A legacy programme presented by the University of Pretoria (UP) in collaboration with Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) was recently awarded the Best Work Readiness Initiative at the 2021 South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) Awards.
This one-of-a-kind programme, known as the Ready for Work Programme, was launched in 2017 with the goal of assisting young adults, students, and recent graduates who are entering the workforce to integrate more easily into the workplace and build life skills. As the world of work in the 21st century necessitates a multi-skilled and self-sufficient labour force, academic qualifications are no longer sufficient to guarantee employment, as employers seek work-ready graduates with job-specific skills.
The exclusive packaged offering assists students to transition from the world of education to the world of work by providing them with essential workplace and other life skills that will not only improve their career goals, but also open doors to prospective employment. This would include not only skills and knowledge that enhance their professional and personal profiles, but also assisting them in making a meaningful contribution to the workforce, their communities, and the economy while striving for further success in their chosen careers.
Since 2017, 13,919 UP students and corporate nominees have enrolled in the Programme, which can also be customised to meet the needs of individual organisations.
The programme has four online packages that cover Career Planning, Power Skills, Job Preparation, and Your Career.
Please click here to learn more about the programme. To discuss the implementation of a customised programme, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you may contact Elna Venter.
Tel: +27 (0)12 434 2642
South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) has become the hub of graduate employment in South Africa. They represent more than 175 organisations, ranging from corporate employers to higher-education institutions to service providers and professional organisations.
SAGEA strives to be the voice of the South African Graduate Employer. They are a community of professionals who specialise in attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining graduate talent. They provide the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, access the latest resources and insights, and learn from global best practice to elevate the field of graduate employment in South Africa and they work with both industry and tertiary institutions.