Every year 1.3 million South African children look forward to their very first day at school. For the next 12 years, these children will go through a South African syllabus that is meant to prepare them for the real world – either to go on to study at one of our prestigious universities and colleges or, for those who do not pass with a university or college pass, to hunt for a job in an already vicious market place.
Based on research led by Dr. Andre van Zyl of the Academic Development Centre at the University of Johannesburg:
Sabelo Skills Development is committed to transforming South Africa into a leading hub of professionals specializing in scarce skills by 2025.
Our Underlying Principle: “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.”
We act with integrity and honesty.
We grow stakeholder value through brand awareness, innovation and superior performance.
We care because there is mutual respect We act with integrity and honesty.
We lead with courage.
We serve with pride We care because there is mutual respect.
We have collaborated with the Department of Education to provide a two-stage approach to solving this problem. The objective is to groom the learners from an early stage developmental phase and work with them over a three-year period to prepare them for the tertiary environment and the corporate sector alike.
This will make them investable assets specifically for professions specialising is scarce skills in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
The SciGen workshops run throughout the year at schools across the major municipalities in Gauteng.
Our vision for 2018 is to reach over 35,000 learners in over 100 secondary schools, with each learner getting exposure to the field of STEM through practical sessions over a 6 hour period.