Our first “Jobs Connect” program in Western Cape has successfully graduated three participants.
Napranum’s Renita Asera, Latonia Ara and Ina Savo undertook six weeks of training to grow their foundation skills, develop their confidence and connect to community supports that will aid their future employment pathways.
Through a mix of in-person and online training they explored workplace needs, communication styles, and ways to overcome common barriers to employment. They also had opportunities to tour the local library and meet the community Justice group, made up of local elders, to learn more about the supports available in their community. Renita also made use of her time in the program to secure personal identification documentation, much of which, she had never held before.
Testament to its success was the fact that just before graduation both Renita and Latonia were willing to undertake interviews on camera about the program and how they felt it had helped them.
Hosted by Kuku’nathi Services, the program was supported throughout by the board including Charles Budby and Roy Chevathen. Rhonda Parry was also instrumental in its success, providing community support and connections that greatly enhanced its delivery.
All three, plus a number of other Kunku’nathi Services employees joined trainer Megan Irving and the participants for a graduation ceremony last month.
Congratulations to all involved and we look forward to seeing your next steps.