Go for Gold Tuition (RF) NPC
Go for Gold is an award-winning ‘education-to-employment public-private initiative, founded in 1999 through a collaboration between companies in the built environment, the Western Cape and the Gauteng Departments of Education and civil society. The Go for Gold programme is designed as a skills development pipeline, specifically supporting talented youth from disadvantaged communities who wish to pursue technical vocations in the built environment.
Our intervention begins in high school, strengthening aspirant technical professionals academically and instilling the necessary life skills to personally empower each of our beneficiaries to finish our programme and become employable. Go for Gold acts as a catalyst between talented, deserving youth and industry. Our programme is further empowered by participating in 23 built environment partner companies who benefit from our programme because they require more black technical graduates.
Our partners participate and support youth in each phase of our programme, enjoying that Go for Gold give deserving children various means of support from high school to tertiary studies.
Students benefit from Go for Gold’s intervention and partnerships in that they gain practical exposure and enjoy interacting with keen Go for Gold partners, thus inspiring our beneficiaries to join the industry. In short, the Go for Gold intervention: begins at the school level, aiding deserving youth with their academic performance in Maths and Science subjects at secondary and tertiary institutions; introduces vital life skills training; provides work experience and bridging programmes; initiates bursary support and access to tertiary and once students qualify, our skilled graduates are employed within the Go for Gold network of 21 partner companies from the South African built environment. The programme in its entirety is centred on the premise that to create future skilled graduate professionals, who also possess the self-belief to succeed, requires long term investment where the whole child is developed – i.e. both academically and emotionally. Go for Gold is a longitudinal programme. There is no quick fix to youth development and work readiness.
The Go for Gold programme is demand-driven and depicts the efficacy and importance of multiple stakeholder engagement who share a common goal in youth development and economic transformation.