What Are Scarce Skills?
Scarce or critical skills are qualifications or skill sets that are in-demand because very few people have them. Scarce skills are a great way to ensure that you get a job, keep a job and earn a rather good salary.
The great part about scarce skills is that you can also get them without having finished your matric year.
AI technology is also less likely to take over your job if you have qualifications in scarce skills.
Here is an infographic from Briefly to show the top critical skills in South Africa.
Who Is ICB?
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is a distance learning institution that offers courses in business and financial management.
Each one of their 3 study programmes is considered a scarce or critical skill in South Africa and in some instances, the world. This is why each of their qualifications are internationally recognised.
All ICB qualifications are also held in high regard by employers, that means that not only will you find a job because you have a critical skill, but also because employers hold ICB qualifications in high regard.
Courses Offered by ICB
Each course offered by ICB is a scarce or critical skill. That is why choosing to further your studies with ICB is such a good idea.
ICB offers 3 study programmes that are made up of different courses:
- ICB Office Administration Certificate
- ICB Office Administration Higher Certificate
- ICB Office Administration Diploma
- National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management
- Higher Certificate in Office Administration
- National Diploma in Financial Accounting
Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College, discusses everything you need to know about the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Author: Andrea Frisby
Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden , 2 July 2021