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JA SOUTH AFRICA AND INVESTEC PARTNERSHIP EMPOWERS LEARNERS WITH KEY SKILLS FOR FUTURE WORLD OF WORK

JA South Africa is proud to partner with Investec’s, Entrepreneurship Development Trust (EDT) on our Enterprise Plus Programme. The partnership has seen over 100 grade 10-12 learners at Motse Maria Secondary in Limpopo and Moedwill High school in North West equipped with skills of setting up and running a business, project management and product innovation in addition to learnings from our Enterprise Programme. This adjusted programme imparts important skills in I.T and project management, which are key requirements for the future world of work. The need to tailor the Enterprise Programme with the addition of I.T and Project Management is JA South Africa’s response to the need to industry requirements.

“In what is fast becoming a digitally run world following Covid-19 and its associated restrictions, there should be more and more efforts aimed at bridging the digital divide in a way that makes our youth better empowered to make a contribution through technology while nurturing entrepreneurial appetite and ability. Opportunities such as these will go a long way in helping society take full advantage of what technology can offer, for the betterment of people’s lives.”, says Setlogane Manchidi, Head of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) at Investec.

JA South Africa is delighted to partner with forward-thinking partners like Investec who share our values for entrepreneurship development.

“We believe this uniquely designed programme with experts in financial management for entrepreneurship like Investec EDT arm – is fundamental in steering the youth in the right direction” , says Nelly Mofokeng, Managing Director at JA South Africa.

JA South Africa(formerly Junior Achievement South Africa) provides a platform of opportunity empowering the youth with practical Entrepreneurial skills, sound Financial literacy and Work readiness. Our Enterprise programme is an intensive business programme aimed at equipping learners with skills to start and run a business, giving them access to entrepreneurship as a career choice