Junior Achievement South Africa is excited to announce our partnership with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF). The partnership in its third year will see all grade 10 – 11 learners participating in the 2023 prestigious JA Enterprise Programme, also implementing Project Management as part of the programme. This year the programme is set to reach over 1700 learners. The Enterprise Programme ensures that learners gain an understanding of business and entrepreneurship by practically running a small business with classmates.
“We are excited to partner with PMIEF, leaders in project management. The importance of project management learnt at such a young age is a skill learners will take in any vocation or job they venture into. We are excited to play a part in upskilling South Africa’s future workforce. Ultimately, ensuring they have the skillset to build thriving communities.” says Bernadette Bule, JA South Africa’s Marketing and Communications Manager.
The addition of project management ensures team collaboration, with clear and concise plans, defining the roles and responsibilities of each team member and aligned goals. The robust programme implementation will ultimately see learners participate in the prestigious Company of the Year programme 2023, themed Breaking Barriers. Learners from across nine provinces present to a panel of judges their business idea and ultimately see the winning team participating in the regional finals with over 13 other African counterparts. COY is sponsored by Citi Foundation and the Project Management Institute Education Foundation (PMIEF) bank and it has seen many of our participants throughout the years go on to refine their business ideas and lead their own businesses.
About Project Management Institute Educational Foundation
Founded in 1990, PMIEF cultivates long-term relationships with nonprofits across the globe to help them integrate project management in their youth programs and to build their own project management capacity. The foundation achieves its mission to “enable youth to realise their potential and transform lives through project management” and its vision for “inspiring youth to achieve their goals, making dreams a reality” by investing in high-quality organisations that exemplify a commitment to preparing young people for 21st century success and an appreciation for both the societal application and value of project management.