GOLD Peer Education

Future Forward

5 Minutes with a GOLD Grad- Khanya Cona

Khanya Cona left highschool in 2013 not only as a matriculate with many plans, but also as a young leader who had gone through the GOLD Peer Education programme.  A chance encounter three years later with a staff member from GOLD,  rekindled memories of being a Peer Educator and led to an opportunity to  be a volunteer intern at GOLD. On her last day, Khanya took five minutes to reflect on her experience before heading back to her hometown to

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Peer Educators exposed to future opportunities

On the 29th of April 28 Peer Educators from Kwa Pata High School in Pietermaritzberg (Kwa Zulu Natal) attended a Career Expo. They attended because Sizithobile Educare invited the organisation (ISAAC) that implements the GOLD programme at their  school. The Peer Educators as well as pupils from other high schools sat, and absorbed every piece of information that was shared at Imbali Unit J. Informative pamphlets about tertiary education and career

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GOLD Grads pass Scooter Learners License

The youth unemployment crisis is a glaring problem that dares every South African citizen to take action. Giving young people from disadvantaged communities the necessary, and required skills to access decent employment is one of the actions that can be taken. GOLD recognizes this need; thus, strives to find opportunities for young people to be trained in a skill,and then connects them with prospective employers. The skill to drive a scooter license

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Standard Bank looking for tellers in Johannesburg

Standard Bank is looking for 108 tellers to work at their Johannesburg branches. The purpose of this opportunity is: To provide a consistently high quality frontline transaction service to customers encompassing the cashing of cheques, acceptance of deposits and the provision of change. To understand the risks associated with the handling of cash and maintain effective controls to manage these risks. To maintain a high level of integrity and ethical

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Training Opportunity- Ground Up Academy

A passion for coffee? Learn to Earn's initiative: Ground Up Barista Training Academy, is the place where individuals can learn how to professionally make coffee. Individuals who complete the training are able to work at coffee shops, restaurants, and mobile coffee vans. The entry requirements are : Completed grade 10 Have the desire to work in the hospitality industry. Registration fee: R100 Total Course fee: R400 Time: Mon - Wed 08:30 – 16:30

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Preparing for the future-Work Readiness Training

On the 5th,6th and 31st of October, Work Readiness trainings were held at respective schools in the Western Cape. Work Readiness training is designed to build Peer Educators' career development knowledge, skills and increase their awareness about job as well as study opportunities. At a school in Khayelitsha, Peer Educators were educated about how to open a bank account, get their ID book, write their CV ,and how to behave at an interview. The information

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Department of Social Development gives Social Work Scholarships

The Department of Social Development is calling individuals who either studying to become Social Workers or are looking to start studying in 2016 sholarships to study at any university of their choice. Individuals who want to start studying in 2016 must provide proof of admission by the University they have applied to or a proof of payment for admission. The closing date is: 31st of October. Click here to get more information Click here for application

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Absa Bursary Programme

Absa Bank is calling students to apply for their bursary programme. This programme is made for students who are currently registered at a tertiary institution and pursuing a career in the Finance Sector. This programme seeks to support students who have aspirations to work in the Finance industry but are prohibited by financial circumstances. The closing date is the 31st of July 2015. In order to learn about the requirements and the application process

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Bridging the gap between employer and GOLD Grads

On the 26th of June five GOLD Grads (GOLD alumni) walked into the Training Room Online offices in Cape Town ready to meet and engage with senior management from the company Training Room Online. The purpose of the workshop is to build bridges between two worlds: ‘corporate’ and ‘youth’, and paint an insightful picture of the frustrations experienced by job seekers and employers. This workshop creates an authentic space where young people,

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Raymond Ackerman Academy – July 2015 Intake

The Raymond Ackerman Academy is a post-matric level academy that offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development. The course aims at empowering young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing their business and life skills. It is practical, builds up on existing skills and allows students to express themselves and their creativity. Ultimately the Academy wishes to assist individuals

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