GetOn Skills Development vision is to grow and sustain efficient and effective skills development programmes that empower people, enhance dignity and encourage independence. We will achieve this through commitment and teamwork and engaging with communities to improve the quality of lives through targeted educational programmes aimed at creating stable families and empowered, independent individuals.
GetOn Skills Development Centre provides training to disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-30 of whom 100% of our students are black South Africans. We play a prominent role in the economic growth of our country, as we provide high calibre staff that have exceeded in our holistic training programmes which integrates Life Skills and Business Skills into all the courses, into the economic workforce of South Africa, either through employment opportunities or entrepreneur development.
Our objective is to enable disadvantaged, underprivileged, unemployed youth to become self-supportive and financially independent.
GetOn Skills Development Centre celebrated our 10 Year anniversary in 2016. We are proud to have directly served over 4 100 people in the communities surrounding the centre, with many students from Atteridgeville, Lotus Gardens, Ga-Rankuwa, Soshanguve, Mabopane and some come from as far as KwaNdebele in the Mpumalanga Province. This extends our reach which indirectly affects over 16 400 people, since many households consist of four members, often with just one income earner.
GetOn Skills Development Centre success in the 2016/2017 financial year of placing 72% of our students who completed job specific training into employment, with 96% of the students placed into employment staying employed for longer than 12 months. GetOn Enterprise Development (GED) has sparked great success, with GetOn Skills Development starting another three businesses under the GED programme.
GetOn currently has six businesses in the GED programme funded by corporates with their BBB-EE spend, with GetOn assisting a further four unfunded businesses. The success of these 10 businesses assisted by GetOn, is that they directly impact 23 people by creating employment for them, and indirectly putting food on the table for approximately 92 family members.
With the opening of the Mall of Africa in Midrand, the GetOn student placement team have been kept busy with a number of requests for students from baristas to cashiers. One of the success stories was placing 20 students into the Foschini store at the mall.
GetOn’s success is a result of dedicated staff, of which over 80% are previous GetOn students, so they understand the vision and are passionate to develop people who were unemployed just as they were. The extend in which we not only develop, but empower youth is confirmed through our success rate and sustainable outcomes.