journey that starts at home, meanders along and has a number of milestones and Information Kiosks along the way.  For the majority of South Africans the journey is undertaken without a map or GPS. It is organisations such as the CEIA and CAO, and many others, to serve as the Information Kiosks along the way. 4

5 “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." "I don't much care where –" "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”  Applicants with Physics and Math Lit980  Applicants with Accounts and Math Lit 3,679 5

6 Applications and Applicants as at end September 6

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9 Our Guidance Our interventions assist the learner in answering the questions:  I don’t know what to do / I haven’t made up my mind  What career options exist out there?  Which of these options are available to me?  Where do I get the necessary information about these career options?  What subjects must I have to pursue my dream?  What must my results be for me to be considered for entry?  Where can I pursue my dream?  How do I apply? 9

10 Distribution of Forms 10

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12 Number of Applicants per Province as at end September 2013 (83,078) 12 2,209 3, ,710 5,620 3,

13 Most Popular Programmes as at end September 2012 (1) 13

14 Most Popular Programmes as at end September 2012 (2) 14

15 Most Popular Programmes as at end September 2012 (3) Applicants = 83,078 Applications = 423,238 15

16 Applicants by Population Group 16

17 Applicants by Gender 17

18 KZN – Meeting Entry Requirements 18

19 Vision To increase student numbers in Further Education and Training Colleges and the Higher Education institutions sector by providing quality career information that will contribute to human capital development for a meaningful role in society Turning career dreams into reality 19

20 Questions  Have we rigorously interrogated exactly what it means to provide career guidance  Are we doing enough to give our youth a fair chance of making an informed decision to choose a career path that will turn their career dream into reality.  Is this a debate worth pursuing?  How can we take this debate forward. 20

21 Thank You 21


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