Go for Gold affords students an opportunity to upskill chosen careers

Go for Gold, an 'education-to-employment' public-private initiative founded in 1999 affords youth from underprivileged communities an opportunity to enhance their education and transition through an internship year.

They do this through a four-phase model project which is a collaboration between companies in the Built Environment, the Western Cape Department of Education and Civil Society.

Karen Rademeyer, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Go for Gold says this year alone they had 20 civil engineers graduate through the help of this program, half of which were black women.

The program has directly benefited over 400 individuals and enabled dozens of companies to attract and retain highly skilled, qualified personnel from disadvantaged communities.

We give these students access and tools to check out the actual environment of the field they interested in.

Karen Rademeyer, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Go for Gold

The programme is growing but we also have various challenges because of the poor maths and science results in schools we operate in.

Karen Rademeyer, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Go for Gold

The beauty of our program is that it can easily be replicated in any industry requiring technical professionals.

Karen Rademeyer, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Go for Gold

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