The CSR runs an intentional intervention, Careers@Maties, in several targeted schools to impact the choices made by prospective students with regards to programme of study.
Career assessment with feedback sessions (learners and parents)
New Orleans Secondary School
Bergrivier Secondary School
Klein Nederburg Secondary School
Noorder Paarl High School
Rylands High School
Interesting observations and findings:
- Most of the learners assessed at the participating schools showed high potential of becoming Future Maties.
- The overall observation and findings were that time management and reading skills in general were lacking – this has been addressed with the learners and their parent(s).
- Reading (in general) and extra classes in Maths, Sciences and Accounting were recommended.
- Concerns from parents: financial assistance, accommodation and transport.