Cape Town, South Africa
Grant Period: 2010-2013
Business leadership driving program success
Launched in 2010, Johnson & Johnson partnered with the National Business Initiative (NBI), three institutions of higher education, various community partners, and government agencies to create Bridge to Employment – Cape Town, South Africa. At each point in BTE-Cape Town, South Africa’s program, business ensured activities prepare students for work and, often, are business-led activities and provided students with mathematics, science and life skills supports.
The program offered student activities including:
- Math and science tutoring providing students with a foundation for health careers.
- BTE Club focused on computer literacy, presentation skills, public speaking, and debates, which business finds necessary for almost any job.
- Career Coaching from Johnson & Johnson employees, including lunch-n-learn opportunities, company site visits, and career coaching.
- Open Days & Student for a Day programs at institutions of higher learning so students can better understand that the bridge from high school to career is higher education.
- Skills Workshops to improve student “soft” skills, another fundamental element of career preparation.
- “Healthy Living” Service Learning Projects that students design and lead in the broader community.