Congratulations to the youth in Ennerdale who have completed their New Venture Creation (“NVC”) Learnership NQF level 2 despite extremely difficult circumstances. They rose to the challenge right from the start and the support they received from ORT SA has accelerated their progress in the journey to employment. The 100% completion rate is remarkable considering that the programme ran during Covid19 lockdown restrictions. The NVC learnership programme focuses on giving abled and disabled individuals an opportunity to start their own businesses.
On the 14th of April 2022, the youth of Ennerdale attended an award ceremony hosted by ORT SA in celebration of their completion of the 12-month NVC learnership program, in partnership with The Hudaco group.
The CEO of ORT SA, Ariellah Rosenberg, raised appreciation to the partnership between the organization and Hudaco and commended the youth for their hard work, tenacity, and perseverance.
Various opportunities to support youth in their newly established businesses were presented to them and Ariellah encouraged the youth to utilize the offering and become part of ORT alumni.
“It has been a pleasure working with ORT SA,” says Phylla Jele of Hudaco. “When it comes to learnerships, ORT SA always provides us with the type of calibre we are looking for. The reporting that comes through to Hudaco shows us that this is a mutually beneficial relationship. As the learnerships conclude, I love seeing how there is still a connection between the learners and the organization”.
The youth expressed their gratitude to ORT SA and Hudaco for making a difference in their lives. Happiness Xulu was one of the youths, who, after completion of her course, has started a business offering cleaning services. Happiness exulted that the learnership has taught her how to run a business and it has been a positive journey.
Another beneficiary Bob Mabena went on to say that before the program, he was working as a coach for an under-13 soccer team academy. He points out that one of his challenges was that he had no prior experience in starting and running a business and that the program has helped him to gain such knowledge and skills. He is currently in the process of registering his organization, which he says will help young goalkeepers to be better citizens of tomorrow.
Youth showed high spirits and excitement during the event, indicating their desire to thrive and break boundaries.
The prospect of embarking on a new career and business venture can be scary. Success is achieved through small daily efforts. This learnership program has secured the future of Ennerdale’s youth. All they need to do is keep working on themselves, their careers and their businesses every day.
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