On Friday 7th October, Sparrow’s FET College, celebrated the graduation of the class of 2015. Together with their families, staff and past students, the graduation ceremony was an opportunity to come together and celebrate the hard work and success of the class of 2015. It was an inspiring event, which consisted of the FET College 1st ever choir performance, talks from special guests, trustees and past students who have gone on to do incredible work in their various employment settings.
“I thank Sparrow FET for giving me courage and potential to succeed in my new role as an administrator. The FET teachers were more than educators; they taught me life skills that I will use to make a success of my bright future.” (Graduate from the IT- End- User Computing Programme).
The Sparrow FET College is addressing one of the nation’s biggest issues- youth unemployment and skills development. We are changing the lives of South African youth by educating students with specific industry driven skills, who have often been unemployed for many years. The support network of our job coaches play a huge role in assisting students during their six month work experience placement and to help them become employed.
The graduation was an upbeat, celebratory ceremony, which we hope will reflect the future of South Africa. The skills programmes for the class of 2015 included the following:
- Automotive Repair and Maintenance
- Early Childhood Development
- Fluid Power Hose Assembly
- Furniture Making- Wood Machining
- Installation of Floor Covering
- IT- End- User computing
- Professional Cookery
- Welding Application and Practice
We thank everyone who has supported the Sparrow FET College so far, including corporate sponsors and partners, Sparrow Trustees, the hardworking educators/ staff and the passionate, hardworking young graduates.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out how to get involved with sponsoring a course to tackle youth unemployment and gain B-EEE points at the same time.
If you are a young person between the age of 18-35 and would like to gain life enhancing skills to help you enter the workplace, please get in touch: +27 11 673 4410.