Is pursuing a higher education worth it?

This article is interesting and inspiring. It addresses an issue that is relenvant to many individuals who are facing the fact of returning to pursue higher education.

Please click on the link below to view article.

http://www.examiner.com/career-advice-in-houston/pursuing-a-higher-education-is-it-worth-it

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Our recent blog

Earlier this week, one of our teams received a warm welcome at the Gert Sibande College. The team was welcomed by the CEO of Gert Sibande College, program managers and several members of the college’s personnel staff. The team also traveled to Graceland Casino in Segund to attend a GS Awards ceremony and was awarded a certificate of Merit. Included in this blog is a video presentation and picture for your viewing.

Click the welcome from Gert Sibande college choir.

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Great Example of Early Alert Progress

Dear Colleagues,

The February Newsletter will be out in a couple days.  There’s a great example of how one of our South African College partners is translating NOVA suggestions and ideas to practical use with real-life South African resources for real-life South African students.  Remember, you can always find each edition of the newsletter on the South Africa Project website, under the Newsroom tab.

Sincerely,

Tim Howard

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CAP Test

Dear Colleagues,

I can’t take credit for finding this article.  That belongs to Dr. Jarrod Waetjen.

http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/5035/thesis_adams_g.pdf?sequence=1

The article is interesting.  There are no hyperlinks in the Chapter / Table of Contents link, but it’s a good read when you have some free time.  Please feel free to reply to this post with your insights gleaned from the article, and how it applies to your role with the South Africa Initiative.

Sincerely,

Tim Howard

 

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February 2012 Advance Team

NOVA’s Advanced Team has safely arrived in South Africa.  The purpose of the February vists is to test the Resource Training Manuals, to refine the approach to technical assistance that ACE believes will be most effective for the FET Colleges.

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The Partnership Is Underway!

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has begun working with 12 Further Education Training Colleges (FETCs) to enhance student retention at each college. By focusing on the first six weeks of college for FETC students, NOVA will work with the colleges’ administration, lecturers (faculty), student services, and staff to develop a comprehensive set of strategies beginning with student access (intake), retention, persistence and completion.

Check out the Instructional Resources available on our recently launched website for strategies beginning with student access (intake), retention, persistence and completion.

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