CAPE TOWN - Africa’s largest retailer, Shoprite is aiming to empower more than 12 000 youth with their Retail Readiness programme.
The programme which was launched in February 2016 has trained youth between the ages of 18 to 29 years old in the retail sector in Gauteng and the Western Cape.
“As the largest private sector employer in Africa with more than 148,000 people in our workforce, the Shoprite Group believes that developing people’s skills drives not only our business, but also the economy. The Group works to develop the skills of youth by creating educational and job opportunities directly linked to our business, thereby continuously creating an exceptional talent pipeline”, said the group.
Taking place over eight weeks, the programme equips the youth with essential skills in the retail sector. Upon completion of the programme, the participants also receive an NQF Level 3 qualification.
According to the Group’s spokesperson on skills development, Moga Pillay said that this programme directly tackles youth unemployment.