Learnerships Must Prioritise Digital Skills

Giving young South Africans access to critical digital skills delivers social and business value South Africa may have produced Mark Shuttleworth and Elon Musk, some of the brightest digital minds in the world today, but the vast majority of our school leavers will matriculate without ever switching on a computer. This is a massive injustice […]

Bursaries: The missing link in your B-BBEE spend

January and February can be some of the most stressful months of the year for companies looking to retain or improve their B-BBEE rating.  With the financial year-end looming, some businesses may be scrambling to make the spend required to achieve their Skills Development targets and thus, secure the maximum points for this priority element. […]

Need help with your Bursary Programme?

Under the amended B-BBEE Codes which came into effect on 1 December, generic companies are required to spend 2,5% of their payroll on funding higher education by means of bursaries for black students.  In order to continue delivering comprehensive B-BBEE skills development for our clients, EduPower offers a bursary management programme that can be aligned […]

Life Changing Work Experience

EduPower’s work experience model is truly unique. Our learners don’t work on simulations – we source live campaigns ensuring the practical experience our learners acquire is marketable and relevant.  Learnerships provide structured experiential on-the-job learning opportunities through which South Africa’s youth can develop the career skills most in demand by today’s employers. This work experience […]

EduPower Opens in Gauteng

In November, EduPower’s new Gauteng campus opened its doors and welcomed its first group of learners. The opening of the Gauteng campus is a milestone for the business and one welcomed by our Gauteng clients. Based in Edendale, the campus has a fully fitted, custom built contact centre as well as classroom facilities. Similar to […]

Unpacking the Amendments to the B-BBEE Scorecard

The Department of Trade and Industry’s amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice on Friday, 31 May, were published in the Government Gazette with very little fanfare considering the significant impact they may have on generic entities in the country. Rajan Naidoo, director of Edupower Skills Academy, takes a closer look at the changes […]

BEE and the moral dilemma

Implementing learnerships should never be an exercise in box-ticking. The whole thing about learnerships, according to Sivarajan Naidoo, director at EduPower, is that nobody is really accountable for ensuring that they’re implemented to provide maximum value for the learner. He goes on to clarify what he means by this: “The whole concept of learnerships was […]

Meet our learner, Carvin Davids

Carvin David’s life story is nothing short of remarkable. A learner at EduPower, Carvin is one of the most positive people you’ll ever meet. He truly embraces his life motto to make the most of every opportunity and he has dreams so big that he is an inspiration to us all! Do you need a […]

The disability equity minefield

Businesses can increase their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) scorecard rating by investing in disability initiatives, but they need to do so for the right reasons. “BEE has brought to the fore the employment of people with disabilities as well as identifying skills development opportunities for them,” says Sivarajan Naidoo, Director of EduPower. While this […]

EduPower unlocks opportunities in the Contact Centre industry

Brenda Tsolo has a dream. With more than 15 years of experience in contact centres, she knows the sector is ideally positioned to create job opportunities for unemployed, young South Africans. Wanting to be part of the employment solution, Brenda’s vision has been to set up her own contact centre and that’s why she has […]