The majority of young people leave school with only a vague knowledge of employment opportunities and with little insight as to the most appropriate career direction for their abilities, interests and personality.
Research shows that a large proportion of employees feel "stuck" in their careers. This leads to low morale, disinterest and de-motivation, translating into poor performance and bad service levels. And yet, if pointed in the correct direction, could have become assets to the South African economy.
Star For Life came up with a solution to introduce Skills Career Path workshops(SCP) in all of its Schools, to help alleviate much of this hardship and unnecessary expense. It plays an important role in reducing the high unemployment rate.
SKills program Manager: Mmiseni Dladla in a Skills Career path workshop
Grade 9 and grade 12 learners of Zuzumqhele High School were among the many Star For Life learners whose lives have been touched by this programme.
The SCP workshops assist learners with selection of the correct career paths at an early stage, in accordance to one's personality.
SFL Coach: Sthe Phiri assisting a learner
It also assists many of these learners with early applications at universities and/or further education and training colleges. It goes as far as providing registration bursaries for qualifying matriculates.
The Star For Life SCP workshop aims to build a country free from social ills such as poverty, unemployment and crime.