Se­cure your fu­ture in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor – now

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GUAR­AN­TEE Trust In­sti­tute of Busi­ness (GTIB) was re­cently launched to of­fer ca­reers in bank­ing, ac­count­ing and the fi­nan­cial ser­vices sec­tor.

What is unique about this new busi­ness col­lege is its train­ing meth­ods:

1. Its em­pha­sis on skills de­vel­op­ment (com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, busi­ness eti­quette, com­puter skills) as well as tech­ni­cal knowl­edge.

2) Its sim­u­la­tion of real work en­vi­ron­ments. Bankers are trained in a “vir­tual bank” process that ex­poses them to ac­tual bank­ing con­di­tions and pro­ce­dures, de­vel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with bank­ing spe­cial­ists. Sim­i­larly, ac­coun­tants are trained us­ing a pro­pri­etary “vir­tual of­fice” en­vi­ron­ment that ex­poses them to the real-life re­quire­ments of tak­ing a com­pany’s books to trial bal­ance on the day they en­ter em­ploy­ment.

The col­lege has a long his­tory in pro­vid­ing work-readi­ness pro­grammes in the bank­ing, ac­count­ing, and fi­nance sec­tors.

GTIB’s sis­ter com­pany, Guar­an­tee Trust Cor­po­rate Sup­port Ser­vices, has placed more than 10 000 grad­u­ates in em­ploy­ment over the past 13 years, with a 90 per­cent place­ment rate. An in-house re­cruit­ment unit has de­vel­oped close re­la­tions with em­ploy­ers in both the public and pri­vate sec­tors, mak­ing it sim­pler to as­sist learn­ers in find­ing em­ploy­ment.

GTIB has re­alised that em­ploy­ers are look­ing for skills rather than a piece of pa­per that says you have passed an exam. Most ter­tiary qual­i­fi­ca­tions fo­cus on aca­demic achieve­ment, but grad­u­ates are left ill-pre­pared for the de­mands of the work­place. Their pro­grammes di­rectly ad­dress that need.

GTIB pro­grammes of­fer learn­ers three study op­tions to cater for all needs: a con­tact op­tion; a dis­tance model with tele­phonic sup­port and a part-time op­tion. All op­tions in­clude learn­ers be­ing as­signed a per­sonal study coach and ac­cess to an e-learn­ing por­tal, which in­cludes ac­tiv­i­ties and prac­tice ex­ams and other re­sources.

Learn­ers can be­gin their stud­ies any month of the year and can com­plete their train­ing in 12 to 15 months, at which point they are ready to launch their ca­reers.

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