Become a partner and adopt a school for the Disability Connect Workplace Readiness Day for the Class of 2021

This workplace readiness programme helps prepare 1 000 learners living with disabilities for what they can expect after school.

The 2nd annual Disability Connect Workplace Readiness Day will take place in April 2021. As the class of 2021 prepare to leave their schools and journey out into the world, this is your opportunity to assist them on their way!

This virtual workplace readiness programme helps prepare 1 000 learners living with disabilities for what they can expect after school.

Operated from our studios in Fourways Gauteng, the event is live streamed to LSEN schools across Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Free State. Each school will be equipped with a virtual conference set-up consisting of a large screen and connectivity toolkit. With this new and exciting format, sponsors are able to access special needs schools around Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Free State and speak directly to matric students.

Corporates have 20 minutes each to address the audience on graduate programmes, learnerships, workplace readiness,  internships, ESD programmes or any other topic of interest the company wishes to address.

This is the primary opportunity to make an impact in the disability community, engage with this space and make a meaningful impact for this community.

At this unique day, pupils receive expert talks on:

  • University and FET programmes for special need graduates
  • Putting together a CV
  • Tips and techniques for acing job interviews
  • Assisted learning technologies
  • Workplace sensitisation

Partner benefits

  • Become recognised as the thought leader in the disability sector within corporate South Africa.
  • Align your brand to a South African first event and the biggest of its kind in the country.
  • Position your company at the forefront of the disability sector in South Africa.
  • Access a recruitment pipeline, key contacts and decision-makers – profile and promote your products and services directly to industry stakeholders.
  • Showcase product related offerings for people living with disabilities and access potential sales or partnership opportunities with fellow sponsors.
  • Create talk-ability, publicity and awareness around what your brand is doing in the disability sector.
  • Differentiate yourself from your competitors.
  • Share the stage with the leading minds in the disability space.
  • Earn maximum BBBEE points, as well as tax relief prospects through transformative and diverse recruitment endeavours.
  • Receive a Section 18a to claim your sponsorship against CSI/ESD.
  • Receive a share of the advertising and PR coverage. The SABC will provide a high level of publicity for the event on its radio and TV broadcast channels and has committed to interviewing all sponsors on Morning Live, the 360 Disability Show and Morning Express.

To find out more about adopting a school and becoming a partner in the Disability Connect Workplace Readiness Day, please call James Chademana on 011 467 3341 or send an email to with Disability Connect Workplace Readiness Day in the subject line.



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