J&J Local Partner

Johnson & Johnson (formerly J&J Medical) Janssen DePuy Synthes

Community Partner

  • FHI 360 Southern Africa Regional Support Office
  • National Business Initiative (NBI) – Coordinating Entity
  • Midrand High School
  • University of Pretoria (JuniorTukkies Program)

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Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the National Business Initiative (NBI) and the University of Pretoria launched the second BTE program in South Africa in March 2012. Building on the success of the BTE-Cape Town initiate, the Johannesburg program targeted 35 students at Midrand High School in order to increase the number of students enrolling in tertiary education and pursuing health careers. BTE program activities focused on:
  1. Academic Enrichment: teacher development; tutoring in English, math and science; STEM expos; and student portfolio development.
  2. Applied Learning: hands-on, research-based science, math, entrepreneurial, and health-based community service projects; and soft skills workshop series.
  3. Career Exploration: a career exhibition; an annual “school holiday camp” at Johnson & Johnson (featuring career discussions, tours, coaching and job shadowing); and core job readiness workshops (targeting interviewing and CV development).
  4. Tertiary Education Linkages: a “school holiday camp” at the University of Pretoria in the second program year involved tours, workshops, peer shadowing, and application support.