BY Wesley Diphoko 2 MINUTE READ

The new UCT Online High School is not only creating an opportunity for learners to access education opportunities, it is also providing employment opportunities for education professionals.

The public response to the new online high school has exceeded all expectations, indicative of the global need for innovation in the education sector. Across South Africa’s cities and towns, and the African continent; parents, learners and teachers have shown interest in this revolutionary education offering, with over 5 000 learner applications for January 2022 and climbing.

To meet this demand, the Valenture Institute and UCT Online High School are currently hiring over 300 new staff members across South Africa – from teachers, mentors & learning coaches to teaching assistants, software developers, content creators & learning designers. All to help create the most impactful school in the country with changemakers who care about systemic change and thrive in a fast-paced, purpose-driven environment.

Providing everything employees need to feel happy, healthy, resourced and developed, there are more than a few reasons to be excited about joining Valenture Institute & UCT Online High School. They’re a team of mothers, fathers, dreamers, innovators, and believers and they don’t just believe in a brighter future; but believe in doing everything they can to make it happen.

Employees of Valenture Institute & UCT Online High School have access to a variety of work benefits such as a family member tuition discount, remote work, voluntary saving programme, birthday leave, ‘wellness wednesdays’ meditation sessions & referral bonuses.

What to expect from their 6 stage online recruitment process:

  1. Find a job you’re interested in and fill in the online application form
  2. Complete a 10-18 minute assessment so they can get to know you better
  3. It’s then time for a video interview
  4. Get a feel for your future job and show us them your talent by mastering a role-based assignment
  5. Ask and answer questions in a live interview with your future team members
  6. Sign your offer letter and prepare to join a rocket ship

All available positions can be accessed here for online applications:

In September, the UCT Online High School confirmed the placement of its first Director & Principal, Ms Yandiswa Xhakaza, who is an avid educationalist. ‘I begin my tenure in this new innovative chapter this November, ahead of January 2022 when we will welcome our first official cohort of learners across Africa. With the aim to create the most impactful school in the country, The Valenture Institute and UCT Online High School, are currently hiring over 300 new staff members from teachers, mentors & learning coaches. We’re calling on the public to join us as we change the face of education today, for our children’s collective futures’, says Yandiswa Xhakaza.

The UCT Online High School ecosystem has been designed to service South African learners from a broad range of socioeconomic means. The UCT Online High School offers a CAPS-aligned curriculum, and enables learners in grades 8-11 in any corner of the globe with the opportunity to study at a monthly fee of R2 095 per month, making it one of the most affordable private schools in the country. Grade 12 will be offered from 2023.

Admissions for the UCT Online High School opened on 21 July 2021 and has been met with great interest ahead of school commencing in January 2022. Learners will benefit from the UCT Online High School’s supported self-discipline model, which allows learners to pace their own learning and get high quality 1:1 tutoring from expert teachers and support coaches whenever they need it. Learners will also be prepared with a unique range of university and career preparation services and offerings.