Training and career path development is a central to moving people forward. Forward Foundation is currently offering accredited learnerships to 80 employees at partnering organisations in the retail and wholesale sector. These learnerships are aimed at fast-tracking beneficiaries through both theoretical and practical on-the-job training. In addition we offer 120 learnerships to unemployed individuals. The focus here is to equip beneficiaries to enable employment.
We aim to further develop our learnership programme to also include skills training for unemployed youth and entrepreneurs. This programme is central to our economic empowerment objectives. We believe that our learnership program is an effective way in which to inspire and support employers to offer their young staff members critical development opportunities.
Career development and job security is pivotal to creating a stable social environment. This programme adds value to individuals, families, and the larger communities in which our learners live. In addition, this programme and its commercial partners, are creating employment opportunities for participants in other Forward Foundation programmes.