I wonder if you would be able to help me.I am currently unemployed.I have been looking for the longest time for a learnership just to find that my age counts against me.I have recently matriculated an anxiously awaiting my certificate.I hear of skills development programs but where do you sign up,I also called institutions offering skills programs but no luck.What does one have to do to get a job (been looking for work 4 2 years).
Thanks for the invitation. Your blog is impressive, the topics relevant and well argued. I am quite busy setting up my training and development consultancy and although I follow developments on the skills development website, I have so far hardly particpated actively in its discourses. That status quo will however soon be altered once I have all my strategies aligned. I am sure we will be able to achieve some synergy around topics of mutual interest and perhaps, who knows in future collaborate on some projects.
I have been actively involved in Information Technology training and development focusing on the business aspects for the last ten years. I have developed courses for the previously disadvantaged individuals and have ran many a successful project aimed at reducing the IT skills gap of first year students at Universities. This module has become a compulsory bridging course for all students registering for a commerce degree.
I am currently working on an incubator project to bridge the gap between IT and business students with the intention of creating successful entrepreneurs at a private tertiary institution.One of my long term goals is to become an expert in facilitating both leaderships skills, coaching and mentorship and being an excellent motivational speaker.
Apart from the training aspect, I have had two businesses, one a transport company and the other an electronics imports business. My passion for skills development and empowerment has for the last couple of years taken priority though:)
Looking forward to working with you to create a better South Africa for all. Hope to gain some valuable info from your experiences.