What’s in it for me (WIFM) to get a qualification after I’ve finished my Matric?
In South Africa, unemployment remains a pressing issue, especially among the youth, with Black Youth being disproportionately affected. Amid this challenging backdrop, post-matric education emerges as a beacon of hope, offering a path towards a brighter future for these young individuals. This subsequently leads to an uplifted community and country, in all respects: socially, economically and politically.
Gallup (the largest research company in the world) measured the individual and societal benefits of post-high-school education.
Firstly, post-matric education equips young people with the skills and knowledge needed to compete in today’s job market. It not only enhances employability but also opens doors to a wider range of career opportunities. This empowerment can significantly reduce the cycle of poverty and unemployment that has plagued black youth for generations.
Moreover, education fosters personal development and self-esteem. It instils a sense of purpose and confidence, encouraging individuals to set ambitious goals and work towards them. This newfound determination often translates into more engaged, responsible citizens who contribute positively to their communities.
Additionally, a well-educated workforce contributes to economic growth, for themselves and the country. As these young individuals secure employment, they start contributing to the tax base, easing the burden on social welfare programs. In the long run, this can help address systemic issues and reduce inequality.
Skills College as Partner in Building Hope
Investing in the education of unemployed black youth in South Africa is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic move towards a brighter future for the nation. By providing opportunities for post-matric education, we empower our youth, fuel economic growth, and break the cycle of unemployment and poverty. It’s a win-win scenario that deserves our attention and support.
At Skills College, we partner with companies to create learning opportunities like bursaries and learnerships, for specifically the South African Black Youth, so that we can “teach skills to change lives”.
We look forward to hearing from you via any of the channels and to explore ways to collaborate in creating a better South Africa