EOH has pioneered a youth job creation initiative which is becoming widely emulated by partners and South African businesses at large. This is not a ‘token’ initiative – it was embraced by EOH with effect from 2012, and is being grown both within the company and in its partner ecosystem.
By making effective use of government skills development initiatives and the intellectual resources at the disposal of EOH, the company took on over 600 learners and graduate interns in 2012, absorbed them into the workforce, and set about imparting work skills to them. Most of them are now employed within the company or its partner ecosystem. This year, another 600 are being mentored, learning the business skills that will make them employable for life.
EOH has made the skills development team and resources freely available to any other company that wishes to replicate the model. To find out more about how your company can participate in a youth job creation initiative, click on this link.