SchoolTrade Adopt-a-School Programme

Careers video making good progress


So far over 20 local businesses and organizations have helped with the making of the careers video. Soon we hope that The KZN Department of Education will be rolling it out as a quality resource for Life Orientation teachers.
As far as career opportunities go the playing field in SA is all but level...

There are many barriers to entry for township and rural South Africans. For one, very few township or rural schools really understand the 'language' of the world of work. Many don't understand the rules that govern the work place or how to get there. Very few have ever heard of SETAs and many are trapped in unrealistic belief patterns, such as, that the only worthwhile tertiary training is to be found at university...

Too many are driven not by what they are interested in or love to do but by the vain hope of earning big money...

No surprise that close to 40% of our young people drop out and change courses in the first 2 years of tertiary training . Even if these career changes are good ones the financial cost for some is crippling.....
At SchoolTrade we think career choices should be well informed and influenced more by what makes people feel alive...

'Don't ask what the world needs, ask rather what makes you come alive. For what the world really needs is people who are alive....'
In January 2011 SchoolTrade received approval from the Umgungundlovu Department of Education in KZN to produce an audio - visual series that will dramatically improve the delivery of career guidance at local school level. The content of the series is aimed at young people, reflects local conditions and is of high quality.

More than anything the video and accompanying teacher training course will inform and inspire...

By August 2011 the video is very near completion.

For background information about the project click here

For a preview of part of the Entreprenuership section of the video series click here.

If your company is looking for a great way to earn BEE (SED) points or to market itself to the school community this is a project worth exploring. Equally if you represent an organization that wants to make a difference in the transition of young people from school to work this is good project.

SchoolTrade would like to acknowledge the following organizations that have helped so far in the production of the video series:

Talbot and Talbot
Youth for Christ (PMB)
Gift of the Givers
Stanley Bostitch
ABSA Small Business Development
The Msunduzi SPCA
Justice and Women (JAW)
Msunduzi Hospice
National Tooling Initiative
Clifford Welding Systems
KZN Poultry
Kevin Barnsley (farmer)
The Ilawu group
The Department of Health
Ellias' Garden Services
John Ellis (musician)
Dr Sazi Dlamini (musician)
The Tatham Art Gallery
Raymond Ackerman (The Four Legs of the Table)
The Witness Paper


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