Imperial addresses skills shortage
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Imperial addresses skills shortage with more opportunities for graduates and local government partnerships
Logistics and supply chain leader Imperial Logistics has added impetus to its drive to address South Africa’s skills deficit and youth unemployment by extending the reach of its graduate development programme and partnering with local government and TETA (Transport Education Training Authority) in new workplace experience programmes.
Training and development executive Colette Wessels explains that the group’s graduate development programme previously focused on honours and degree students from traditional universities, and was primarily pitched at a junior management level. “We realised, however, that we were missing the opportunity to reach another group of individuals who can add great value to our company, and whose training and development can help to address the country’s critical skills gap.”