New app, ‘Grades Match’, has been launched to assist high school learners with education and career opportunities by the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED).

The app launched as part of the WCED ‘Apprentice Game Changer’ program and is mainly targeted at high school pupils. ‘Grades Match’ allows pupils to find what career options are available to them through an analysis of their educational preferences and academic marks.

To use the app, pupils must register their details and answer questions regarding their personality traits and careers goals. This information will be carefully analysed by the app and produce career choices, qualification programs and a list of universities that offer them.

Pupil’s marks entered into the app are given an admission point score for each subject. The overall score provided by the app will compare a pupils personal score to the university requirements.

If the pupil does not meet the requirements, ‘Grades Match’ finds an alternative such as a diploma or EFT qualifications.

The site is available at www.gradesmatch.co.za .

The WCED announced in a statement that the launch of the app is to increase educational opportunities and provide extended guidance to pupils in determining their career choices.

“I believe that through career guidance and awareness, we can teach our learners far more about what careers are available, and also which ones provide better opportunities for employment or entrepreneurship,” WCED said in a statement.

The launch of ‘Grades Match’ is in partnership with the WCED hosted Career Awareness Week that will be held from October 15 -19 2018.

The four days are intended to inform pupils in Grade 7-9 on the importance of selecting subjects in Grade 10 and schools are encouraged to focus on activities that will educate learners on how to make informed decisions for their future career path.

The WCED has provided tips for matriculants and their upcoming exams.

 

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Ishani Chetty

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