Vocational studies hold great value says businessman
ESHOWE businessman Sbusiso Zulu wants to encourages the youth, especially those who cannot further their studies at university, to stick to vocational studies which will equip them with vital skills.
‘These days there are few job opportunities available, so the youth should focus on entrepreneurial opportunities, thereby also creating jobs for others.
‘The majority of young people prefer to go to university and forget that TVET colleges can equally change their lives, as long as they choose the correct career paths,’ says Zulu.
He is a product of a FET College where he enrolled for studies in refrigeration and air conditioning, and today owns his own company with 12 fulltime employees.
‘I am not just an employer, but I also impart skills to my workers to ensure that if something happens to my business, they will be able to stand on their own.
‘Most people complain about the lack of finance to start up a business, but aspirant entrepreneurs must realise that no one will invest in a business run by someone who doesn’t have the skills to make a success of it.’
Zulu says he learnt the value of saving at a young age because he grew up in a poor family.
‘Saving is a priority with me, even today. We need to teach our children the culture of saving so they will grow up with that in mind.’
Zulu challenged the youth to follow their hearts and dream and not necessarily conform to what others are doing.
Successful businessman Sibusiso Zulu