In a bid to empower young people in South Africa, Absa will afford 100 students from Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges (formerly known as FET Colleges) in the south of Gauteng, the opportunity to create a critical foundation for their careers through practical experience and observations in the world of work for a full week.

Beginning today, 27 June to 05 July 2016 the programme will provide students with an understanding of the nature of the banking workplace in their chosen field of study.

The initiative has been running within various parts of Absa’s Gauteng South business since 2014. This year for the first time since its launch, TVET students will get exposure to all Retail and Business Banking business units including: branches, private and business banking suites.

Absa will see the greatest number of learners participating in the programme since its launch, and will also increase the five-day programme to seven days by incorporating its ‘ReadytoWork’ curriculum. ‘ReadytoWork’ is an initiative aimed at helping young people build the skills they need to make the critical transition from education into the world of work.

“Education and skills are part of our commitment to Absa’s Shared Growth vision as it gives the youth the opportunity to enhance their employability prospects. We are proud to play a vital role in the foundation which will give the youth a successful future,” says Banie Claasen, Gauteng South Managing Executive at Absa.



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