Work Readiness

How NSFAS Works for People with Disabilities

Students living with disabilities can receive financial support for their studies through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, better known as NSFAS. NSFAS provides bursaries to students who come from poor and working-class backgrounds, and they will pay for much more than just your fees. If you’re a person with a disability, the criteria to …

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Disability Connect Workplace Readiness – Post Event: New Hope School and Saab

The last in the 2021 series of Workplace Readiness Events took place on Thursday, 14 October 2021 at New Hope School with corporate sponsor, Saab. The highly successful road show concluded with another Johannesburg-based school which caters for learners with disabilities benefiting from the practical information provided by the sponsor and the speakers. New Hope …

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Disability Connect and the CSIR Inspire Students for Workplace Readiness!

The latest in the series of Disability Connect’s Workplace Readiness events took place at Kempton Panorama, where 30 senior students were able to learn more about the working world. On Thursday 30 September 2021, corporate partner Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) provided students with information about opportunities within their company, giving them motivation about the possibilities …

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Event Recap – Hope School

The recent event in the series of Disability Connect’s Workplace Readiness events took place at Hope School, where 50 senior students were able to learn more about the working world. With corporate partner Brand South Africa, we provided students with information about opportunities within their company, giving them motivation about the possibilities available to persons …

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Workplace Readiness Event Recap

The senior students of Roodepark School based in Roodepoort, benefited from the recent Work Readiness Event which took place on Tuesday, 7 September 2021, made possible by corporate sponsor, Investec.  The school is committed to empowering learners by equipping them with life skills, values and quality vocational education to become self-sufficient and equitable citizens that …

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POST EVENT: Prinshof School for Partially Sighted & Blind and Barloworld Equipment

The learners with disabilities in Pretoria benefited from the recent event in the series of Work Readiness Events which took place on Tuesday, 17 August 2021. Adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols, 50 senior students heard from industry experts about how to prepare for life beyond school. Topics included how to handle a job interview, drafting …

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Workplace Readiness Event – Ithembalihle School

The learners with disabilities in Johannesburg South, benefited from the Work Readiness Event which kicked off this month.  While the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities may be widely acknowledged, demystifying, and highlighting the largely marginalised disability sector as well as the sourcing and accessing of relevant skills within this sector remains a challenge. Adhering …

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Event Recap – St Vincent School for the Deaf

The learners with disabilities in Melrose, Johannesburg North, benefited from the Work Readiness Event on Tuesday, 3 August 2021.  Adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols, 50 Grade 11 and 12 students heard from industry experts about how to prepare for life beyond school. Topics included how to handle a job interview, drafting of a winning CV …

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Post Event St Vincent School for the Deaf with BCEI

The disabled learners in Melrose, Johannesburg North, benefited from the latest Work Readiness Event which kicked off once again in the new schooling term on Tuesday, 3 August 2021.  While the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities may be widely acknowledged, demystifying, and highlighting the largely marginalised disability sector as well as the sourcing and …

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