Skills Development and Education
CareerBuild: Skills and Education
CareerBuild is a proudly South African, non-profit organisation that enables previously disadvantaged youth between the ages of 17 to 25 to realise their career dreams through coaching and career education. The CareerBuild team enlists the help of passionate and committed people, who are dedicated to assisting school leavers, students, graduates and job seekers to build a step-by-step, realistic plan of paving the way to their dream careers, by providing information and support in the development of their careers.
CareerBuild started in 2007 to equip Zandspruit learners from the ages of 17-25 to choose, plan and build their future careers. It is a 6 – 8 week programme using training exercises, workshops, and draws mainly volunteers from Northpoint to act as ‘life coaches’ for guidance and mentorship.
The outcome of the programme is detailed career plans and envisioning according to their discovered talents. After each programme, a Graduation Ceremony is held in honour of the learners. This programme has a very high success rate is in linking graduates successfully to identified careers and establishment of businesses.
To date about 250 learners have graduated through this programme, with 60 graduating in 2015, from schools in Zandspruit and Cosmo.The heart of CareerBuild is to empower learners with knowledge and mentor them into becoming the best people and leaders of the future.
Many learners who have come through the programme are now working in the fields identified in their Career Path Plans and Many have established successful businesses. The relationships built between mentors and learners are ongoing and hopefully last a life time.