PIC and Disability Connect join forces for a Workplace Readiness Day At Filadelfia School for the Physically Challenged

Last week, disabled learners in Soshanguve benefited from the Disability Connect Work Readiness Programme, sponsored by PIC, which took place at Filadelfia School for the Physically Challenged. Youth Month is the perfect time to remind these learners to keep their eye on their abilities, and not be held by any any disability they may have, because there are wonderful opportunities available to them after the high school career ends. PIC

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. On Tuesday 15 June, the second in a series of Workplace Readiness Events took place at Filadelfia School for the Physically Challenged, situated approximately 30 minutes from Pretoria.

Over 100 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 and more about accessing university for students with disabilities.

Event sponsor for the day, PIC, shared with students about opportunities for future applicants looking to work at this diverse and continuously developing insurance company. They provided goodie bags filled with exclusive merchandise, and provided students with information about possible opportunities at the company post-matric.

Spokesperson for PIC, Phila Nkosi, delivered a powerful presentation to learners, and provided insight into the world of work at the Public Investment Corporation.

“Our vision is to be the leader in developmental investing for sustainable financial prosperity for our stakeholders. Our mission is to be a key player, not only in the region, but also on the African continent, who consistently delivers on client mandates through direct investing for economic transformation, robust risk management, strategic partnerships and resource mobilisation.”



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