I was in India doing my last semester of Engineering College, and one day I had a conversation with a friend about how having the right skills can make you successful in life. My friend asked me "What if we had learnt the skills we loved in high School so that after completing, we could get any job we wanted?". I thought about it, and it was a great idea. I decided to do research on Skill Training Programs, and a list appeared with After-school Programs at the top of the list. I read more on them and I was shocked to learn that they were a Billion Dollar Industry in the USA and UK, with over 10.2 million students enrolled. Why can't we have After-school Programs in Africa? I asked myself.
1. Thandeka Dlamini – Administration Manager (Tracking Budget Expenses, Managing Processes, Organization, Coaching, Communication Processes, Motivating Employees, Promoting Process Improvement, Reporting)
2. Thandwa Simelane- Financial Manager (providing and interpreting financial information, monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends, analyzing change and advising accordingly, analyzing competitors and market trends, developing financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk, budget monitoring)
3. Eric Dlamini- Corporate Affairs Manager ( Leading Communication, Advising Executives, Crossing Communications Barriers, Monitoring and Directing Change, Providing Financial Input, Media spokesperson, Accountable for all media queries and requests)
4. Melusi Gama- Marketing Manager (Contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plan, Identifying trends, Preparing Marketing Budget, Pricing Strategies)