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How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Actually Come True

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By Kendall Behr - Copywriter for Optimi

Do you find yourself making new year’s resolutions every year that never really get realised? Why not try new year’s revolutions this year? Yes, you read that correctly: start a revolution by making a change that will help you reach your goals with revolutionaries through education!

Optimi College offers revolutionary study options for learning new skills and getting the education you deserve. We’re revolutionising the education industry by making education more accessible through distance and online learning, which is affordable and designed for part-time or full-time students.

Distance and online learning are revolutionising education because:
1. It’s cheaper: save on travel costs, textbooks, and even course fees
2. It’s more flexible: study on your own schedule and learn at your own pace
3. It allows you to earn while you learn: study part-time without needing to put work on hold
4. It’s less time-consuming: no need to commute to classes when your study material is available at home or online
5. It’s accessible: the entry-level requirements are much lower than at universities.

To get your 2023 revolution started, try one of our most popular courses.

Business Management, Financial Accounting, Bookkeeping
Whether you plan on starting your own business or climbing the corporate ladder within a bigger company, having a solid knowledge of business management, financial accounting and bookkeeping can go a long way in helping you get ahead.

That’s why a National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management could be very beneficial for you! This course is accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)and will teach you the skills to master record-keeping and financial management when operating a small business. It also teaches candidates the knowledge to complete key financial tasks effectively, as well as teaching the importance of effective communication and accuracy.

You could also consider our other ICB-accredited courses, like a National Certificate in Bookkeeping or the Certificate in Office Administration.

Information Technology (IT):

In the fast-paced world, we live in, IT skills dominate the list of in-demand skills in South Africa. The information technology industry is already fairly big, and it’s continuing to see growth, meaning that you have a multitude of options when entering the job market.

Some of the most essential roles in IT are Software Developers, IT Professionals, and IT Engineers. Through Optimi College’s partner provider IT Academy, you could pursue a Software Development course that would equip you with CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft certifications.

As part of this course, you would cover the three most crucial programming languages: C#, Python and Java. The Software Development course includes Software Fundamentals (MTA), Database Fundamentals (MTA), MCSA, MCSA Web App Development, MCSA Database Query, C#, Microsoft Azure, Python, Software Testing and Java Programming courses.

Meanwhile, Optimi College’s IT Engineering and IT Professional courses certify successful candidates in CCNA, Azure, CompTIA and Cisco. These courses teach server functions and network essentials, disaster recovery, hardware, software, troubleshooting, servers, security, open-source operating systems, networking, virtualization, servers, Azure (cloud) and best service practices for IT managers.

Human Resource Management

Human resource management is becoming more critical in the world’s workplaces since talent management is vital for a workforce that is effective and brings growth to a company. If you like working with people and want to be able to enter the world of human resource management, Optimi College has a course for you.

Obtain your National Diploma in Human Resource Management, which is accredited by the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP). This course teaches candidates about the legislation that governs human resource practices, talent acquisition and skills development.

Occupational Health and Safety

Qualified workplace health and safety professionals are highly in-demand qualifications in a country with so many factories, mines, and construction sites. Optimi College has partnered with The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) to offer two courses: the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) and the Certificate in Environmental Management.

The International General Certificate is a generalised workplace health and safety qualification which would give you the skills needed to act as a health and safety professional in a wide variety of industries. applicable to most sectors, such as human resources qualifications and skills needed in South Africa. It also contributes to workplace health and safety.

The Certificate in Environmental Management focuses on workplaces managing environmental issues in the workplace. This will assist an organisation to teach you the skills needed to implement effective strategies for environmental management and, positive environmental impact, and how to interpret the legislation surrounding environmental issues in South Africa.

NTC Engineering courses

Optimi College also provides access to allow candidates to complete their N1 to N3 Engineering studies certificates in technical courses. Optimi College provides a bridging course for candidates not qualifying to start studying N1 directly.

Optimi College has the following technical engineering studies options courses:
1. Boiler making
2. Electrical trade theory
3. Welding
4. Fitter and turner
5. Motor trade

Whether your goals for 2023 are to start your studies or to progress in your professional development, Optimi College wants to encourage you to take a step that will genuinely make your goal come true. Start by enrolling on a short course that will teach you the skills you need to reach your goals.

Contact our team for support!
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Now, let’s go out and do great things in 2023!