With its Springboard Marketing Institute, the Red & Yellow School of advertising and marketing is widening the pool of skills in the industry.
The Branson Centre in Joburg has been training and helping entrepreneurs in Gauteng for nearly a decade. This year, with funding from American charity Humanity United, it accepted its first batch of businesspeople from Liberia into the foundation course. It has opened the way to expanding the centre's reach.
The jobless statistics are sobering, but initiatives are under way to tackle unemployment. School pupils heard about what was on offer from a variety of big companies and got some inspiring advice from speakers.
Learnerships, skills training and help with job placement for disabled people are part of the offerings of I Can. There are several I Can academies countrywide, that give seta-accredited training to disabled people across a number of fields.