WORK OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMME
The aim of Kolping South Africa’s Work Opportunity Programme (WOP) is to develop and build ‘Youth at Risk’ into strong community leaders and to enable them to gain skilled employment. We specifically target ‘Youth at Risk’ which are socially disadvantaged youth and young adults where race and religion is of no significance.
SPARK- Supporting Vulnerable Families
Too often mothers carry the responsibility of nurturing children on their own.
Mothers in low socio-economic areas carry the additional burden of making an income for her and the family.
The Work Opportunity Programme has successfully skilled over 3000 young people since 1998. The programme is developed to increase employment possibilities and
improve their socio- economic conditions.
life skills training
aftercare and support
How It Works
12 Day Personal Development Programme
This includes modules on Life skills, HIV/Aids, World of Work, Business skills and Personal Finance.
Hard skills training
Various 3-6 months jobs skills training (dependant on training availability in province/ region)
Students have assessments and receive a certificate. They are also rewarded for Leadership, Character and Attitude.
Practical training or job-shadowing
Participants are encouraged to job-shadow, or to be placed on practical training to obtain workplace experience.
Aftercare support and employment
Contact is kept with all participants and assisted with drawing-up CV’s and job application leads.Follow-up tracking and monitoring is done continuously until employment is found.
Aim Of The Services We Provided
“Kolping taught me how to network and market myself, and most importantly never to give up”
Micheray Johnson (Ladysmith, Western Cape)
The life skills change the course of my life and give me direction and helped me to find my purpose
Ramona (WOP, Oudtshoorn)
I have something I can put on my cv now. And Im so happy that I learned a new skill so that I can work for my family.
Lugillen Pietersen (WOP Uitenhage)
Kolping Head Office
- 9 Biccard Street
- P O Box 3209, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7551