Our Youth is Geared for the Future!

Our aim is to enrich the youth with scarce and critical skills.

Econo Foods is giving 105 opportunities to unemployed youth. This company is kicking off and offering the biggest learnership project in the Free State, which commenced on 1 August 2021.

According to the group’s HR, Pieter Wiid, Econo Foods took the initiative in 2020 to launch a learnership project for 53 learners with SA Campus and W&R Seta. “We are proud to say that we have employed 43 of those 53 learners. This will be our third intake of youth learners, and currently, we have a team of 15 learners who have completed their theory and are currently gaining practical work experience.” He explained that they are blessed to be able to invest in the unemployed youth by granting them educational and practical work experience.


“We teach them different types of skills in the workplace, from how retail, wholesale, dispatch and receiving work, to all facets within the different divisions.” SA Campus then educates the learners regarding the theoretical side of the business, such as generic management, leadership in the workplace, the role and functions of being a supervisor, how to handle conflict in the workplace and numeracy and computer literacy.

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Our highly experienced team is dedicated to bringing transformation through higher education and training. Online studies are designed for students whose scheduling commitments would otherwise make it difficult to enrol in a full-time higher education program.

A learnership combines theory with practical skills in a work environment. Upon successful completion, the student will receive a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

Author: SAC Online

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