Jobs seeker benefit out of the MANCOSA Work Readiness Skills Programme
The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) hosted a successful skills programme this month aimed at empowering the youth who are about to venture into the world of work.
The MANCOSA Work Readiness Skills Programme was a free advocacy programme that instilled in participants the various life skills they require as they enter the formal work environment. The programme also sought to assist jobseekers in their approach when seeking employment.
Thirty two people participated in the programme. Two categories of youth benefited out of the programme – they were matriculants who concluded the National Senior Certificate Examinations last year and graduates who completed their tertiary education and are now jobseekers.
The Public Relations Department had initiated the programme while academics designed the programme content and facilitated the various sessions on the day. Academics who facilitated sessions and compiled the participant workbook were Dr Anthony Rippon; Ms Vartikka Indermun, Ms Phumelele Mathonsi, Ms Lailah Imandin and Siphiwe Mqadi.
In an effort to empower participants for the workplace and in their job search the day’s programme comprised sessions on CV writing, securing interviews and jobs; Managing Change and Organisational Culture; Communication and a range of interactive practical activities.
The Programme received positive commentary from participants who indicated they felt informed and had become more knowledgeable about the workplace after participating the insightful presentations.
After sitting through the various sessions participants felt more confident about their job search and as they enter the workplace. Other participants were glad to be informed of topics they never realised would be important in their job search and when they begin working.