In July this year, EOH 702 launched its Youth Job Creation Challenge to businesses across South Africa with the goal to improve work experience skills for many of the unemployed youth across South Africa.
This month, our partnership with 702 and National Treasury continues as we invite CEOs from around the country to commit to the Initiative & bring in an additional 3% of their total staff complement in learners and interns.
Our objective is to challenge businesses across South Africa to create 100 000 jobs for unemployed youth by 2020
South Africa doesn’t have a shortage of jobs; it has a shortage of work-ready skills. According to a recent IMF study; work experience, not education is a primary factor in our youth becoming employed. Therefore, an investment in youth learning and development is good for our youth, is good for business and is good for our country.
As such, the EOH 702 Youth Job Creation Challenge is designed to address our country’s skills shortages, by inviting businesses to take on a number of unemployed youth in learnership and intern programmes give our youth the one-year work experience required to become skilled.
“Business in South Africa must not think like our counterparts in developed countries – we have a unique set of challenges. Here, business must play a much broader role, which must include the wellbeing of our society” [Asher Bobhot, EOH CEO]
Join us today and pledge to take on over 3% of your workforce in learnership and internship programmes
The initiative was initially launched by EOH in 2012 and has since grown both within the company and in its partner ecosystem. By making effective use of government skills development initiatives and the intellectual resources at the disposal of EOH, the company took on over 600 learners and graduate interns in 2012, absorbed them into the workplace, and set about imparting work skills to them. Most of them are now employed by the company or its partner ecosystem. Since then, EOH has created over 10 000 employment opportunities for the youth in partnership with Government, our Customers and Partners.
We invite you to contact us if you want to share ideas and best practice or become involved in our programme as a partner. EOH has made the skills development team and resources freely available to any other company that wishes to replicate the model.
To find out more about how your company can participate in the EOH youth job creation initiative, please contact:
EOH Learning and Development Marketing and PR Manager
EOH has pioneered a youth job creation initiative which is becoming widely emulated by partners and South African businesses at large. This is not a ‘token’ initiative – it was embraced by EOH with effect from 2012, and is being grown both within the company and in its partner ecosystem.
By making effective use of government skills development initiatives and the intellectual resources at the disposal of EOH, the company took on over 600 learners and graduate interns in 2012, absorbed them into the workforce, and set about imparting work skills to them. Most of them are now employed within the company or its partner ecosystem. This year, another 600 are being mentored, learning the business skills that will make them employable for life.
EOH has made the skills development team and resources freely available to any other company that wishes to replicate the model. To find out more about how your company can participate in a youth job creation initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EOH 702 Youth Job Creation Challenge Podcasts
MONDAY, 23 JANUARY 2017
Brian Gubbins, EOH Business Development Director on Breakfast with Xolani Gwala
THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY 2017
Andile Nongoko, CEO of the Services SETA on Breakfast with Xolani Gwala (partner)
Sharne Clarke, EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative beneficiary
FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY 2017
Goodman Mahlamba, EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative beneficiary
Ravika Bandyopadhyay, Cell C's Executive: Learning & Talent Management (partner)
EOH 702 Youth Job Creation Challenge Pravin Gordhan Speech at CEO Breakfast Launch Friday 29 July 2016
John Robbie Interviews Brian Gubbins from EOH
John Robbie Comment on the EOH campaign
Xolani Gwala comment on the EOH campaign
Bruce Whitfield interviews Brian Gubbins from EOH
John Robbie interviews Roger Jardine, Primedia CEO
Xolani Gwala interviews EOH intern Phindile Bukhali
Bruce interviews Kholiwe Makhohliso, Country Manager, Oracle SA
John Robbie interviews EOH intern Mosima Mokoena
Bruce Whitfield interviews Peter Viljoen from Sasden Automotive Institute
John Robbie interviews Roger Warries, Intern Dynamix
Bruce Whitfield interviews EOH intern Kofi Boateng
John Robbie interviews Stephen Mahony from JumpCo
EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative Radio 702 Campaign 2016 - Interview with Asher Bohbot
EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative Radio 702 Campaign 2016 - Interview with Pravin Gordhan
EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative Radio 702 Campaign 2016
EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative Radio 702 Campaign 2015
Brian Gubbins talks to John Robbie on Radio 702
The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Asher Bohbot, CEO of EOH, about the science of job creation
EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative was featured on iSpani TV Show
Ispani is a youth development TV show, where unemployed youth are placed in various companies and put through various tasks. Depending on how they perform, they are either put through an on-the-job training, get an internship or are fully employed. Azwi, one of our IT learners, was chosen to be featured on Ispani.