Pledge to be the Network Someone Never Had

On 20 March 2018, businesses in Mpumalanga had the opportunity to pledge their commitment to become the network that someone never had, at Good Work Foundation’s (GWF) first ever ‘Impact Recruitment on the Lowveld’ day.

Hosted at GWF’s Hazyview Digital Learning Campus (HDLC) in Hazyview, guests were invited to attend a presentation, highlighting GWF’s Bridging Academy (BA) for school-leavers which equips students with essential digital, English, and other skills, making them ready for the market place. With this pool of skills now locally available, businesses need look no further than GWF to find employees for relevant job opportunities.

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Presentation in progress in the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus main barn.

Speakers for the day included Pastor Solly Mhaule (Hosanna Church), Dave Varty (Londolozi Co-founder and GWF Chairman), Kate Groch (GWF), Jeanette Jacobs (T-Systems South Africa) and Chris Harvie (Rissington Inn and representative of the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism). A highlight was Paris Moeng, Hazyview IT Service Desk Support Engineer, who spoke about “Courage”, very appropriate since he was the very first BA student at HDLC and is now one of the top rated call centre agents for T-Systems South Africa.

Pledging to continue to support GWF in recruiting local talent, and encouraging others to do the same, Chris Harvie said: “We would be foolish people indeed, to ignore that great deep pool of skills on our doorstep, not to teach them what we can and to learn from them too.”

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From Left: Dave Varty (Londolozi), Jeanette Jacobs (T-Systems), Pastor Solly Mhaule (Hosanna Church), Maria Awogu (GWF), Kate Groch (GWF), Maya Groch (GWF), Paris Moeng (Hazyview Customer Interaction Centre)

The morning finished off with some delicious eats and coffee served by GWF’s Travel and Tourism students, while business owners proudly signed their pledges and received a certificate in recognition.  GWF received 23 signed pledges from mixed business sectors around HDLC and other GWF campuses.

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Signed pledges by Kerryn Broodryk (Singita), Kerri-Anne MacDonald and Sue Garrett (Dulini)

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