Year work Experience for Employable Empowered Youth
Our youth emerge from their 1-year work experience as employable, empowered, and well-rounded individuals. We focus on providing quality work experience in local schools, sewing initiatives, and small businesses. All Youth are paired with supervisors who coach and mentor them daily.
Individual lives changed
ECD | Teacher Development | Sport | IT Skills | Life Skills | Food Security | SMME Development
Youth Work Experience Journey
Learn new skills - Practise implementing them – Create your future employment
Both Youth and Host Employer inducted into programme to outline roles and responsibilities policies and procedures
For 12 months all roleplayers adhere to programme deliverables
Youth Empowerment Programme
Personal Development coupled with specific skills enhanced through experience creates pathways to employment
Youth selected according to funding requirements, skills, location and industry
Exit / Absorption Strategy
Market yourself for permanent employment or follow your vision to become self-employed
Develop your own Company or become a team player within organisations
We work closely with schools that are part of the Partner for Possibility Leadership Programme. For more information on the transformational journey that the schools and the youth have undertaken download the chapter Youth@worK harnessing the power of collaboration in the newly released book 2010 -2020 Stories of Impact
Our implementation process works
Meet Nqobile Sthole.
Before YES Nqobile was unemployed, in debt and unskilled.
Through the Youth@worK YES program, Nqobile was able to create stability for her family, pay off her debt, choose a career in teaching and begin her studies, as well as open up a business, employ her own staff and work as a ECD teacher. All this has happened within her one-year youth placement journey. But now hear it from her.....
How To Take Action Now
We partner with enterprises to
FUND A YOUTH
By funding youth you are shaping and positively influencing the future of our country. This engagement will enhance your B-BBEE Scorecard in the Priority Elements of Ownership, Skills Development and Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD).
HOST A YOUTH
Supervise a youth at your workplace for 12 months and coach them towards job readiness while benefitting from their passion, skill and engagement.
This is what our proud & empowered youth are saying
Empowering young South Africans
We are a leading Implementation Partner focused on providing quality work experience for every young individual throughout all our programmes. We select workplaces based on location and skill requirements in businesses such as local schools, small businesses, and sewing establishments thereby capacitating businesses.
Harnessing the power of collaboration to develop skills, knowledge, experience and opportunities
“To provide young people with a supported and meaningful first year of work experience in educational institutions or business thereby strengthening and capacitating the sector to provide necessary skill for success”