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Accsys Payroll Administration Graduation



+Accsys (PTY) Ltd held our 4th Annual Payroll Diploma Graduation last week, both in Sandton and East London.  Our top graduate is from Port Elizabeth.  Congratulations to her, as well as to all our graduates, nationally.

Adult learners face many difficulties and challenges, not least because most are both studying and working full time.   Life long learning was a discussion point in the speeches at the event, as well as in the discussions around the great food.   The feedback was wonderful, and the atmosphere was positive and uplifting.
The Graduates!
Just as exciting was how many of our graduates were delighted to hear there is a next step and that they can shortly work towards a B. Com Degree at The Da Vinci Institute with Payroll Administration as one of their majors.     As the degree is going to be offered via eLearning too, it opens it up nationally and internationally,
As part of our focus on life long learning, in interviews we always ask our candidates what they read.   Many answer that they don't have time, or that they read stuff on the internet, and quite a few read religious and self help books.   Over many years, we have found that people who read books, newspapers, current affair magazines etc, who keep up to date with the world around them, add more to the mix.
Nom, Maggie, Malini, Gill and Angelina - Accsys Team

Part of it is that they keep up with what is happening in their own area of expertise, at a deeper level, as well as developing their problem solving abilities.   Who wants to go to a 50 year old doctor who last read about her subject when she graduated?   Or a lawyer who is not up to date with current law?  Its the same for any career choice, though.
The ladies of Foster Wheeler, Da Vinci, Accsys and SAPA

Of course, attending conferences, workshops, seminars and forums (fora is an option, I gather) also add enormous value, in presenting different approaches and philosophies, and it is interesting how many of these promote the sales of books!

So, once again, well done to all our graduates, who did decide to take another step on their path to life long learning.

Accsys Payroll Qualification

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