Learners from the VUT-Sasol programme were introduced to GOAL2WORK on 11 May as part of their training.
The GOAL2WORK jobseeker’s toolkit provides interested individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to effectively undertake a successful job search. The programme was facilitated by Gugulethu Tshabalala and Grace van Staden from GOAL2WORK.
The programme was divided into three phases. The first phase was centred on the planning and analytical skills needed to secure a good job; phase two dealt with background screening, networking, knowing the right target market and agencies, then phase three discussed ways of handling the interview.
The learners were given guidelines on how they needed to present themselves for an interview and also how they should handle the timing of the interview. Such as arriving 15 minutes before the interview.
“Since February this year, we have presented a number of GOAL2WORK workshops at VUT, Sebokeng and thus far we have really enjoyed it. The different personalities that make up each of the groups that we have trained makes it exciting and special to us,” said Ms van Staden.
She mentioned that at GOAL2WORK they believe that multi-layered, goal-directed, job- seeking training empowers jobseekers to realise their right to meaningful employment. She also mentioned that the three-day programme not only develops the participant’s job-seeking skills but also builds the self-esteem and confidence they need to conduct a powerful job interview.
“We have learnt how to organise the correct format of a CV and how to specify our skills based on agencies and background screening of certain job interviews and we are grateful,” said Thabiso Mofokeng and Masego Thekiso, both learners at the VUT-Sasol Programme.